Parent type: Orchestra

Definition: An ensemble of military personnel that performs musical duties for military functions which include field music (providing both control of troop movements and entertainment) and ceremonial music (e.g., national anthems, patriotic music, and funeral processions). A typical military band consists mostly of wind and percussion instruments, but a second tradition of brass and woodwind military bands has also developed.


Military Band Ensembles

Name Creation
Band of the Grenadier Guards 1684
Central Band of the Royal Air Force 1919
United States Air Force Band 1941