When walking to the subway at 6:30am on a Friday one doesn't really expect brass bands to be playing. Although one feels they should be acknowledging one's incredible devotion to duty and strike up a rousing chorus rallying the workers and acknowledging that you have made it out the door for another day's work and made it through the week.
Today there was a brass band atop a bus on the corner of 7th and 49th. They eventually drove off down 7th cheering up other commuters as they played their way through Times Square.
A little something later in the day to wind down and savour the oncoming weekend.