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Municipal Marching Bands

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Marching band formed and hired to continuously patrol a municipality.

Example: New York City would have at least 10 separate Municipal Marching Bands They would march a circuit of 10 or 20 square blocks. Their job would be to march and play happy music all day long every business day.

My thinking is that a marching band could really have an effect on morale in a city-scape, cheer people up with high energy music especially during economically difficult times.

This would also create some jobs for artists, a profession that could always use more opportunity.

vfrackis, Aug 09 2012

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       //a marching band could really have an effect on morale// Yep.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 09 2012
  

       bep upitty up bup bup bup buppity up...   

       Yes - it's working
DenholmRicshaw, Aug 09 2012
  

       I can already sense the ability to throw a brick twice the normal distance.
xenzag, Aug 09 2012
  

       Louie Louie until people go screwy.
rcarty, Aug 09 2012
  

       I think this can only be approved of if you agree to use the Band of the Coldstream Guards, so that the job is done properly. All that poncing around with pom-poms is merely irritating.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 09 2012
  

       I could see some serious gang-related rivalries cropping up between bands, and never mind the traffic jams.
RayfordSteele, Aug 10 2012
  

       We're trying to, but you keep bringing them up.
RayfordSteele, Aug 10 2012
  

       Holding court.
RayfordSteele, Aug 11 2012
  

       And we'll have inter-burrough and inter-city marching band competitions judged by Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul with the winner getting bragging rights and fresh paving on 100 city blocks of their choosing. Right?
jurist, Aug 12 2012
  

       This has the same appeal as having that clown from It pop up beside the bed when I'm drifting off.
Phrontistery, Aug 12 2012
  

       I remember when Sunday mornings used to be regularly interrupted by the sound of marching bands. With the volume & speed of traffic on roads these days, they'd be mown down before the first bar of 'When the Saints Come Marching In" had finished echoing 'round the neighbourhood. +
DrBob, Aug 13 2012
  
      
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