Musical Instruments

The Trumpet and Cornet

The Trumpet and Cornet are wind blown "lip reed" tubular brass instruments, using valves to alter the pitch of the notes produced. They are similar in appearance and play but differ in historical development and tone. Two of the instruments in our collection were made by Pan American in the 1950's. The cornet is identical to the one I played in 4th-7th grades in Indiana. All except the last one were purchased from eBay.