The trombone is one of the most easily recognizable and featured instruments in the band. With its long slide and big bell, it is the instrument most people think about when they think of a parade.

Trombones are used in all kinds of music including classical, marching, pep band, and popular music.

Like all brass instruments, the sound of the trombone is produced by the player making a buzzing sound by blowing air through closed lips. This sound is amplified by the mouthpiece and vibrates through the tubing of the instrument and out the bell. The slide serves to make the instrument tubing that the air travels through longer or shorter. This, along with a change of air speed, combines to produce the different pitches.

Trombone is a perfect choice for boys and girls alike. It is not difficult to learn to play, but does require practice to learn to produce a consistent sound.

Why Choose the Trombone?

Trombone is one of the most fun instruments to play. Here are a few reasons why it is a great choice:

  • Trombone has one of the widest ranges of any instrument and it used in all styles of music. 
  • The trombone often has fun parts in the music. 
  • Trombones provide a lot of power in the brass section for marching and pep bands. 
  • The trombone can also play with a mellow, smooth sound for beautiful melodies. 
  • It is fun to play together in groups, like duets and ensembles and it sounds great with other trombones or other brass instruments. 
  • Trombones are very impressive looking, especially when the section stands to play. 

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