Horn Section is another varied section of the band. There are 3 tenor horns and
1 Flugel in a standard band set up. The Flugel has that distinctive horn sound
but is pitched the same as the cornet. It is a solo instrument and often
works either with the horns or backrow cornets. The player is expected to play duets often with the Repiano, Principal Cornet
or Solo Horn. The Tenor Horns, which are used primarily for rhythmic emphasis,
work often with the Backrow Cornets. The Solo Tenor works closely with the Flugel
and plays solos.
Did you know?
The Flugel is not a member
of the Cornet family as is often thought. It is the smallest member of the Tuba