Marching band

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An American college marching band on the field (Kansas State University)

A marching band is a group of instrumental musicians who usually perform outdoors.

It combines movement – usually some type of marching and other movements – with their musical performance. Its instruments typically are brass instruments, woodwinds, and percussion instruments. The music usually has a strong rhythmic component suitable for marching. All marching bands use some kind of uniform[1].

In addition to traditional parade performances, many bands also perform field shows at special events (such as football games) or at competitions.

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  1. often military-style uniforms with shakos, pith helmets, feather plumes, capes, gloves, and the school or organization's name or symbol

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