Re: Fascinatin' Rhythm [Debate] [LONG][PERSONAL INFO]

Mr. E (jackechs@EROLS.COM)
Wed, 14 Feb 1996 19:24:13 -0500

In both Army and Navy Basic Training I was taught that drill was to make us
work as a team ... as well as marching is the fastest way to get from point
A to B.

At 02:48 PM 02/14/96 -0500, Brian Valimont wrote:
>Isn't military drill (or any other sort of drill, such as educational),
>used today as repitition as means of reinforcement? When social groups
>engage in drill, it is often for the purpose of reiterating a series of
>motions or for repetition of information for the purpose of making them
>more autonomic.
>I would also argue that a parade lies in between drill and dance, as it
>stems from a more military function, yet is performed for entertainment.
>This would include associated activities such as flag team performance,
>and marching band choreography. Organized, synchronized group functions
>need not nessesarily be one or the other.
thank you for your time and space ... respectfully submitted,

Anthony Dean Dauer

"We have met the enemy, and he is us." Walt Kelly (1913-1973), Pogo

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