Marching Band Sets World Record… On MSC Splendida

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MSC Cruises ship Splendida played host to a world record-setting event this week – the fastest mile by a marching band.

Musicians from the British Imperial Military Band completed multiple laps of a specially-measured circuit of the ship’s pool deck to complete their record-breaking feat, watched by hundreds of guests.

The band performed the feat in 14 minutes, 26 seconds. While that may not sound as impressive as a sub 4 minute mile, remember that the band was wearing full uniform and playing instruments at the same time. Let’s see Usain Bolt do that!

The band of 21 serving and former military musicians agreed to the challenge even though it involved marching at a 150 beats-per-minute pace. The event was overseen by an official Guinness World Records adjudicator.

You can watch the video of the world record march here.

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