- n. a group of musicians playing brass and woodwind and percussion instruments
“He composed mazurkas, polonaises, waltzes, At the age of ten he dedicated a march to the Grand Duke Constantine, who had it scored for a military band and played on parade (subsequently it was also published, but without the composer's name), and these productions gave such evident proof of talent that his father deemed it desirable to get his friend Elsner to instruct him in harmony and counterpoint.”
“La Scala did not meet any more at the doctor's house, and in the town square the music of the military band became ragged and mournful.”
“Tancred of Hauteville passed the Alps as a pilgrim; and his first military band was levied among the adventurers of Italy.”
““By your command, great mother of all conductors and king of all military band leaders north of the Sahara and east of the—””
“Reaching Avignon on the night of the 23d, they went the next day, which was Sunday, in search of a Protestant church, but none was to be found in this ancient city of the Popes, so they followed a fine military band to the church of St. Agricola and attended the services there, the band participating and making most glorious music.”
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