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The modern concert band or symphonic band instrumentation
An American term for a large wind ensemble that includes some percussion and occasionally strings. It may be considered the American counterpart of the European military band.
English horn *
E♭ clarinet *
contrabass clarinet *
string bass *
* This is an instrument not always found in a typical concert band or symphonic band. Occasionally parts are written for these instruments and the large amateur or professional band will try to be faithful to the composer's indications.