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A music competition is a public event designed to identify and award outstanding musical ensembles and/or soloists. The European Classical art music idiom has long relied on the institution of music competitions to provide a public forum that identifies the strongest young players and contributes to the establishment of their professional careers (see List of classical music competitions). Popular large instrumental, ensembles such as brass bands and school bands, have also long relied on competitions and festivals to promote their musical genres and recognize high levels of achievement. In recent decades large competitions have also developed in the field of popular music to showcase performances by pop vocalists and rock bands (e.g. "idol contests" and "battle of the bands" events). A musical ensemble is a group of two or more musicians who gather to perform music. ... In music, solo means to play or sing alone. ... The European Classical art music idiom has long relied on the institution of music competitions to provide a public forum that identifies the strongest young players and contributes to the establishment of their professional careers. ... The Lochgelly Band, a Scottish colliery band, circa 1890 A brass band is a musical group consisting mostly of brass instruments, often with a percussion section. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


The All-Japan Band Association annual contest appears to be the world's largest music competition in terms of the number of active contestants. The music competitions with the largest audiences are widely televised events in the genre of popular music, such as the Eurovision Song Contest and American Idol. The world's largest non-competitive music event is the WOMAD festival in England. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Competition is the act of striving against another force for the purpose of achieving dominance or attaining a reward or goal, or out of a biological imperative such as survival. ... An audience is a group of people who participate in and experience or encounter a work of art, literature, theatre, music or academics in any medium. ... Look up genre in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more of the mass media. ... Eurovision Song Contest logo. ... American Idol, formerly known as American Idol: The Search for a Superstar, is an American television series. ... World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) is a festival started in England in 1982. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ...


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