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a group of musicians playing only brass and percussion instruments

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It will feature 10 of the country's leading brass bands from 11am on Sunday.
GREAT SETTING Belsay Hall STARS Some of the North East's finest traditional brass bands will come to Belsay
MUSICIANS in Oldbury are hoping to hit the right note in the search for information about one of the oldest brass bands in the Midlands.
ONE of South Wales' top brass bands will welcome members of an American ensemble during a visit to Cardiff.
In a recent TV programme, it was stated that brass bands had declined from 20,000 to just 5,000.
The band were competing against five other brass bands in Section 4.
It's interesting that in 1959, before local government re-organisation, this Huddersfield Youth Brass Band contained many youngsters who were probably in-comers from West Riding schools in the Colne and Holme Valleys where I suspect brass bands were more numerous than in the 'Borough.
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.
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.
Dan Gibson, lead singer of Dennis, says: "Most of the guys in Dennis once played in the Houghton Area Youth Brass Band so it's a great connection to have between the two bands, keeping the heritage of brass bands going.
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.