Having done it myself, I have respect for anyone in a marching band, marching in a parade. Of all the parades I did, there was nothing even slightly close to marching in a Mardis Gras parade. This was one of many great bands from the Krewe of Endymion parade which someone told me was close to 7 miles long! That's just crazy. I don't know how any of these kids do it, but especially the guys carrying sousaphones.