This is one of the brass instruments which uses slide positioning and air flow through the instrument by vibration of the lips. It slides to change position and pitch of sound from low to high.
It is an accompanying instrument and at the same time a melodic instrument. It is played in orchestra, matching bands, big bands, swing bands and jazz ensembles. It is a very versatile instrument which can play any style.
The Trombone plays an important role of balancing the high sounds of the Trumpet with the rest of the motions in modern orchestra. It requires interpretative ability willingness to practice.
Trombone students at the IMLS also play in the Brass Band. Thereby they learn to play music together and how to work on a piece in a group.