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.