The most well-known form of brass band is arguably the British Brass Band. At the beginning of the 19th Century, British coal mines founded factory bands, to give workers an extra incentive, and to promote the mine. The Salvation Army also played a major role in the development of the British Brass Band, from 1880 all officers and soldiers were instructed to learn to play a woodwind or brass instrument.
The usual line-up for these brass bands consisted of 25 players, with 3 or 4 percussionists. The wind parts (played by cornets, a flugelhorn, tenor horns, baritone horns, euphoniums, trombones and tubas) were often transposed, and mostly notated in the treble clef, with the exception of the bass trombone. Nowadays, there are brass bands in Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland in particular, which make music to a very high level.
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