band (n.) 3
body of men, troop
1H6 II.i.1 [stage direction] Enter a French Sergeant of a Band
AC III.xii.25 [Caesar to attendants, of the Ambassador] Bring him through the bands [i.e. through the lines]
Cor I.ii.26 [Second Senator to Aufidius] hie you to your bands
Cor [Cominius to Martius, of the Volsces] Their bands i'th' vaward are the Antiates
Cym IV.iv.11 [Belarius to Guiderius and Arviragus] we being ... not mustered / Among the bands
E3 I.i.142 [King Edward to Prince Edward] In every shire elect a several band