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Brass Bands, an Indian wedding tradition, photographs from The Denver Post

The wedding season in India lasts for four months. During wedding celebrations the bridegroom’s family normally hires a brass band service to play at the wedding procession, in which the groom’s family dances all the way to the wedding venue where the bride’s family waits to receive them. The members of the band come together during the wedding season to perform and earn $10-12 per wedding

Musical instruments hang on the wall of a basement as a member of a brass band gets ready to perform at the wedding procession in New Delhi Members of the brass band play as fireworks are set off during a wedding procession in Noida Singh, member of a brass band, pauses as his other members perform during a wedding procession in New DelhiSingh, member of a brass band, pauses as his other members perform during a wedding procession in New Delhi

Members of the brass band play as fireworks are set off during a wedding procession in NoidaMembers of the brass band play as fireworks are set off during a wedding procession in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi December 11, 2012.  Picture taken December 11, 2012.    REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

Singh, member of a brass band, pauses as his other members perform during a wedding procession in New DelhiAtar Singh, 45, a member of a brass band, pauses as his other members perform during a wedding procession in New Delhi December 7, 2012.   Picture taken December 7, 2012.    REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

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