from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bandleader, especially the conductor of a military, circus, or concert band.
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- n. the conductor of a musical ensemble, especially a brass or military band.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The conductor of a musical band.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The leader or director of a band of music.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the conductor of a band
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The bandmaster was a Scotchman -- a stiff-looking, elderly man.
There were also a number of black officers, among them James Europe, already a noted bandmaster, N.B. Marshall, a prominent attorney, and Vertner Tandy, a promising young architect, serving as lieutenants and captains.
But the Little Flower might have known better how to wield a baton: His father was a bandmaster.
Lieutenant James Reese Europe, an early ragtime and jazz bandleader and composer, who served as regimental bandmaster.
His father, the bandmaster of the USS Oklahoma, was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
He hired a young bandmaster from Harvard named Leroy Anderson to do some arrangements for the Pops, then commissioned him to write some new pieces.
Ironic that she's jumping ship because of out of tune bandmaster Herr Honicker Braun and his East German Wannabes.
Arian is a popular Iranian music ensemble that emerged in 2001, composed of nine singers and musicians, being directed by Ali Pahlavan as the bandmaster and assisted by Payam Salehi, along with three female back vocalists, Sanaz and Sahar Kashmari, and Sharareh Farnejad.
Later he became bandmaster of the Consular Guard and then of the Grenadier Regiment of Foot of the Imperial Guard.
A famous bandmaster in Revolutionary and Napoleonic times, Michel Gesture, had entered the band of the Swiss Guard as in instrumentalist at the age of 14.