What’s the deal with Brass Bands?
Vol. 1 | No. 7 | By Grecia Melendez
When you hear the term brass band, what do you first think of? Many people will think it’s just a bunch of trumpets and tubas playing in a choir of some sort. That’s not far from the truth, but what is a brass band? The New Grove defines a brass band as being an “ensemble usually made up exclusively of brass instruments.” This is a broad meaning, which encourages unique ensemble configurations.