Category:            Brass

Ensemble/s:       Rookie Band, Concert Band and Symphonic Band

Sound Production: You produce a sound on the Tuba by buzzing your lips together when you blow against the mouthpiece.

Interesting Facts:

  • The word tuba means trumpet or horn in Latin. However, tubas are a lot bigger than trumpets.
  • A tuba weighs a whopping 13.6 kilograms! It is so heavy that tubists hold them across their laps while playing them (instead of lifting them up to their mouths, like a trumpet or a trombone).
  • Tubas are very special as there is only one player in an orchestra