A parade (also called march or marchpast) is a procession of people, usually organized along a street, often in costume, and often accompanied by drum corps marching bands, floats or sometimes large balloons. Parades are held for a wide range of reasons, but are usually celebrations of some kind. In Britain the term parade is usually reserved for either military parades or other occasions where participants march in formation; for celebratory occasions the word procession is more usual. In the Canadian Forces the term also has several less formal connotations.  Parades are often a source of revenue for corps and a means of community outreach when they occur in the corps' home area. In some circuits and shows in North America, particularly those run through the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion parades were a part of a drum corps competition that included a parade, an inspection and a field show, usually in that order, each of which would be judged and included in a total score.