Trombone is one of several instruments classified as “low brass”. Low brass are perhaps the most important instruments in a band!
PROS – The smallest of the low brass instruments. Easily transferable to other low brass instruments later on (baritone & tuba). Relatively inexpensive to rent and maintain. Is BOTH a jazz, rock, and orchestral instrument. Very important to the success of a band, making players in demand at every level. One of the easiest instruments to produce a sound on for almost all students.
CONS – Because there are no keys or valves on a trombone, it is difficult to play fast moving notes. Smaller students may struggle to hold the trombone up and reach all the positions.