Parts of the band

This page includes all of the different parts that make up a marching band.

Drum major: Responsible for providing commands to the band , and leads them while marching, and directs them what to play, when to play, and what time to keep.

Director: The person in charge of picking music, writing drill, and teaching the band how to march.

Drumline: The section of the band made up of drums.

Color guard:  The color guard is a non-musical section that provides additional visual aspects to the performance. The purpose of the color guard is to interpret the music that the marching band  is playing via the synchronized work of flags, sabres, rifles, and dance.

Dance team: Members of the band that do not play instruments or are in the color guard. They dance.

Winds & brass: The woodwinds such as saxophones and brass such as trumpets.

Pit: The part of the band that does not move. A stationary performing ensemble.