The University Interscholastic League (UIL) is now requiring physicals for marching band students.
This is a statewide rule, and it is the first year it is being implemented. This rule does not apply to all grades; though students who aren’t required still need to submit an updated medical form.
The first and third year of high school, students will actually have a physical exam. The second and fourth year of high school, students will have to submit an up to date physical information form. Marching band replaces the physical education unit in most school systems and even though it is not considered a sport it does require a lot of physical activity. Currently most marching bands require a medical form to be filled out every year, this will further the idea and be proactive to make sure all students participating in extracurricular school activities are healthy and safe.