Brass Band

Brass Band

A brass band is a group of musicians who perform instrumental music but consist of only brass instruments along with a percussion section.

Brass instruments are instruments that generate sound from the vibration of the player's lips. Brass instrument includes Cornet, Horn, Baritone, Euphonium, Trombone and Tuba.

Percussion instruments are instruments that produce sound by being struck either by hand or another instrument.

Nelson City Brass Band


We are a brass band of the British Tradition lead by our British-born musical director Nigel Weeks. A British brass band consists of the following instruments:

  • 1 Soprano Cornet
  • 8-10 Cornets
  • 1 Flugelhorn
  • 3-4 Tenor Horns
  • 2 Baritone Horns
  • 2-3 Tenor Trombones
  • 1 Bass Trombone
  • 2 Euphoniums
  • 4-5 Tubas
  • 2-3 Percussion