• How Many Brass Bands? – An analysis of the distribution of bands in Britain and Ireland over the last 200 years

    Author(s):
    Gavin Holman (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Subject(s):
    Brass Instruments, Music history
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Brass bands
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/nrrx-sh50
    Abstract:
    There have been many estimates of the number of brass bands over the years. These have ranged widely and, in most cases, were greatly exaggerated. My research to date has identified nearly 20,000 distinct brass bands which existed in the British Isles between 1800 and the present. This is not a final figure and, although there are many bands still to unearth, I would be surprised if there were more than 2,000 to 3,000 to be added, based on my research experiences
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