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Trumpets are the smallest, highest instrument of the brass family and often get the spotlight with their bright melodies and brilliant fanfares. Like all brass instruments, you play the trumpet by buzzing your lips and blowing air through a mouthpiece. This sends vibrations through the tubing of the instrument and out the end, or bell. Your left hand holds the instrument while your right hand operates the valves.


Manny Laureano

Principal Trumpet, Mr. And Mrs. Archibald G. Bush Chair

Douglas C. Carlsen

Associate Principal Trumpet, Rudolph W. and Gladys Davis Miller Chair

Robert Dorer


Charles Lazarus