What are the different types of trombone?
As well as the Bb tenor trombone the broader trombone family is much larger than you might at first realize, with instruments of all sizes and some specialized for specific genres.
The Trombone section
Trombones and their players are known for their gregarious nature and are usually found in sections! In most bands this will take the form of two tenors and a bass trombone and in a jazz genre big band, three tenors and a bass. Sometimes, especially when accompanying choral music, an orchestral section will have an alto, a tenor, and a bass and will spend most of the piece supporting the choir’s singers.
Of course, there are plenty of times when there is only one trombone player like in a jazz combo or rock/pop band horn section. Sometimes music theatre productions only have one trombone player and quite often this takes the form of a bass trombone player.