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The trombone is the only brass instrument with a slide. Instead of using valves to change pitches, you move the slide to adjust the length of the instrument and play different pitches. Trombones have almost nine feet of tubing. An important member of the trombone family is the bass trombone. It is larger and can play lower pitches which is why the bass trombone player usually sits right next to the tuba player.


R. Douglas Wright

Principal Trombone, Star Tribune Chair

Kari Sundström

William C. and Corinne J. Dietrich Chair

Andrew Chappell

Bass Trombone