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Have You Seen This? Bicycle showband is your new favorite kind of band

By Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor | Posted - Jun 16th, 2019 @ 3:57pm



THE FIELD — Pioneer children singing as they walked is so last century.

We human have made great modern progress with our walking, especially when we basically started bragging to the whole animal kingdom after we added musical instruments to the mix.

And maybe you thought we hit the pinnacle of human dominance with the intense marching band routines that are standard for many colleges (which are put into a handy top 10 list for you here).

But if you thought we were done pushing the limits of what we can do as a human race while playing a musical instrument, you were wrong. Very wrong.

It’s time you get to know the Dutch “marching band” called Crescendo, who brought bikes to the party.

In this video, you’ll see the bicycle showband rehearsing in a sports arena. Trumpets, saxophones, trombones and tubas alike are played by assorted musicians and they ride bikes in choreographed patterns. And it’s only too bad for the percussionists who haven’t figured out how to play while riding, so those poor fools have to march in the back.

But there is still hope for the percussionists, which can be found in the history of Crescendo itself. The showband started in 1922 as a seated choir, became a marching band in 1960 and started introducing bicycles to their routine in 1973.

Stay strong percussionists, I’m sure the right tech is on its way to give you wheels.

You can learn more about Crescendo on its website.

Martha Ostergar

About the Author: Martha Ostergar

Martha Ostergar is a writer who delights in the ridiculous that internet serves up, which means she's more than grateful that she gets to cruise the web for amazing videos to write about. Follow her on Twitter @monstergar.

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