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18:16 Mar 29, 2002
Catalan to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary
Catalan term or phrase:bandes de música de guarnició
Text que tracta del patrimoni festiu de Catalunya. La frase en concret és la següent: "...molts dels pasdobles i marxes de festa més coneguts van ser incorporats al repertori del ritual gràcies a les bandes de música de guarnició."
Explanation: Here is a quote from the military music site listes below, which I think fits in nicely with your query:
"In an average concert we can expect a good band to play anything from Sousa to the Beetles! Most bands can do this effortlessly. In years past, the garrison band was often the sole means of entertainment for an entire community. Even occupation by an enemy was often eased by having its bands play for the civilian audience, thereby reassuring all that life would be normal. I can attest myself to the many and varied music I have been exposed to over the years from military bands."
Google gives 115 results for "garrison band". Here are some of the sites I found: