military band

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Noun1.military band - a group of musicians playing brass and woodwind and percussion instrumentsmilitary band - a group of musicians playing brass and woodwind and percussion instruments
band - instrumentalists not including string players
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A boy hears a military band play on the field at night, and he has kings and queens and famous chivalry palpably before him.
He gives us often the blaring music of a military band or the loud, swelling volume of an organ, but very seldom the softer tones of a violin or symphony.
The military band outside the building struck up "God save the Queen" with great vigour before his Excellency had quite finished; the people shouted; the in's rubbed their hands; the out's shook their heads; the Government party said there never was such a good speech; the Opposition declared there never was such a bad one; the Speaker and members of the House of Assembly withdrew from the bar to say a great deal among themselves and do a little: and, in short, everything went on, and promised to go on, just as it does at home upon the like occasions.
The military bands struck up altogether; the horses stood upon two legs each, cantered backwards, and whisked their tails about in all directions; the dogs barked, the mob screamed, the troops recovered, and nothing was to be seen on either side, as far as the eye could reach, but a long perspective of red coats and white trousers, fixed and motionless.
Dan and the ship's surgeon and I had been up to the great square, listening to the music of the fine military bands and contemplating English and Spanish female loveliness and fashion, and at nine o'clock were on our way to the theater, when we met the General, the Judge, the Commodore, the Colonel, and the Commissioner of the United States of America to Europe, Asia, and Africa, who had been to the Club House to register their several titles and impoverish the bill of fare; and they told us to go over to the little variety store near the Hall of Justice and buy some kid gloves.
RAWALPINDI -- Pakistan tri-services military band enthralled audience by their spectacular performance at Cape town, South Africa on the eve of 10th annual Cape Town Military Tattoo held from November 10 to 14, 2015.
Minister Tuitubou said the MOU will create a pathway to allow graduating students from the Youth Training Centre in Valelevu to be recruited into the Fiji Military Band.
East meets West at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo this year with the East represented by a Bollywood Dance extravaganza, The Military Band of the People's Liberation Army of China and the Changxing Lotus Dragon Dance Folklore Group, pictured.
This year it will showcase the Yorkshire Volunteers Military Band.
287-301) would have been a good starting point, as would the repertoire in Carl Boose's Military Band Journal, published from 1846 (mentioned by Herbert and Barlow on p.
Islam Karimov laid a wreath at the monument of the Grieving Mother being accompanied by the military band on May 9.
1 singles from this week, with Jade Wright 1974 The Pipes & Drums & military band.

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