The Ang Mo Kio Secondary School (AMKSS) Symphonic Band has a long history. In 2002 the school moved to its present campus in Ang Mo Kio, Singapore. In the same year, the current bandmaster Brando Tan joined the band and helped it to grow significantly. Its members gained most of their experience through active participation in school performances and outdoor events. At present, the band has over one hundred members forming the Junior and Senior bands. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ang Mo Kio Secondary School Symphonic Band"
The Band of the Hour is the name of the marching band at the University of Miami. ...more on Wikipedia about "Band of the Hour"
Bands of America (BOA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes high school music education in the United States. Specifically, BOA organizes many marching band competitions for high school students, including regional and national events. Its largest event is the Grand National Championships, an annual competition which has been held since 1984 in the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, attracting many of the best high school marching bands in the country, although no performance qualifications are required to attend. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bands of America"
The Cal Band is the marching band for the University of California at Berkeley. While the Cal Band is student-run, it is administered under the auspices of the university, and represents Cal at sporting events and social gatherings. The Band is also known as the Pride of California and "the Pacesetter of College Marching Bands." ...more on Wikipedia about "Cal Band"
The California Aggie Marching Band-uh! is the official UC Davis marching band. The band, which has roughly 200 members, plays at both home and away games to cheer on the UC Davis Aggies sports teams, as well as participating in parades. ...more on Wikipedia about "California Aggie Marching Band-uh!"
The Cavalier Marching Band is a 230-piece marching band at the University of Virginia. The band's director, William Pease, is the first full-time marching band director in the history of the University of Virginia. A newcomer among the ranks of collegiate marching bands, the Cavalier Marching Band was formed in 2004 after a funding gift in 2003 by University of Virginia benefactor Carl Smith. The portion of the gift specifically earmarked to endow a new marching band was $1.5 million, and an additional $22 million was included towards a new performing arts center. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cavalier Marching Band"
A dot book (also dotbook or dot-book) is a small notebook utilized by marching bands (especially high school bands) in order to aid the learning of formations on a field. The name is derived from the use of dots on drill sheets which symbolize players on the field: a dot book focuses on the owner's particular dots and other marchers the player may have to guide (use to determine an adjusted location). ...more on Wikipedia about "Dot book"
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The Eastern Marching Band Association or EMBA is a local circuit for marching band competitions, based in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. Although there used to be many bands in it, most left in 2001 to form the Musical Arts Conference. ...more on Wikipedia about "Eastern Marching Band Association"
Glide step is a form of walking used by marching bands to minimize upper body movement enabling musicians to play their instruments and march without air-stream interruptions. Glide stepping requires that each step is planted heel first with the toe pointed at a 90 degree angle to the leg. Then, the foot is "rolled" down until the entire foot touches the ground. Usually, special shoes are worn with a curved heal that facilitates rolling the foot. Glide stepping is used by many high school marching bands and by many Drum Corps. ...more on Wikipedia about "Glide step"
The Goin' Band from Raiderland is the 450-member-plus marching band of Texas Tech University. ...more on Wikipedia about "Goin' Band from Raiderland"
(Highty-Tighties) The Virginia Tech Regimental Band, also known as the Highty Tighties, VPI Cadet Band, or Band Company, is a military marching band and unit in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. ...more on Wikipedia about "Highty-Tighties"
A marching band is a group of instrumental musicians who generally perform outdoors, and who incorporate movement – usually some type of marching – with their musical performance. In addition to traditional parade performances, many bands also perform field shows at special events (often American football games) or at marching band competitions. Marching bands are generally categorized by function and by the style of field show (if any) they perform. Increasingly, Marching Bands are performing indoor concerts, in addition to any "Pep Band" duties, that implement many of the songs, traditions, and flare from outside performances. ...more on Wikipedia about "Marching band"
A military band is a group of soldiers assigned to musical duties. A typical military band consists mostly of wind and percussion instruments. The conductor of a band usually bears the title of bandmaster. 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. ...more on Wikipedia about "Military band"
The Musical Arts Conference or MAC is a local circuit for marching band competitions, based in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. The conference was formed in 2001. ...more on Wikipedia about "Musical Arts Conference" www.shortopedia.com rocks.
The New York State Field Band Conference or NYSFBC is a local circuit for marching band competitions, based in New York. Championships are held at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York each October. ...more on Wikipedia about "New York State Field Band Conference"
The Pride has been featured on ESPN as well as a DVD called This is Tennessee. The current Director of Bands is Dr. Gary Sousa. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pride of the Southland Band"
The Raffles Girls' School Symphonic Band (RGSSB), founded 1965, is the band of Raffles Girls' School school in Singapore. ...more on Wikipedia about "Raffles Girls' School Symphonic Band"
The Raffles Institution Military Band (RIMB) is the military band of Raffles Institution, a premier school in Singapore. The band's resident conductor is Mr. Takehiro Oura, who also conducts the Raffles Girls' School Symphonic Band and the Raffles Junior College Symphonic Band. The current leader of the band is Jeremy Wong, a saxophone player. Although the band is still known as a military band, it has turned symphonic since 1991, and only performs in an outdoor ceremony during the school's founder's day parades. Despite this, band members still have a sense of military discipline and learn some drills during Secondary 1. ...more on Wikipedia about "Raffles Institution Military Band"
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The RPI Pep Band is a completely student-owned and operated organization at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. They are a group of students who enjoy spreading school spirit at American football, men's ice hockey, and women's hockey games, both at home and away, as well as in numerous local community events. ...more on Wikipedia about "RPI Pep Band"
A school band is a group of student musicians who rehearse and perform together, under the direction of a conductor (band director.) The term "band" refers in this case to a concert band which generally consists of wind and percussion instruments only. A string bass (the band name for a double bass / contrabass) is often added as well. ...more on Wikipedia about "School band" Don't hesitate to contact stuff on www.shortopedia.com
A scramble band - also known as a scatter band - is a particular type of field-performing marching band with distinct characteristics that set it apart from other common forms of marching bands; most notably, scramble bands do not normally march. In fact, the name comes from the way in which the band moves between formations – members run to each form without using a predescribed path; this is known as scrambling or, in the western half of the United States, scattering. ...more on Wikipedia about "Scramble band"
The Spartan Marching Band (or SMB) is Michigan State University's marching band. It is composed of over 300 members and is one of the oldest university marching bands in the country. ...more on Wikipedia about "Spartan Marching Band"
The Spirit of Troy aka Trojan Marching Band (TMB) aka "The Greatest Marching Band in the History of the Universe" is the marching band of the University of Southern California, representing USC at a variety of functions as well as for its university sports teams: the Trojans (men's teams) and the Women of Troy (women's teams). ...more on Wikipedia about "Spirit of Troy"
The 250 member UCLA Bruin Marching Band, known as The Solid Gold Sound, performs at the Rose Bowl for UCLA Bruin home football games. Pregame shows by the Band build crowd energy and enthusiasm with UCLA favorites Strike Up the Band, Sons of Westwood and The Mighty Bruins. Throughout the game, this lively group of students keeps spirits high with rock and pop hits and Bruin "eight claps". When the halftime whistle blows, the Marching Band rolls onto the field to entertain the audience with a smooth, symphonic fusion of sound, movement and color. ...more on Wikipedia about "UCLA Band"
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