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One who conducts a musical band, especially a dance band.
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(ˈbændˌli dər)

the leader of a musical band.
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Noun1.bandleader - the leader of a dance bandbandleader - the leader of a dance band    
conductor, music director, director - the person who leads a musical group
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[ˈbændliːdəʳ] Nlíder mf de banda
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