Definition of marching band in English:

marching band

noun

  • A group of musicians who play instruments while marching, typically in a parade or at a sports event.

    ‘she played sousaphone in her high school marching band’
    • ‘We would sit at the football games and watch the marching band play as they crossed the field.’
    • ‘Budget cutbacks have forced students to pay to play football and be in the marching band.’
    • ‘He was drum major of the marching band, student counsel president, and school dance committee president.’
    • ‘Several tracks celebrate not only jazz and the marching bands but also that other integral aspect of New Orleans Carnival, the Mardi Gras Indians.’
    • ‘Last weekend, as a huge detachment of US marines marched up Fifth Avenue preceded by their impressive marching band, enormous cheers rang out from the pavements.’
    • ‘Dozens of percussionists, brass players and baton-twirling dancers perform marching band standards like Ravel's Bolero.’
    • ‘I played a little trombone and drums, and was the leader of the 72-piece marching band that we had.’
    • ‘The film introduces viewers to the competitive world of collegiate marching bands.’
    • ‘Amongst the small crowd are folks he invited from Ohio, including the entire marching band from Central State University.’
    • ‘Years later, Dad joined the famous Watsonville Marching Band, even performing with the band at the World's Fair in Montreal.’