Definition of bandmaster in English:

bandmaster

noun

  • The conductor of a musical band, especially a brass or military one.

    • ‘A note on the back of the original print names the bandmaster as ‘Mr Metcalfe, Skipton.’’
    • ‘The congregation sang the American battle hymn, the US national anthem and God Save the Queen, accompanied by Wilton Royal British Legion Band, led by bandmaster Bob Hardy.’
    • ‘‘Our old accordions are worn out and have given us great service,’ says bandmaster Peter Smith.’
    • ‘I remember clearly the red turban of the Sikh bandmaster but can't recollect anything sensible about the rest of the band.’
    • ‘These were played with great enthusiasm but no skill by various scouts, but we never found a bandmaster.’
    • ‘Striking that balance between old and new will always be difficult, but after a few numbers here, memories of their old bandmaster begin to fade.’
    • ‘Wallace Hartley was the bandmaster on the Titanic and it is reported he and the band played on while the ship sank.’
    • ‘Caroline's father Isaac was an oboist in the Hanovarian Foot Guards and rose to become the bandmaster.’
    • ‘Zorn is also known for his desire for absolute control; a familiar feature in large-scale bandmasters.’
    • ‘Sergeant Caroline Constantine, 31, is currently on the bandmaster's course at the Royal Military School of Music at Kneller Hall.’
    • ‘The bandmaster, John Ward, helped me to learn the basics but he was not that familiar with it either as the instrument was so new.’
    • ‘I thanked the bandmaster for his gesture, but could hardly get the words out.’
    • ‘Military bandmasters were able to arrange pieces to suit their players and instruments, and many became composers themselves.’
    • ‘The education department paid a bandmaster because there were 5 school bands in Newcastle.’
    • ‘He was also the bandmaster for the Rum City Silver Band and in 1977 formed a community band made up of students from the schools at which he taught.’
    • ‘The article provoked anger at Miller from certain army brass and some old-line military bandmasters.’
    • ‘He has been bandmaster of the Morawa Brass Band since 1960, but began with the band in 1948 playing the euphonium.’
    • ‘The bandmaster's stick, glowing at both ends, moved in circles, though you could not see the man behind it.’
    • ‘He is now undertaking the bandmaster's course at Kneller Hall, Twickenham.’
    • ‘He was perhaps not a great composer like his brother, but was still an important pedagogue and bandmaster who went down in the history of Turkish music as the founder of European tradition.’

Pronunciation:

bandmaster

/ˈban(d)mɑːstə/