brass-band

brass band

noun Music.
a band made up principally of brass wind instruments.

Origin:
1825–35

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brass band
 
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See band

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brass band definition


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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