brass band

brass band

brass band ExamplesWord Origin noun Music.

  1. a band made up principally of brass wind instruments.

Origin of brass band First recorded in 1825–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for brass band Historical Examples of brass band

  • The day began with music by the brass-band, from the roof of the presidencia.

    In Indian Mexico (1908)

    Frederick Starr

  • It isn’t safe, sir, to hunt Indians with an animal that carries a brass-band attachment.

    Last of the Great Scouts

    Helen Cody Wetmore

  • The “brass-band” promoter, be it understood, is therefore not without honor in the Far West.

    My Adventures with Your Money

    George Graham Rice

  • She referred to the Siskiyou brass-band, which was rehearsing the march from “Fatinitza” in an adjacent room in the building.

    Red Men and White

    Owen Wister

  • During a brass-band contest a few days ago three members of the winning band were taken ill just after they had finished playing.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, July 28th, 1920


  • British Dictionary definitions for brass band brass band noun

    1. See band 1 (def. 2)

    Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 brass band in Culture brass band

    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.

    The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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