Brass section

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The brass section of the Band of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan in St. Petersburg.

The brass section of the orchestra, concert band, and jazz ensemble consist of brass instruments, and is one of the main sections in all three ensembles. The British-style brass band contains only brass and percussion instruments.

They contain instruments given Hornbostel-Sachs classification 423 (brass instruments).


The typical brass section of a modern orchestra is as follows:[1][2]

Concert band[edit]

The brass section of the concert band is generally larger and more diverse than the brass section of the orchestra.[citation needed]

The typical brass section of a concert band is as follows:

The brass instruments that are sometimes, but very rarely, used in the concert band:

Brass band[edit]

Jazz ensemble[edit]

The brass section of jazz ensembles usually include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Instruments of the Orchestra: The Brass Family". Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  2. ^ "Instrument Lab | Music". Retrieved 2014-05-21.