Brass section

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 bandEdit

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 bandEdit

Jazz ensembleEdit

The brass section of jazz ensembles usually include:

See alsoEdit


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