brass band

noun

Definition of brass band

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

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After a burial, a brass band will lead a second-line from St. Louis Cemetery No. Ann Maloney, nola.com, "Leah Chase gets a heartfelt tribute as New Orleans says good bye," 8 June 2019 Two children’s brass bands from the San Fernando Valley presented an afternoon program in the kiosk at the Plaza. Scott Harrison, Los Angeles Times, "From the Archives: Dancers celebrate the founding of Los Angeles," 25 July 2019 Video of police in New Orleans arresting a black brass band musician after a call from a white store owner is going viral on social media. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, "Viral video sparks outrage in New Orleans over arrest of black brass band musician," 12 July 2019 For the second time this month, hundreds of people paraded alongside brass bands in the beloved musician’s honor. Hanna Krueger, nola.com, "“We don’t do pity parties. We do parties”: New Orleans sends Dr. John off in style," 22 June 2019 The Dutch fans clapped and sang along to a brass band embedded in the northern stands. Andrew Keh, New York Times, "Netherlands Beats Sweden and Will Face U.S. in World Cup Final," 3 July 2019 In between races, when visitors are stocking up on food or heading for a refill of champagne, the Coldstream Guards brass band provides a fitting soundtrack. Ben Church, CNN, "Royal Ascot: A day in the life," 19 June 2019 In early December, a student brass band roamed the hallways to spread holiday cheer. The Hechinger Report, NOLA.com, "About 40 percent of New Orleans high school students are held back at least 1 grade," 8 Jan. 2018 Wacker Neuson had a brass band in lederhosen and yellow sunglasses dancing atop electric wheeled loaders and mini excavators. Andrew Curry, WIRED, "One Boy’s Dream Vacation to See Giant Construction Equipment," 26 June 2019

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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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