brass band

noun

Definition of brass band

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

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Educators began the summit in the Convention Center ballroom, where a brass band performed shortly after Louisiana Superintendent John White welcomed everyone in attendance. Wilborn P. Nobles Iii, NOLA.com, "School's out, but teachers are still learning: 7,000 educators flock to New Orleans for summit," 30 May 2018 They were encircled by mourners including women shrouded in black Islamic robes, many of them weeping as a brass band played for the procession. Fox News, "Iranians attend funeral for soldiers killed in Iran-Iraq war," 13 Sep. 2018 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, latimes.com, "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, wallstplaza.net. Wednesday, July 4 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION: with a brass band and performance by the Bach Festival Choir. Todd Stewart, OrlandoSentinel.com, "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, bachfestivalflorida.org). Trevor Fraser, OrlandoSentinel.com, "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

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1827, in the meaning defined above

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brass band

noun

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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