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a group of musicians playing only brass and percussion instruments

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Many young players owe their training and interest in brass bands to this remarkable women.
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.
As well as being an active member of the successful Goodwick Brass Band, Ryan also played solo horn in both the Welsh and British National Youth Brass Bands for several years.
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.
These seasoned New York purveyors of authentic American 'roots' music play a delightful spicy musical gumbo of New Orleans fare influenced by the likes of Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Rebirth and Dirty Dozen brass bands, straight through to the heights of their own modern sounds that incorporate elements of R&B, Gospel, Funk, Latin and Be-bop.
Classical musicians will be at the bandstand at South Marine Park on Saturday afternoon and brass bands at the open-air amphitheatre at Sandhaven on Sundays.
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.
The "Melingriffith" brass band which has thrilled audiences in Cardiff and beyond for more than 150 years and is now one of Wales' most modern brass bands, returns to the Dora Stoutzker Hall for the concert.
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.