brass band


Definition of brass band

: a band consisting chiefly or solely of brass and percussion instruments

Examples of brass band in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the end of the service, the brass band came out in celebration as the newlyweds recessed down the aisle and jumped over the broom. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "CJ McCollum and Elise Esposito’s Wedding Was an Intimate Affair in Oregon Wine Country," 6 Jan. 2021 Outside his New York museum, Barnum purposely hired an awful brass band to play continuously. Dave Lieber, Dallas News, "Is it true that a sucker is born every minute? The Watchdog takes a look," 24 Dec. 2020 The brass band championship will be held at the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall and Playhouse at the VBC. Paul Gattis |, al, "Huntsville lands $2.3 million brass band event at Von Braun Center," 2 Dec. 2020 The business of governing the world’s best country doesn’t have to sound like a brass band in the living room. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, "Doc's TML: UC Bearcats deserve at least a puncher's chance at College Football Playoff," 9 Nov. 2020 The brass band has played a few live-streaming shows and has picked up some smaller, outdoor work, like 20-minute birthday concerts at houses. Sarah Ravits,, "Spot check: A look into the lives of New Orleans artists and entertainers six months after the start of COVID-19," 14 Sep. 2020 Emblems from his parade club hang on the wall, tables have centerpieces festooned with feathers and brass band music plays on the sound system. Ian Mcnulty | Staff Writer,, "How a Creole takeout window grew to a new Gentilly seafood restaurant. 'It's our culture'," 9 Sep. 2020 At Cafe du Monde, a four-piece brass band entertained morning diners at the iconic beignet eatery. Rick Jervis, USA TODAY, "Fifteen years and $15 billion since Katrina, New Orleans is more prepared for a major hurricane. For now.," 25 Aug. 2020 Following a formal service, a brass band plays a somber accompaniment as pallbearers shuffle in time toward a loved one’s final resting place. National Geographic, "'It’s in the genes': New Orleans culture marches on despite the pandemic," 26 June 2020

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First Known Use of brass band

1827, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2021

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“Brass band.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of brass band

: a band (such as a marching band or a military band) in which most of the musicians play brass instruments (such as trumpets and trombones)

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