- This article is for the musical use of band. For the use in Anthropology, see Band (anthropology).
In music, a band is a group of people (usually musicians) that get together to sing songs, or perform music. There are different kinds of bands that use different groups of instruments.
Types of Bands [change]
- A rock band is usually a group of 4 people with 1 or 2 electric guitars, a bass guitar, a drum kit and a singer. Some rock bands have only 3 members, like Rush. Iron Maiden have 6 members including 3 electric guitar players.
- A brass band is a group of about 20 - 30 people with brass instruments and drums
- A concert band is a large group of 20 - 60 people with woodwind instruments, brass instruments, drums and percussion instruments
- A marching band has similar instruments to the concert band. Instead of sitting down to play, they march in parades or at American football matches
- A bush band is a group that plays Australian folk music. It can include a guitar, violin, tin whistle, flute, accordion, lagerphone and tea chest bass. A lagerphone is a percussion instrument which uses bottle tops to make a sound. A tea chest bass is a one string instrument that uses a large wooden tea box to make the sound louder.