Silver Plated Bach Stradivarius Professional Trumpet
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Your guide to all things trumpet.

Welcome to the band ! This site is for new cornet, trumpet, flugelhorn and comeback players. For those just starting out, and those coming back. This site is about cornets, trumpets, and flugelhorns. You’ll find trumpet playing tips, instrument reviews, and accessory reviews. Doled out how we wished it was when we were starting out.We hope the info is useful. Please let us know what you’d like to see and we’ll do our best to post it.

Latest Posts

  • What Is A Piccolo Trumpet?
    Is it a Piccolo or is it a Trumpet? Can I become a screamer overnight? Sorry to say these were the first things that I thought about when I first heard of a Piccolo Trumpet. So what is it, really? In my mind, the Piccolo Trumpet is to the trumpet, what the piccolo is to the flute. It’s the smallest of the different trumpets you can find and much brighter in tone.
  • What’s the best Cornet for a beginner?
    What is the best cornet to buy? What questions to ask before you buy a cornet? What are the best accessories needed for a cornet? How to practice cornet quietly
  • Cornet vs Trumpet?
    At the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show, there was one song where dancers held trumpets and trombones. They weren’t playing, but the distinctive trumpet sound was clearly heard coming from the band. This probably wasn’t the reason, but your child has decided they want to play the Trumpet. Great. But when you show up at school, the band teacher puts a Cornet in their hands. What gives? Why?

Trumpets and Cornets


Trumpet Parts

Trumpet Parts

What the heck is a “Water Key”? I’m pretty sure that’s not plain water…
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Trumpet Mouthpieces

Trumpet, Cornet, and Flugelhorn Mouthpieces

Mouthpiece Guide

Mouthpiece Guide. The info on the sizes, cups, specifications, etc. will apply to Cornet and…
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