The Baritone and Euphonium
The Baritone and Euphonium are members of the low brass family. They often often mentioned together since they are somewhat interchangeable, in a musical sense. Both instruments read the same part; sometimes being written in bass clef, sometimes in treble clef. It is typically up to the director as to what clef the student will read from. Accomplished Baritone / Euphonium players have the ability to read from both. The Euphonium has a conical bore, it gradually gets bigger throughout the length of the tubing. It has a mellow, warmer sound. The Baritone has a cylindrical bore. Being considered as a small bore instrument, the size stays consistent until the bell. It has a brighter tone.
Baritone/Euphonium rentals and accessories
Rental instruments can be picked up at our store or delivered to you. We offer only top quality, name brand, director approved instruments.
Required accessories includes a method book (Check with your teacher for which one) and a Music Stand, which can be purchased on our site below or in the store.
Uncle Jon's Music and Rentfromhome is the easiest way to get your student started on Baritone or Euphonium. Select your instrument, choose your FREE delivery option (to your home of office) or pick up here at Uncle Jon's in Westmont, checkout, and you are done! We offer only quality brand names (and even ask if you or your student's teacher have any brand preferences when choosing your instrument), a quick & easy checkout process, online account management (payment history, online payments and more), easy returns & exchanges, and upgrade/purchase opportunities at any time while renting. You may also return your instrument and cancel your rental agreement at any time with no penalties or further obligation.
FAMOUS EUPHONIUM PLAYERS
David Werden – David was a euphonium soloist for the USA Guard Band. He toured and performed all over the world and could be heard on television, movies and radio. Werden was the first American to be awarded Euphonium / Baritone player of the year. In 2012 Werden was awarded the honor of the International Euphonium Associations Lifetime Goal and Achievement award.
Nicholas Childs – Nicholas has achieved an international reputation as a premier performer, teacher, conductor and advocate of exploring new music and performance. Childs had a musical sense that enhanced his technique that made him stand out from other players of his time. His performance and execution was perfect which was the main reason for his world fame.
GETTING STARTED WITH THE BARITONE/EUPHONIUM
The Baritone / Euphonium is pretty much assembled. Take the horn out of the case and place the mouthpiece into the mouthpiece receiver. Gently turn the mouthpiece to the right being careful not to fix it too tightly. These horns are part of the lower brass section; a part that is considered to be the foundation of the band. The Baritone / Euphonium has a wide range of tone, sounding consistently rich and pleasing. This instrument plays a key role in a group’s success.
It is best to contact your school music director or Uncle Jon's Music with any questions about handling or proper use of maintenance accessories.