brass band


Definition of brass band 

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

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The Cajun flavor of the film will extend to the after-party, when the Bird Polk Street Second Line brass band will lead a parade to Bender’s Bar. Pam Grady, San Francisco Chronicle, "Bay Area filmmakers explore Cajun swamp rats in DocFest centerpiece," 30 May 2018 Pietro Satriano and his 25-piece brass band played that May. Five years later, soprano Mary Garden sang opera. Christopher Reynolds,, "Sitting in the palm of nature: The unique energy — and performances — of Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre," 12 July 2018 State Eritrean television showed an Ethiopian Airlines plane landing at the sparse airport in the Eritrean capital of Asmara, where a brass band was drawn up to greet the prime minister for the first such visit in two decades. Paul Schemm, Washington Post, "Thousands cheer Ethiopian leader’s visit to former enemy Eritrea for unprecedented summit," 8 July 2018 Plaza, Wall Street, Orlando, free, Wednesday, July 4 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION: with a brass band and performance by the Bach Festival Choir. Todd Stewart,, "Fourth of July events in Central Florida," 2 July 2018 Winter Park rocks it in the morning with a brass band and the Bach Festival Orchestra (9 a.m. Central Park, Trevor Fraser,, "Fireworks still a good reason to gather," 28 June 2018 That’s the inspiration for the debut edition of this festival, which is designed to pay tribute to the diverse array of brass bands that perform regularly within the city limits. New York Times, "15 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 7 June 2018 Jackson was joined by dozens of other parents as the brass band continued toward Armstrong Park. Wilborn P. Nobles Iii,, "Students, parents march in second-line to raise gun violence awareness," 31 May 2018 Live brass band music and Sun King Brewing beers jazz up the porch party. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "These are the best Indianapolis food events in June," 30 May 2018

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1827, in the meaning defined above

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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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