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G-Force Five! is about danger and excitement. A g-force is the feeling of something pushing or pulling against you when you’re going very fast, like in a tight turn in a car or a roller coaster. The “g” in g-force stands for “gravity”.  So G-Force Five (or 5 Gs) would be 5 times the normal force of gravity.  Here’s what it looks like to experience 1, 3, and 5 Gs:

1 man, 5 Gs

John Stapp experiencing G-Force 1, 3, and 5

Listen to this professional band play G-Force Five!  And then listen to an actual, live, 5th grade band performance below:

Composer Ralph Ford is Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Troy University in Troy, Alabama. He directs the university’s famous “Sound of the South” marching band.