Drumroll, Please: 6 Times Marching Bands Performed at Weddings!

Yes, marching bands at weddings are all kinds of awesome -- we promise.
by Julia Naftulin
The Minor Mishap Marching Band leads a recessional outside
Sur La Lune Photography

While marching bands are typically known for old-fashioned favorites like "Sweet Caroline" and your alma mater's fight song (not to mention tall feathered hats), there's no reason they can't branch out a little bit. And ever since we witnessed The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Marching Band's rendition of Nicki Minaj's "Starships" during a same-sex wedding officiated by New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, we've been loving the idea of marching bands as unique wedding entertainment.

Whether it's a surprise appearance by your football-loving fiance's college group or a fun parade to the reception, marching bands can add unexpected (and loud!) flair to your wedding day.

Check out our favorites below:

1. This University of Southern California group, who filled the room with school spirit

USC marching band at wedding

The collegiate marching band made a grand entrance after the new couple's first dance to get guests pumped for the night ahead.

From the album: A Classic Formal Wedding at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California


2. This circus-meets-punk posse, who brought the funk

Minor Mishap Marching band at a wedding

The Minor Mishap Marching band led the recessional at a vintage-themed wedding, accordions and all.

From the album: A Vuka Wedding in Austin, Texas


3. This jazzy ensemble, who serenaded the new couple around the neighborhood

Hungry Man Marching Band at a wedding

The famed Hungry Man Marching Band tooted their horns down the street. The result? Infectious dancing.

From the album: A Green Building Wedding in Brooklyn, New York


4. This slew of fresh, young talent, who paraded all the way to the groom's house

High school Marching band at a wedding

The Quince Orchard High School marching band was a dedicated bunch who paraded for a whole mile while led by a horse and carriage carrying the newlyweds.

From the album: Dolci & Sunny: An Indian Wedding in Washington, DC


5. This New Orleans jazz band, who epitomized cool southern flair

Tubaluba marching band performs before a wedding reception

The awesomely-named brass street band Tubaluba led guests to the reception with saxophones, tubas, trumpets and more.

From the album: A Rustic DIY Wedding at Georgetown Ballroom in Seattle, Washington


6. This dapper duo, who led a roving cocktail hour through the woods

A bluegrass band leads guests to the reception

Two members of the wedding's bluegrass band entertained guests during the 10-minute walk from the ceremony to the reception.

From the album: A Snake River Ranch Wedding in Jackson, Wyoming

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