Brass Band - Musical Instruments The tuba is the largest of the brass instruments and it’s also the lowest in pitch. It serves as the bass in the brass section and in brass quartets. The tuba is one of the instruments used in a military band and it also finds a place within the symphony orchestra. It can be a solo instrument. The lowest-pitched tuba is called a contrabass tuba. Related instruments are the sousaphone, which is usually seen in marching bands, and the euphonium, which is considered to be the tenor tuba.


Amati Tubas
Conn Tubas
Jupiter Marching Tubas
Tuba Mouthpieces

Yamaha Tubas
Yamaha Marching Tubas
Yamaha Convertible Tubas
French Horns
Though it’s still most commonly referred to as the French horn in the United States, this high-pitched member of the brass family is more accurately termed the German horn. This instrument has single, double and triple horn versions available to play. Some are made with detachable bells for ease in transport. The French horn is most often used in the symphony orchestra.

Conn French Horns
Bach Double French Horns
Holton French Horns
Yamaha Marching French Horns
Yamaha Double French Horns
Hans Hoyer French Horns

Yamaha Triple French Horns
Yamaha French Horns

French Horns

French Horn Mouthpieces
Jupiter Marching French Horns
Conn Double Horns
Hans Hoyer Double Horns
Besson Horns
Amati Horns
Hans Hoyer Tripple Horns
In the brass family, the trumpet is perhaps the most well known instrument, and it comprises that with the highest range. Trumpets are one of the oldest known musical instruments. Variations include the bass trumpet, the slide trumpet, the soprano trumpet, the pocket trumpet, the bugle, the cornet, the flugelhorn, and the smallest of the group: the piccolo trumpet. The piccolo trumpet is pitched one octave higher than the standard B flat trumpet.

Amati Trumpets
Amati Herald Trumpets
Amati Piccolo Trumpets
Conn Trumpets
Holton Trumpets
Jupiter Pocket Trumpets

Jupiter Piccolo Trumpets
Jupiter Trumpets

Trumpet Mouthpieces
Jupiter Silver Trumpets

Selmer Trumpets
Jupiter Marching Trumpets


Stradivarius Trumpets
Amati Pocket Trumpets
Bach Piccolo/Trumpet
Bach Stradivarius Professional Trumpets
LeBlanc Trumpets
Holton Sliver Trumpet

Bach Stradivarius Bass Trumpet
Bach Stradivarius Piccolo Trumpets
Bach Stradivarius Professional Trumpet

Yamaha Trumpets
Yamaha Piccolo Trumpets

Selmer Piccolo Trumpet

The Italian word “trombone” means simply “large trumpet.” Aside from its relation to the trumpet in the brass family, the trombone is best known by its telescopic slide which is employed by the musician to vary the pitch of the instrument. There are tenor and bass versions of the trombone, sometimes referred to as the tenor and bass counterparts of the trumpet. Though not as prominent as other instruments, the trombone plays a role in a symphony orchestra and still finds a place in modern music, especially Jazz.

Amati Trombones
Holton Trombones
Jupiter Trombones
Stradivarius Trombones
Stradivarius Bass Trombones
Yamaha Trombones
Yamaha Alto Trombones
Yamaha Tenor Trombone
Yamaha Professional Trombones
Yamaha Intermediate Trombones
Yamaha Bass Trombones
Trombone Mouthpieces


C.G. Conn Trombones
Conn Alto Trombones
Conn Bass Trombones
Bach Standard Wrap Trombones

Bach Open Wrap Trombones
Bach Gold Brass Bell Trombones
Bach Yellow Brass Bell Trombones

Bach Stradivarius Bass Trombones
Bach Stradivarius Alto Trombone
LeBlanc Trombones
Holton Bass Trombones
Bach Stradivarius Alto Trombones

Mellophones & Euphonium
When a horn is called for within the brass marching band, a mellophone is the instrument employed. The mellophone is a ‘bell-front’ instrument, which allows its sound to be projected forward. The euphonium, not to be confused with the baritone horn, is another instrument commonly used in marching bands. It is also available in a double-bell version. Because of its size, the euphonium is sometimes replaced with the marching baritone.

Jupiter Marching Mellophones
Jupiter Mellophones
Amati Euphoniums
Jupiter Marching Baritones

Mellophones, Euphoniums

Jupiter Euphoniums
Yamaha Euphoniums
Euphonium Mouthpieces
Bach Euphoniums

Yamaha Marching Euphoniums

The cornet is closely related to the trumpet, although its sound is described as being more “mellow.” While the tubing of the trumpet has a cylindrical bore, the tubing of a cornet has a mostly conical bore. The cornet has valves like the trumpet, unlike the bugle, which has no valves or device that alters pitch. The bugle can only play the notes within the harmonic series. The bugle is featured prominently in the military and is the instrument used to play Taps at funerals.

Stradivarius Cornets
Cornet Mouthpieces
Yamaha Cornets

Cornets, Bugles

Amati Bugles
Bach Stradivarius Cornets
The flugelhorn is a brass instrument closely related to the trumpet. Its distinction is a wider, more conical bore. The tone of a flugelhorn is deeper than that of the trumpet, or even the cornet. It is used more prominently in Jazz and popular music bands than in the symphony orchestra, though it may be utilized there occasionally.

Amati Flugelhorns
Bach Flugelhorn
Jupiter Flugelhorn
Conn Flugelhorn

Bach Stradivarius Flugelhorns

Clarinets, Flugelhorn

Flugelhorn Mouthpieces
LeBlanc Flugelhorn
Flugelhorn Mouthpieces
Selmer Paris Flugelhorns
Yamaha Flugelhorns


The sousaphone is otherwise known as a “marching tuba.” Because of its large size, it is designed to fit around the body of a musician, so it may be readily carried while marching. The instrument is named after John Philip Sousa. Sousaphones made of fiberglass became replacements for those made of brass, to make them lighter weight and easier to carry. Some sousaphone players perform with “flaming tubas”, which is accomplished by lighting flash paper within the bell and giving the musician the appearance of breathing fire.

Amati Sousaphones
Jupiter Sousaphones
Conn Sousaphones


Sousaphone/Tuba Mouthpieces
Yamaha Sousaphones

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