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brass band

noun, Music.
1.
a band made up principally of brass wind instruments.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
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brass band

noun
1.
See band1 (sense 2)
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A musical group composed of brass and percussion instruments. Sometimes called marching bands, brass bands often play at athletic events and military exercises and in parades.

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