Trombone

Instrument Family

Brass

Reads

Bass Clef

Modern Instrument Invented

Mid-1400s

Fun Facts

  • The trombone is the only brass instrument that does not have valves – it has a slide!
  • The trombone is derived from an instrument called the ‘sackbut.’
  • Beethoven was the first composer to include the trombone in a symphony.

Famous Orchestral Works Featuring the Trombone

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Verdi’s Overture to Nabucco

Watch Columbus Symphony Principal Trombonist Andy Millat introduce the trombone!

Hear Columbus Symphony Principal Trombonist Andy Millat play an orchestral excerpt!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring the Trombone

  • None at this time

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