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Brass

An alloy of copper and zinc. It has low friction and so is used in manufactured products such as gears and valves. It is also used in musical instruments.. It may be traded as a commodity on exchanges such as the London Metal Exchange.
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WHEN Joyce Kane took to the stage to conduct Marske Brass Band, she could not take the smile off her face.
Dennis and the Houghton Area Brass Band play Hall Two, The Sage Gateshead, on Friday at 8pm.
During their concerts, which were held over four days, they performed traditional brass band music, pop songs and hits from musicals including Joseph and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Frank Hodges, chairman of the North-West Counties Brass Band Association, says there are areas where brass bands are flourishing.
The event is organised by Mrs Margaret Mortimer, who has been doing so for the past eight or nine years, since the death of her husband Harry Mortimer, a brass band conductor and much respected figure in music circles.
The Tribune-Review/River City Brass Band celebration of Pittsburgh was kicked off on February 12 at the River City Brass Band's concert at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.
Motor City Brass Band is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization supported in part of Southfield Parks and Recreation and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Deputy council leader Alan Kerr said that while pop music rules the charts, brass bands are a key part of the area's heritage.
While the Cory Band - which was launched in 1884 and currently has 29 musicians - is at the top of its game, the brass band industry as a whole isn't such a success story.
He left a legacy to establish a brass band competition in his name.
And on Sunday it's also brass band time as the traditional Bilsdale Silver Band, with a history going back to the mid-1800s, performs from 2.
CITY of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Brass Band will hold their annual gala concert on Saturday .