A concert band, also called wind band, symphonic band, symphonic winds, wind orchestra, wind symphony, wind ensemble, or symphonic wind ensemble, is a performing ensemble consisting of several members of the woodwind, brass, and percussion families of instruments.
A concert band’s repertoire includes original wind compositions, arrangements of orchestral compositions, light music, and popular tunes. Though the instrumentation is similar, a concert band is distinguished from the marching band in that its primary function is as a concert ensemble. The standard repertoire for the concert band does, however, contain concert marches.
Donald Hunsberger’s arrangement of Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
The United States Navy Concert Band with guest conductor Mallory Thompson at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Sept. 19, 2010.