Talk:Brass band

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India[edit]

Brass bands of India are very popular, and should be mentioned. Badagnani 08:40, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Instrument Pictures[edit]

Some of the pictures need updating... a rotary valve tuba is rarely used. Also, please check the Baritone picture. ---- Daniel Jones (talk) 09:29, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

I'm not sure it is fair to say a rotary valve tuba is rarely used. Maybe it depends on where you are. --dbolton (talk) 13:55, 13 June 2009 (UTC)


Apologies - I'm thinking solely of Britain. Sorry.

-- Daniel Jones (talk) 13:48, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Clean Up[edit]

This article needs a massive clean up, I will start soon. The see also section is ridiculous. Parradudes (talk) 05:17, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

Agreed. The lists below it also seem inappropriate to this article, which is not about composers and publishers.--SabreBD (talk) 07:55, 15 March 2010 (UTC)
Would a List of Brass Bands featuring all notable brass bands in the world be appropriate? We could include that list in the See Also section. We could categorise by region (continent, then country perhaps) and maybe even have a sub category that distinguishes comp bands from Salvo bands? Parradudes (talk) 00:29, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
Its a personal view, but I think what you suggest tends to work the best, a seperate list article and a see also link here.--SabreBD (talk) 01:07, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
Yes, individual bands notability is subjective, but perhaps if we just had a list of brass bands that EXIST. Any fraudulent entries would be easily disproved be ye olde google check. Parradudes (talk) 01:21, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

Balkan Brass Bands[edit]

There should probably also be a mention of the Balkan brass band tradition - PianoDan (talk) 16:50, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Revert to wind ensemble[edit]

What is the point of having 3 links that point to the same article? Personally I find this confusing, so I removed one of these - emsemble being another word for band in this case, I didn't feel that it was adding to much to the lead. Brass and reed band is common term over here for what you are describing, and unlike wind ensemble, isn't particularly obvious that is the same as a wind band. So why the revert? Dave (talk) 23:20, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Wow this article is a mess in general. It is bizare having 3 seemingly different terms/forms linked to the concert band article. Since a true brass band is different from a concert band, thus the notability and justification for having a brass band article in wikipedia, the reference makes no sense and is inappropriate in all 3 cases. Additionally, in the US, the term wind ensemble is used interchangably with Symphonic Wind Ensemble, which, while a varrient of a concert band, does use different weighting in the instrumentation and targets a more orchestral timbre relative to that of the concert band. This article would benefit from a tightening of focus - which in turn may lead to the discovery that this should be broken into several seperate and concise articles based on the major headings with the brass band article as a summary list of links thereto.--Rwberndt (talk) 12:46, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
Sorry about the revert. I changed it back to your edit. --dbolton (talk) 01:51, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

British Style: Keys[edit]

There is a notation of Bass Trombone as the only instrument in the band reading C music while Baritone, Euphonium, Tenor Trombone and some Tubas are noted as B-flat. This suggests that all of the aforementioned are reading treble clef parts. All but British baritone read bass clef, which is in concert (C or non-transposed) notation and are B-flat instruments (pitched such that B-flat is the fundamental pitch of the instrument. Traditional British military music with seperate baritone and euphonium parts frequently does print the baritone part as B-flat treble clef, but it can also be printed in bass clef. This section is very confusing as written.--Rwberndt (talk) 11:47, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

In traditional British-style brass bands, ALL instruments read in treble clef (and transposed), except for bass trombone, which is written in bass clef at concert pitch. British military bands may be different.AaronRichard (talk) 05:33, 22 October 2012 (UTC)