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  • n. A group of instrumental musicians who generally perform outdoors, and who often incorporate movement - usually some type of marching - with their musical performance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a band that marches (as in a parade) and plays music at the same time


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  • She had played clarinet in the marching band at Springfield College and would be the first to tell you that had been a long time ago.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna

  • Their cries barely carried over the cheers and shouts that roared down from the Shadyside supporters, and the loud blasts and drumrolls from the Shadyside marching band in their own bleachers near the end zone.

    The First Evil

  • Stocking the home team locker room with iced champagne, he hired the University of Southern California marching band to play “Happy Days Are Here Again” and worked out details on paper as to how the Lakers should be interviewed after the big win.

    One Season

  • “I reckon you could have had the elephant parade with hundred-piece marching band going through your attic and you wouldn’t have noticed,” he yelled back, and Lauren pulled the spoon from Jake’s hand.

    Memory of Fire


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