What Family Does The Trumpet Belong To?
The trumpet is the brass family along with 4 other instruments ; the tuba, the baritone, the french horn, and the trombone. The trumpet is the highest member of its family. It is also the smallest instrument. The trumpet along with all of the other instruments in the brass family's sound is produced by "buzzing" into the mouthpiece. All of the brass instruments are played by buzzing, and the different notes are played by the pressing of one or more of the three valves. Actually all of the brass instruments have valves except of course for the trombone, it ranges from different notes using a slide. All of the brass instruments produce a similar tone and sound, the larger the instrument the deeper the sound is usually. Brass instruments are very important for any band. The lower brass instruments don't usually have the melody , or solos as much as a higher instrument such as the trumpet may have but they do occasionally. Brass is the largest family of music.
If your curious to hear how the trumpet sounds solo or how it sounds in a group here are two videos showing both!