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A bandleader, especially the conductor of a military, circus, or concert band.
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(Music, other) the conductor of a band
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(ˈbændˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər)

the conductor of a concert, military, or circus band.
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Noun1.bandmaster - the conductor of a bandbandmaster - the conductor of a band    
conductor, music director, director - the person who leads a musical group
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[ˈbændmɑːstəʳ] Ndirector m de banda
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'It is not its fault!' said the bandmaster; 'it keeps very good time and is quite after my style!'
And the bandmaster praised the bird tremendously; yes, he assured them it was better than a real nightingale, not only because of its beautiful plumage and diamonds, but inside as well.
'That's just what we think!' said everyone; and the bandmaster received permission to show the bird to the people the next Sunday.
And the bandmaster wrote a work of twenty-five volumes about the artificial bird.
But then the bandmaster made a little speech full of hard words, saying that it was just as good as before.
It was a good show, and as stately and complex as guard-mount and the trooping of the colors; and it had its own special music, composed for the occasion by the bandmaster of the Seventh; and the child was as serious as the most serious war-worn soldier of them all; and finally when they throned her upon the shoulder of the oldest veteran, and pronounced her "well and truly adopted," and the bands struck up and all saluted and she saluted in return, it was better and more moving than any kindred thing I have seen on the stage, because stage things are make-believe, but this was real and the players' hearts were in it.
The old girl borrowed a bassoon from the bandmaster of the Rifle Regiment.
KARACHI -- Prior to the recent anti-encroachment drive, Karachi's Garden area was a hub for bandmasters. Now, save for one shop still open for business, there remain only the ruins of others.
The Arkansas Bandmasters Association Convention had 1,800 people attend this year.
In 2014, he was named president and CEO of the John Philip Sousa Foundation and currently is president of the American Bandmasters Association.
Reynolds' professional affiliations include Phi Beta Mu (Past-President, Omicron Chapter), the National Band Association, the Arkansas Bandmasters Association (Past-President, currently Executive Advisor) and the ASBOA (Past-President and current Executive Advisor).
Among the many recognitions he received for his voluminous accomplishments were an honorary membership in the American Bandmasters Association (1988), an honorary doctorate from Ohio State University (2001), induction as an honorary member of the U.