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Goin' Band from Raiderland, a college marching band in the United States

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.

Marching bands are generally categorized by function, size, age, gender, instrumentation, marching style, and type of show they perform. In addition to traditional parade performances, many marching bands also perform field shows at sporting events and at marching band competitions. Increasingly, marching bands perform indoor concerts that implement many songs, traditions, and flair from outside performances.

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A band practicing for their 2007 performance in the HHH Metrodome

The Youth in Music championships are a marching band competition held annually at the HHH Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota in late October. Participating are the top-ranked high school marching bands from Minnesota, as well as participants from Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska. Due to the timing of the event, at the end of the field show season, it is considered to determine the Minnesota State Champion band. The program was begun in 2005 by Eden Prairie's Brent Turner, a former Corps Director of the Minnesota Brass Drum and Bugle Corps.

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North Mesquite High School band
The North Mesquite High School band performs at the 2002 Plano Marching Contest.

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