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We also march "real" French horns. Hunt, you're probably thinking of the mellophone. Mellophonium was a C.G. Conn animal that looked like a French horn with the bell bent to be in a line with the leadpipe and mouthpiece. It retained the circular wrap of the French horn. Stan Kenton's big band had a section of these in the early sixties.
the benefits of band far outweigh the fact that its probably not a weighted class