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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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The Milwaukee Festival Brass and Illinois Brass Band are both active members in the North American Brass Band Association and participate in the annual brass band championships.
The event, which showcases some of the finest brass band performers, takes place on Saturday and Sunday.
Manager at Grosvenor Manor, Hayley Bebbington, added: "Our residents love music so we try to delight them with a range of different types and genres and the brass band is definitely one of the favourites.
Emley Brass Band opened the second half of the concert conducted by Garry Hallas with a jaunty western-themed piece, Hogarth's Hoe Down, which starred their percussion section, including use of a washboard!
We are certain that UniBrass in Bangor will not only be a memorable time for brass bands from around the nation, but also an excellent way of engaging with the local community."
H e played with Glasgow Schools Brass Band, becoming its principal cornet player.
But the Sekolah Tun Fatimah Brass Band has been around since 1973, scooping up multiple awards along the way.
"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.
Euphonium player George Ferencz (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater) also wrote the masterful brass band arrangements of the compositions by Lavallee, Schallehn, and Zeiner.
A big attraction for brass band fans will be the appearance of multi-championship-winning The Fairey Brass Band at the Gala Theatre on July 17.
As well as the fantastic originals and covers that audiences have come to love and expect from Northern Monkey Brass Band, the band will include some New Orleans classic tunes in the set.
At the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, along with tunes from On the Funky Side and their previous successful CD It's a Jungle Out There, Jambalaya Brass Band will be performing other original and traditional favorites.