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Marching Band Instruments

Name the instruments that are commonly used in marching bands.
Not including pit percussion, since there's no consistent set that's always used
*instruments that are rarely used
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Last updated: December 13, 2018
First submittedOctober 4, 2013
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Section
Answer
Brass
Trumpet
Brass
Mellophone
Brass
Trombone
Brass*
Bass Trombone
Brass
Baritone
Brass
Sousaphone
Brass*
Marching Tuba
Section
Answer
Woodwind
Piccolo
Woodwind
Flute
Woodwind
Bb Clarinet
Woodwind*
Bass Clarinet
Woodwind*
Soprano Saxophone
Woodwind
Alto Saxophone
Woodwind
Tenor Saxophone
Section
Answer
Woodwind
Baritone Saxophone
Percussion
Snare Drum
Percussion
Tenor Drums
Percussion
Bass Drum
Percussion
Cymbals
Percussion
Glockenspiel/Bells
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level 33
Apr 16, 2014
Dude, it's spelled saxOphone.
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level 24
Nov 22, 2015
Obviously "saxaphone" is incorrect. I kept typing it in but it wasn't accepted until I wrote "alto sax" or tenor sax." Trombonekid98, please fix that.
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level 15
Apr 30, 2014
Very subjective list....needs some revision; Not too many groups use Tubas and Sousaphones If you are going to use both names......where are French Horns (there are marching french horns), Euphoniums also bells and chimes are NOT the same thing
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level 61
Dec 12, 2018
I have never seen a french horn made for marching specifically, but most french horn players play the Mellophone in a marching band. French horns are hard to march with, and they don't project toward the front of the field, hence the creation of the mellophone.
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level 44
Feb 14, 2016
Is it just me or is baritone a range and not an instrument...?
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level 61
Dec 12, 2018
It is an instrument. It looks like a baby tuba.
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level 45
Oct 11, 2016
I only got half. Back in the 10+ years ago I was in high school, I played regular orchestra band, our high school didn't even have a marching band. But we had a jazz band... :P
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level 61
Dec 12, 2018
I have never heard the term "Metallophone" before. I am guessing that this is the same as a Vibraphone? It is almost the size of a marimba, but with metal keys. It also has a dampening pedal for silencing the keys as they do sustain for quite a while. Some even have paddles on the pipes for a vibrato effect.
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level 61
Dec 12, 2018
I don't know what the obsession is with the word "Glockenpiel" in these quizzes, but they are more commonly referred to as the "bells". Maybe these alternate names are common in the UK or something.
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level 65
Dec 13, 2018
I keep forgetting I actually have this quiz here. It's in dire need of some fixes.
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level 65
Dec 13, 2018
Made some major changes- marked uncommon instruments, fixed spellings, and got rid of pit percussion since there isn't really a set list of instruments used there and you can't use them in a parade setting.
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level 57
Jun 13, 2019
A baritone is also called a euphonium.
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level 60
Sep 5, 2019
No, they're two different instruments. Baritone has a smaller bore than euphonium.
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