What is brass band?

  • (noun): A group of musicians playing only brass and percussion instruments.

Brass Band

A brass band is a musical ensemble generally consisting entirely of brass instruments, most often with a percussion section. Ensembles that include brass and woodwind instruments can in certain traditions also be termed brass bands (particularly in the context of New Orleans-style brass bands), but are usually more correctly termed military bands, concert bands, wind bands or 'brass and reed' bands.

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Treme (TV Series) - Production - Casting
... Zahn plays Davis McAlary, a radio disc jockey and band member/leader in a role that showcases his singing and guitar playing talents ... Other musical guests include Soul Rebels Brass Band, Allen Toussaint, Spider Stacy, Dr ... Shorty" Andrews, Deacon John Moore, The Pine Leaf Boys, Paul Sanchez, Rebirth Brass Band, Treme Brass Band, Red Stick Ramblers, saxophonist Joe Braun, bassist Matt Perrine ...
Festivals Around The World - Brass Band Instrument Manufacturers, Historical and Present
... Couturier The Standard Band Instrument Company Boosey and Hawkes Besson Willson Hirsbrunner Antoine Courtois F.E ... Reynolds The Martin Band Instrument Company The Frank Holton Company The H.N ... White Company (King Musical Instruments) Vincent Bach Corporation Blessing Jupiter Band Instruments Yamaha Musical Instruments Smith Watkins ...
John Maines - Biography
... started as a tenor horn player with the Prescot Cables Band near St ... he joined the Wigan Boys Club and Cammell Laird band in Birkenhead, Cheshire ... and was invited to play for the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain ...
Louis Keppard
... Louis played in the Cherry Blossom Band and then led his own group, the Magnolia Band, which included King Oliver and Honore Dutrey among its members ... He played with Papa Celestin's Tuxedo Brass Band and Manuel Perez, and following this with the Olympia Orchestra alongside Freddie ... He played in several brass bands in New Orleans as an alto hornist and guitarist from the 1920s through the 1950s, including in the Gibson Brass Band and the Young Excelsior Brass Band ...
Leighton Lucas - Compositions
... Brevis (1936?) for horn and 11 instruments Chorale and Variations, for brass band Symphonic Suite, for brass band A Waltz Overture, for brass band Spring Song, for brass band The Road to Alex ...

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