Music Education Pathways Trumpet
The smallest and highest brass instrument.

Because of its ability to spread its sound across great distances, history’s first trumpets were used in the military to relay messages to the troops. The modern day trumpet has more peaceful applications as an integral member of the symphony orchestra and most jazz ensembles.

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Settlement Faculty Member Greg Tsafos
Greg Tsafos

Associate Staff Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Music Education Pathways, Baritone/Horn/Euphonium, French Horn, Children's Music Playshop, Children's Music Workshop Music

Faculty Member Bill Bonnell
William E. Bonnell

Associate Staff French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Baritone/Euphonium Music