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 Formed 45 years ago, the Dirty Dozen are granddaddies of the brass band resurgence of the last few decades. Tristram Lozaw,, 12 May 2022 Nearby, at the Colombian ambassador’s residence, a brass band was playing and comedian Billy Eichner was still reeling about the president name-checking him in his speech. Washington Post, 1 May 2022 Yanovski helped lead the group in a rendition of the Ukrainian national anthem, which was accompanied by a student brass band. Eliza Fawcett,, 1 Apr. 2022 During the visit, Mr. Erdogan stood at attention to observe an elaborate parade by a Ukrainian military honor guard and brass band on the grounds of the Tsarist-era Mariinsky Palace in Kyiv, used for formal visits. New York Times, 3 Feb. 2022 The ceremony in Kampala, the capital, was marked by fanfare, with performances by tribal singers and a police brass band. Rodney Muhumuza, ajc, 1 Feb. 2022 Jason Derulo: March 27 While the concerts end in March, les bon temps continue until April 24 with special Mardi Gras parades, cuisine and brass band performances at the park. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 14 Jan. 2022 The event takes on New Orleans elements such as themed parade floats, a strutting brass band and partiers joining the march from the sidewalks second line-style. Duante Beddingfield, Detroit Free Press, 16 Mar. 2022 In one of the most dramatic episodes, the stone statues of soldiers erected in a historic seaport neighborhood in Portsmouth, Va., were defaced with paint, beheaded and set ablaze while protesters cheered and a brass band played. New York Times, 28 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of brass band

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Brass band.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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