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Winds: Pipes and Horns
I said, in my note on pipes, that the music pipes are woodwinds. They are named so because they are made of wood and played with breaths of air, a sort of wind, coming out of the mouths of the players. Those pipes, and horns, are wind instruments.

There are other instruments made of wood but not played with wind, like pianos and violins. ("Piano" and "violin" are on Ogden's list of inter[natio]nal words.)

Brass instruments, nearly all of them, are played with wind, so there is no need to make use of words like brasswinds.

Music for wind instruments are wind music. The most noted work of wind music in the history is probably Night Music for 13 Wind Instruments by Wolfgang A. Mozart.

Bands of players who are mostly on wind instruments are wind bands.

In Japan and the North America, a great number of middle and high schools have their wind bands. They have music for school events and sports events. If your school has that sort of band, it is your school band.

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