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Italy

Italy has a long tradition of military music. Today, Italian military bands (called in the Italian language as both either banda or fanfara) even through have an instrumentation order similar to British, French and US military bands, retain the Italian musical favor and heritage.

Mounted bands in the Italian Army, Carabineri and the Polizia di Stato formerly used only the bugle, now they use brass, woodwinds, timpani, single tenor drums, bass drums, snare drums, cymbals and glockenspiels.

Brass bands belonging to the Bersaglieri have no percussion and march on the jogging pace of their attached units on the lead.

Instrumental formation of Italian Army bands

  • Single tenor drums
  • Fanfare trumpets, bugles (optional)
  • Trombones
  • Trumpets, Cornets, Flugelhorns
  • Horns, Mellophones
  • Marching percussion
    • Snare drums
    • Bass drums
    • Cymbals
    • Glockenspiel (optional)
  • Clarinets, Oboes, Bassoons, Flutes, Piccolos
  • Saxophones
  • Saxhorns, Euphoniums, Baritone horns, Wagner tubas, Helicons, Sousaphones

Instrumental formation of Bersaglieri brass bands

  • Trombones
  • Trumpets, Cornets, Flugelhorns
  • Saxhorns, Euphoniums, Baritone horns, Wagner tubas, Tubas

Instrumental formation of Italian Army, Carabineri and State Police mounted bands

  • Timpani
  • Bugles (optional)
  • Trumpets, Cornets, Flugelhorns
  • Horns, Mellophones
  • Marching percussion
    • Snare drums
    • Bass drums
    • Cymbals
    • Glockenspiel (optional)
    • Single tenor drums
  • Clarinets, Oboes, Bassoons, Flutes, Piccolos
  • Saxophones
  • Saxhorns, Euphoniums, Baritone horns, Wagner tubas, Helicons

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