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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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A BRASS band from Coventry is to be the first to perform at a prestigious classical music festival.
The 49-strong Rugeley Power Station Brass Band took part in a series of shows in Lichfield's twin town of Limburg an der Lahn.
Neston Brass Band is down to just six members, leaving conductor Graham Davies desperate to find new players Mr Davies said: "The absolute minimum for a brass band is 26 members.
Among the contestants in the 146th British Open Brass Band Championship are the famous Black Dyke Band and the defending champions, the Yorkshire Building Society Band.
Fusing the glorious sound of the brass band with an "Americanization" of spirit and insight, MCBB has successfully created a fresh approach to an honored 150 year-old tradition.
Along with Lindley, Haydn is a member of Yorkshire Youth Brass Band and he hopes one day to be a Principle Cornet player with a Championship band.
After a break, the Northumberland Brass Band Association are currently planning the return of the Wansbeck Entertainments Brass Band Contest.
The British brass band is part of our heritage but in my opinion the media do nothing to promote brass bands.
He left a legacy to establish a brass band competition in his name.
It's the first time the town has played host to the event which will see 82 brass bands and more than 2,500 players and supporters descend on Bedworth.
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.