|The Sheldon Theatre Brass Band trombone section posed before performing in the band's River City Days concert, August 4, 2007.|
Standard brass band instrumentation includes a trombone section comprised of two tenor trombones and a bass trombone. The tenor trombone parts are written in the treble clef, transposed up a major ninth, so that the notation is like tenor clef with a couple of extra sharps. The bass trombone parts are the only parts in the brass band written in bass clef. They are written at concert pitch, like standard orchestral and concert band bass trombone parts.
In the picture above, bass trombonist Bob Brodie and tenor trombonists Doug Rowe and Glen Newton pose before the August 4, 2007, concert at the Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing, Minnesota. Glen filled in for the Sheldon Theatre Brass Band's first trombonist Bruce Alpern, who was unavailable to play the summer concerts. Normally, Glen would have played E-flat tenor horn in the band.