College and high school marching bands are an integral part of football's pageantry. It takes an awful lot of practice and (yes) athletic ability to swirl around a football field with a tuba or clarinet without missing a note. But the task is not without risk: it's pretty damn easy to miss a step and fall face-first into a pile of chewed-up grass.
So with this collection of band fail GIFs, we're not only laughing at them; we're also sympathizing... but we're mostly laughing.
1. The blonde girl in the middle falls and gets wrecked
2. Man down! We've got a man down!
3. Meet the trombone section
4. Uncle Rico and his baton
5. Saxophone girl is tackled by the grass monster