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St. Cross Catholic Primary School

“Together we grow in God’s love”

Trumpet

At Saint Cross we offer our children the opportunity to learn the trumpet, for more information you can contact the school office.
 
Fun Facts about the Trumpet
  • To play the trumpet, the musician vibrates their lips over the mouthpiece and presses the valves on top at the same time.
  • The trumpet is thought to have come from Egypt in 1500 BC and was primarily used by the military to announce battle.
  • Famous trumpeters include Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis.
  • After the valve was invented, by the 1830’s trumpets were used for music and entertainment.
  • By blowing into the cupped mouthpiece, the sound of the trumpet is created with your lips.
  • As a classical instrument, the trumpet is one of the few that has made it’s way into the field of music. Including popular music of today.