Florida State Marching Band Goes Digital To Save 200,000 Sheets Of Paper

The Florida State Marching Band is going green.
This week, the marching band — known as the Marching Chiefs — announced it will be eliminated its flip chart, which included pages of sheet music and drill charts. In total, approximately 200,000 sheets of paper were used for the 400-member band.
Instead of using the flip charts, the band will switch to mounting smartphones on their instruments.
From a report on the school’s website:

This year, band members are mounting smartphones with marching materials onto their instruments. They’re using a recently developed attachment called “eFlip” developed by marching band students at Louisiana State University. Now musicians can store PDF files of music in the cloud and discard their flip charts.

“The Marching Chiefs’ elimination of flip charts represents the type of creativity encouraged by Florida State’s sustainable campus initiative, which calls on all of us to incorporate sustainable living practices on campus,” College of Music Dean Patricia J. Flowers said.
“Patrick Dunnigan and David Plack have shown innovative leadership not only in charting their inspiring halftime shows, but also in stewarding resources and reducing waste. The Marching Chiefs continue to set a high standard for the garnet and gold — and green!”
Photos of the smartphones and eFlip being used can be seen here.
Kudos to their Florida State marching band for their innovation.
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