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symphonic band

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.
 
The modern concert band or symphonic band instrumentation
WOODWINDS
BRASS
PERCUSSION
piccolo
flute
oboe
English horn *
E♭ clarinet *
B♭ clarinet
alto clarinet
bass clarinet
contra-alto_clarinet *
contrabass clarinet *
soprano_saxophone *
alto saxophones
tenor saxophones
baritone saxophone
bassoons
contrabassoon *
horns
cornets *
trumpets
flugelhorns *
trombones
baritone horns
euphoniums
tuba
bass drum
snare drum
crash cymbals
timpani
tuned percussion
untuned percussion
auxiliary percussion
harp *
string bass *
piano *
 
* 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.