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Marching bands

Marching bands were derived from military forces. In the ancient days of warfare, armies used percussion and wind instruments to send signals across the battlefield. These armies also used military percussion instruments such as drums and low sounding wind instruments to frighten their foes.

Over time the use of marching bands simply evolved into what they are today. Marching bands continue to play a ceremonial role in modern militaries. However, most marching bands are frequently displayed at universities, colleges, and high schools.