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Military Bands from Wikipeadia

A military band is a group of personnel that perform musical duties for military functions, usually for the armed forces. A typical military band consists mostly of wind and percussion instruments with a few Brass instruments. The conductor of a band commonly bears the title of Bandmaster or Director of Music. Ottoman military bands are thought to be the oldest variety of military marching band in the world.

band is typically between 116 and 120 beats per minute[1], the normal military marching pace.
A modern mehter emulating those of Ottoman times

The military band should be capable of playing ceremonial and marching music, including the national anthems and patriotic songs of not only their own nation but others as well, both while stationary and as a marching band. Military bands also play a part in military funeral ceremonies. There are two types of historical traditions in military bands. The first is military field music. This type of music includes bugles (or other natural instruments such as natural trumpets or natural horns), bagpipes, or fifes and almost always drums, the latter two being organised into Corps of Drums. This type of music was used to control troops on the battlefield as well as for entertainment. Following the development of instruments such as the keyed trumpet or the saxhorn family of brass instruments, a second tradition of the all brass military band was formed.

During the American Civil War most Union regiments had both types of groups within the unit. However, due to changes in military tactics by the end of World War I field musical had been mostly phased out in favor of the brass bands. These performed in a concert setting for entertainment, as well as continued to perform drill and martial events. In the United States, these bands were increased in instrumentation to include woodwinds, which gives us the modern military band in the United States, as well as the basis for high school and college marching bands and concert bands.

Field music is still popular at ceremonial functions, with many organizations such as police, fire, and veterans groups maintaining pipe and drum, fife and drum, or drum and bugle corps.

In the United States Army, the band is attached to the headquarters element and one of its duties is to provide security for the command post. Regular British Army musicians are all members of the Corps of Army Music. As a secondary role they are trained to work in NBC 'Casualty Decontamination Areas'. Modern-day military musicians often perform a variety of other styles of music in different ensembles, from chamber music to rock and roll. During World War II, The Royal Air Force Dance Orchestra, better known as The Squadronaires, served to entertain troops and support morale.

 

Military Bands from Wikipeadia

A military band is a group of personnel that perform musical duties for military functions, usually for the armed forces. A typical military band consists mostly of wind and percussion instruments with a few Brass instruments. The conductor of a band commonly bears the title of Bandmaster or Director of Music. Ottoman military bands are thought to be the oldest variety of military marching band in the world.

band is typically between 116 and 120 beats per minute[1], the normal military marching pace.
A modern mehter emulating those of Ottoman times

The military band should be capable of playing ceremonial and marching music, including the national anthems and patriotic songs of not only their own nation but others as well, both while stationary and as a marching band. Military bands also play a part in military funeral ceremonies. There are two types of historical traditions in military bands. The first is military field music. This type of music includes bugles (or other natural instruments such as natural trumpets or natural horns), bagpipes, or fifes and almost always drums, the latter two being organised into Corps of Drums. This type of music was used to control troops on the battlefield as well as for entertainment. Following the development of instruments such as the keyed trumpet or the saxhorn family of brass instruments, a second tradition of the all brass military band was formed.

During the American Civil War most Union regiments had both types of groups within the unit. However, due to changes in military tactics by the end of World War I field musical had been mostly phased out in favor of the brass bands. These performed in a concert setting for entertainment, as well as continued to perform drill and martial events. In the United States, these bands were increased in instrumentation to include woodwinds, which gives us the modern military band in the United States, as well as the basis for high school and college marching bands and concert bands.

Field music is still popular at ceremonial functions, with many organizations such as police, fire, and veterans groups maintaining pipe and drum, fife and drum, or drum and bugle corps.

In the United States Army, the band is attached to the headquarters element and one of its duties is to provide security for the command post. Regular British Army musicians are all members of the Corps of Army Music. As a secondary role they are trained to work in NBC 'Casualty Decontamination Areas'. Modern-day military musicians often perform a variety of other styles of music in different ensembles, from chamber music to rock and roll. During World War II, The Royal Air Force Dance Orchestra, better known as The Squadronaires, served to entertain troops and support morale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listing of World Military Bands HERE

U.S. Air Force 
                

USAF Band  Washington DC
Mission -Organization - History
Front And Center:-  - Billboard- Brooke's Chicago Marine Band - Front Section- Gladiator - Invictus - Knights of The Road - Lights Out - Outlook - Regimental Pride - Show Boy - Swenney's Cavalcade - Transcontinental - Troopers Tribunial - Veni Vidi Vici - Washington Grays
Dress Parade:  American Red Cross - Fire Master - Kiefer's Special.
Tower Music: Honor With Dignity - Rolling Thunder.



USAF Heritage America Band 
Home Page 
Ceremonial Music:     American Red Cross - Anchors Away - Bravura - Director General -  Kilties - National Emblem - Officer Of The Day - Rapase Band - Royal Decree - Stars & Strips - St Julien - Washington Post - and many Service Songs
Patriots:  Gardes du Corps
Riders For The Flag:  Air Force Songs - Bride Elect - Stars & Stripes - El Capitan
Sousa:  Beau Ideal - Directorate - Flags Of Freedom - Gallant Seventh - High School Cadets - Hands Across TheSea - Jack Tar   - Manhattan Beach - Rifle Regiment - Sabre & Spurs - Wolverines
American Solute: Melody Shop - National Emblem - Stars & Strips
Songs Of America:  Hail To The Spirit Of Liberty - Semper Fidelis - Stars & Stripes
Early Light:  American Red Cross - American Legion - National Emblem - Stars &Stripes
Ceremonial Music:  American Red Cross - American Legion -  Buglers & Drums - C.M.T.C. March - Gary Owen - Hands Across The Sea - Hail To The Spirit Of Liberty - National Emblem - Officer Of the Day - Washington Post.
An American Patrol: American Patrol - Barnum & Bailey's Favorite.
Heritage To Horizons:  Yorktown Centennial

USAF Reserve Band
Mome Page
Military Escort:
  Circuus Bee - Men Of Ohio - Military Escort - Rolling Thunder.
For Heros Proved:  Semper Fidelis/

US ARMY BANDS

Triumphal March in CMajor - Beethoven   West Point Band (1 minute only)

US Army Band   Pershing's Own
Recordings:  Invincible Eagle - National Emblem - National Spirt - Rifle Regiment.  PLUS A Guide to ceremonial Music!

List Of Army Bands

1st Armord Division Band - Germany
Recordings:   Iron olider March - Inspection March ?.

9th Army Band -  Alaska
Arctic Warrior March  (40 sec)

82 Div Army Band
Recordings:  Army Goes Rolling Along 1m - Americans We -  American Solider - Gary Owens - National Emblem - March Grandeoso - St Julian - Stars & Stripes - Washington Post - 12 Army Corps Songs

113th Army Band
Recordings:  Gary Owen - His Honoh - Klazon - Saber & Spurs

282nd Army Band -
Recordings: (Zip folder can be downloaded with El Captian, Liberty Bell, Thunder, and Washington Post)  Scroll to bottom.

West Point Band
  West Point Bicentennial March

392nd Army Band - Fort Lee
Recordings:  American Soldier - Americans We - Bravura - El Capiton - Liberty Bell - March Grandioso - Stars & Stripes - Thunderer - Washington Post.

US Army Field Band
Recordings:  Armed Forces Medley - Army Strong - Garry Owen - Liberty Bell - Melody Shop.

US Marine Band - Presidents Own
Fife & Drum:   Washington Post 1890 - Thunderer 1896 - Semper Fidelis 1927 - Washington Post 1988.

Semper Fidelis:  Semper Filidis - Manhattan Beach - Comrades Of The Legion - Sabre & Spurs - Gallent Seventh - King Cotton - Who's Who In Navy Blue - Invincible Eagle - Royal Walsh Fusiliers.

Sound Off:  Sound Off - Famous 22nd Regiment - Revelation.

Uncommon Valor:  Semper Fidelis - Espirit de Corps - Man Behind The Gun - Marine Corps Institute - Invercargill - March Of The Women Marines - Marines Hyme.

Exclusives:  Barnum & Bailey's Favorite - Free Lance - Glory Of The Yankee Navy - Golden Jubilee - Gladiator - King Cotton - Presidents Own - Mother Hubbard - Powhatan's Daughter - Rifle Regiment.

Ceremonial:  Boys Of The Old Brigade - C.M.T.C. - King Cotton - Officer Of The Day - National Emblem - Semper Fidelis -Stars & Strips - Sound Off March ?  - Medleys and a complete repertoire of ceremonial music.
Radetsky March - Strauss  US Marine Band      Granwich Village Orchestra 

Marche Hongroise - Berlioz    US Marine Band

Marche Militarie - Saint-Seans  US Marine Band

Triumphal March - Verdi   US Marine Band

March in D - Beethoven  US Marine Band

US Navy Band Washington DC.
Recordings: Belford's Canrival - Cangeo do Excercite -Florentiner-  In Storm & Sunshine - March Grandioso - Under The Double Eagle.

US Coast Guard Band
Recordings:  Men Of Ohio - Easter Monday On The White House Lawn -(scroll down 1/2)  USCG Chief Petty Officers March - Semper Paratus  36s  - (scroll to bottom)

International Military Music Website History and data all about military bands.  Includes:  History of world bands - Band music - Early History - programing - Instruments - Band music on CD - and much more!