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Playing the Trumpet

Trumpet is the smallest of the brass instruments. It is the highest-sounding and “brightest” sounding of the brass instruments.

PROS – Smallest of brass instruments. Relatively inexpensive to rent. Few supplies needed for purchase. Easily transferable to other brass instruments (French Horn, trombone, baritone, tuba). Trumpet is one of the most important instruments in the band. Is a jazz, rock, and orchestral instrument.

CONS – Difficult for some students to hold/play. Has a lot of resistance when blowing through. Most difficult of brass instruments to play well. Hard to practice in an apartment or tight space.

Students who currently wear braces or who will wear braces in the future SHOULD NOT play trumpet as it will be VERY painful!