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Nearly every fall, as football teams return to the field, tragic stories of players falling ill and even dying of heat trauma make the headlines. What many don’t consider is that marching band members—who don heavy uniforms and perform in the same sweltering temperatures—may also be at risk.

A study led by the University of Kansas has measured core temperatures, hydration and sweat levels of marching band members and found that they are very much at risk and deserve access to athletic trainers for their safety—just as players do.

The study used high tech methods to