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 hearing to tell if they are in the EXACT proper location. Students with good musical ears (such as Honor Choir students) should consider Trombone.

 
Physical Characteristics

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 slightlyfuller lips than average.

 
Other Considerations

Great trombone playing takes good concentration and study. 

Famous Players​ (Click name to listen to a performance.)

August 24, 2020

Start of 2020-2021 School Year

Hey, Band! We hope that you have had a great summer! Please be on the lookout for emails and other communication from your band directors regarding the beginning of the school year. If you are not receiving emails, please contact a band director directly to give it to us. See you soon!

 

henry.mccoy@birdvilleschools.net

andrew.reinhart@birdvilleschools.net

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