Euphonium

The euphonium (you-PHONE-knee-yum) is sometimes known as the baritone. It is a member of the brass family and looks like a small version of a tuba. Its sound is similar to that of a trombone, but it uses valves like a trumpet instead of a slide (like trombone).

 
Physical Characteristics

Euphonium players should have moderately full lips, but not too full. A SLIGHT overbite is okay, but an underbite would hinder a good sound. The euphonium requires a medium-sized hand span to reach the valves and students should have an above average lung capacity.

 
Other Considerations

Students with an above average amount of orthodontia will find the mouthpiece of the
euphonium a bit more comfortable than trumpet or French horn. 

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