ABOUT THE TROMBONE:
Like the French Horn, trombone players should have good “musical ears”. The trombone is played like the other brass instruments (buzzing into a cup-shaped mouthpiece), but uses a slide instead of valves. The slide is not marked or notched and players rely on their memory and listening skills to tell if they are in the EXACT proper location. Students with good musical ears (such as Honor Choir students) should consider Trombone.
While some might think that trombone players must have long arms, the truth is there are numerous accommodations that make it possible for students of all shapes and sizes to play. A slight overbite is acceptable, while an extreme underbite would hinder success. Trombone players should have slightly fuller lips than average.
Great trombone playing takes good concentration and study. Many quiet academicians have excelled at trombone.
CELEBRITY TROMBONE PLAYERS
NELLY FURTADO - SINGER
RYAN HOWARD - MLB PLAYER
BILL GATES - MICROSOFT FOUNDER