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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 14th August, 2017)

Band at the Hall

Band at  the Hall

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Pentax SLR)
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Comment by: Mick on 14th August 2017 at 13:21

Ive asked this question before, whats the difference between a brass and silver bands

Comment by: Veronica on 14th August 2017 at 13:41

I could listen all day to that band when it's in the town centre. It's time it came again surely to the market place! (that's if it is the Wigan Band).

Comment by: Carolaen on 14th August 2017 at 18:58

Mick there is no difference. Some brass instruments have a silver plate finish but they are the same instruments. The term "Silver band" tended to be used more in the South. there is also the term "Silver Prize band" which some bands used after winning Silver Prizes - presumably cups, but this has nothing to do with cups.

Comment by: peebee on 14th August 2017 at 19:02

Mick, about £3,000 I'd say

Comment by: Kenee on 16th August 2017 at 09:45

Silver is sometimes used to denote a different kind of instrument. Alto and tenor saxophones for instance are brass, while descants are usually silver.

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