A Comparison of Variables in Arizona Marching Band Festival Results
Rickels reports of a study investigating the relationships between scores at high school marching band festivals during the fall 2004 marching season in Arizona. Sixteen contributing variables were examined. Directors from 115 schools were invited to complete an online questionnaire. Statistical analysis revealed that variables significantly impacting festival scores include marching band budget, total band-program budget, number of part-time assistant/non-certified marching staff, marching band enrollment, total band program enrollment, number of festivals attended, school enrollment, and concurrence of concert band programs.