is a strip of material in a loop, used for binding.
Types of bands:
A band is a group of musicians playing parts of a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. See musical band.
See also The Band, the Canadian/American rock group of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
In a similar sense, a band can also refer to a group of people who are bound together by a common cause, especially if it is one not officially sanctioned by authority.
eg. 'band' of pirates or brigands[?], 'band' of rebels, 'robber band'.
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