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a group of musicians playing only brass and percussion instruments

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Featured will be the Milwaukee Festival Brass of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Prairie Brass Band of Arlington Heights; and the host, Illinois Brass Band.
Now in its 15th year, the free family event showcases some of the finest brass bands from Shropshire and the surrounding counties.
UniBrass, the University Brass Band Championships of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is being organised by current students and alumni of Bangor University supported by the UniBrass Foundation; a charity set up to aid the development of the contest and to encourage students to continue playing in brass bands through university.
Jaclyn said she decided to perform as she felt it was important to preserve the traditional of brass bands in schools.
"Betty was a pioneer of women being active in brass bands, firstly as a fine tenor horn player with Kibworth Band and going on to conduct Ratby Band where amongst other distinctions she was the first female conductor to win the Grand Shield and to conduct at the British Open.
Brass Factor was first launched in 2010 by Alex Bray as a fusion of the popular TV talent show format and the tradition of brass bands.
Cadi Glwys Davies, Moelfre, Powys | Brass Bands Championship / Section 1 (11) 1.
"From France to Portugal, Germany to India, BRASS brings together the very best brass bands from around the world, country and county for four jam-packed days of celebration."
Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans, Matt Sakakeeny, Duke University Press, 2013.
The 89-year-old has loved brass bands since she was a child and it has always been a dream of hers to take to the stage with one.
The brass bands definitely add excitement to the UAAP.
Labour MP Michael Dugher said it was "snobbery" that the British Federation of Brass Bands, which supports bands such as Grimethorpe, got just PS23,000 last year while the Royal Opera House in London got more than PS26million and the English National Ballet was handed more than PS6million.
Seb Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, said: "Brass The Baton is encouraging all Brass Bands to fulfil their potential.
A Band for Britain (BBC Two, 9pm) THIRTY years ago, there were more than 35,000 registered brass bands playing in all four corners of Great Britain.
The number of brass bands in the UK has declined from 35,000 in 1900 to barely 1,000 today, but playing brass is like a drug it seems, and it draws you back.