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  - Instrumentation


The trombone is roughly  the same length as both the Baritone and Euphonium but the tubing is more cylindrical which results in a brighter contrasting sound to the other sections in the ensemble.  There are two types of trombone used in the brass band.

The Tenor Trombone is divided into two parts. The Solo Trombone part is frequently played by two musicians and often featured on solo lines or doubled with other melodic parts.  The Second Trombone plays a lower harmonic part. When combined with the Bass Trombone,  this section can produce an immence sound that stands out from the rest of the band (in a good way!).  The trombone section sits to the conductor's right - behind the euphoniums and next to the audience.

The Bass Trombone has a larger bore and bell diameter than the Tenor Trombone plus one or two valves in addition to the slide. These extra valves extend the range of this instrument down to the territory of the Bass Section. Just like the Soprano Cornet adds pop and sizzel to the top of the band, the Bass Bone serves as a sound catalyst to the Bass Section, adding a bit of edge and definition to the bottom of the band. Usually a player will branch out to Bass Bone after first becoming comfortable with the Tenor Trombone.  One other area where the Bass Bone stands out from the rest of the band is that it is the only instrument in the entire group that reads from the bass cleff.   This instrument sits at the end of the section next to the E-flat Basses.

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