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Marching band

A marching band is a group in which instrumental musicians perform while marching, often for entertainment or competition. Instrumentation typically includes brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. Most marching bands wear a uniform, often of a military style, that includes an associated school or organization's colors, name or symbol. Most high school marching bands, and some college marching bands, are accompanied by a color guard, a group of performers who add a visual interpretation to the music through the use of props, most often flags and rifles.

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HAPPENS EVERY TIME!

Only woodwind players would understand!

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Dinkles

That feeling when you put on a new pair of Dinkles before a performance.

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Everyone knows the feeling after a long summer of sunrise to sunset practices. They leave you with tan lines like this.. They never go away or fade away.. Ankle lines for years .. ?

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