10 Bandas Militares em 10 Países

10 Military Band in 10 Countries
A military band originally was a group of personnel that performs musical duties for military functions, usually for the armed forces. A typical military band consists mostly of wind and percussion instruments. The conductor of a band commonly bears the title of Bandmaster or Director of Music. 
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. Military bands also play a part in military funeral ceremonies.
There are two types of historical traditions in military bands. The first is military field music. This type of music includes bugles (or other natural instruments such as natural trumpets or natural horns), bagpipes, or fifes and almost always drums. This type of music was used to control troops on the battlefield as well as for entertainment. Following the development of instruments such as the keyed trumpet or the saxhorn family of brass instruments, a second tradition of the brass and woodwind military band was formed.
The term "military band" is not, however, confined to military organizations, nor does it necessarily imply that the ensemble is a marching band. It is the correct term for a wind ensemble comprising both woodwinds, and brass, together with percussion, with an instrumental complement that was always typical in service bands. It is the inclusion of woodwind instruments that makes a military band different from a brass band, and the two terms should never be confused.

1. Sweden (Swedish Armed Forces)
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The Swedish Mounted Band of the Royal Lifeguards (Livgardets Dragonmusikkår) or the Lifeguard trumpet corps is a Swedish marching band of the Royal lifeguards and also the only mounted marching band of the Swedish armed forces.

2. France (French Navy)

(French Foreign Legion)
The French Foreign Legion has its own military band.

3. Canada (Canadian Army)
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The Band of Royal 22nd Regiment playing in front of the Château Frontenac.

4. U.K. (British Army Infantry)
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The Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland playing in Edinburgh Castle.

5. Italy (Italian Army)
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The band belongs to the Bersaglieri thus its a brass band and is marching on the jogging pace.
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6. Czech Republic (Czech Republic Army)
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Central Band of the Czech army at the Festival of Military Bands Nice.

7. Poland (Polish Navy)
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Polish Navy band in Warsaw parade Orchestra.

8. Japan (Imperial Japanese Army)

JGSDF 11th Band in Okadama STA.

9. Brazil (Brazilian Navy)
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Brazilian Marines band at the Bastille Day Military Parade in Paris, France.

10. U.S.A (U.S. Air Force)
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USAF Band Ceremonial Brass.

11. Honor:
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Ottoman military bands are thought to be the oldest variety of military marching band in the world. Though they are often known by the Persian-derived word mahtar (مهتر; mehter in Ottoman Turkish) in the West, that word, properly speaking, refers only to a single musician in the band. In Ottoman, the band was generally known as mehterân (مهتران, from the Persian plural mahtarān), though those bands used in the retinue of a vizier or prince were generally known as mehterhane (مهترخانه, meaning roughly, "a gathering of mehters", from Persian "house of the mahtar"). In modern Turkish, the band as a whole is often termed mehter bölüğü ("mehter company [troop]"), mehter takımı ("mehter platoon"). In the West, the band's music is also often called Janissary music because the janissaries formed the core of the bands.
Ottoman military bands are thought to be the oldest variety of military marching band in the world, dating from the 13th century.

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