Music and Sports Collide

For my project I researched and am writing a chapter that could be used as a substitute chapter for the textbook Resonances: Engaging Music in Its Cultural Context that is used in my class. My research project is 'Music and Sports Collide' which shows how they relate both for the players of the sports and the spectators. Throughout the chapter, I discuss how the music impacts sports throughout time and how it can impact different sporting events. I use musical examples to give an idea of how music has changed for sports over time and why that is the case. The musical examples are a performance from the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games, gladiator music played in the Colosseum, and Sweet Caroline. I chose to focus on ancient Roman times, Olympic Games which have been going on for a long time, and present times in sporting events. All those areas show how music has changed over time but is still relatable to sports athletes and spectators.