This article is from the College marching band FAQ, by Adam Elman firstname.lastname@example.org, Meredith McClurg email@example.com, Patrick Neschleba firstname.lastname@example.org and Craig Moe email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
There are numerous reasons, among them the legal hassle in obtaining song
copyrights, lost advertising revenue, the difficulty of filming a band
_and_ getting a good pickup of the sound, and the sports-oriented priorities
of the director. In other words, people would rather see football