Brass section

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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 brass instruments commonly found in the orchestra include:[1][2]

Concert band[edit]

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

The brass instruments commonly found in the concert band include:

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.