About Booking Brass Musicians
On Gig Salad, we feature categories for trumpet players and trombone players. In addition, there are musicians who specialize in other brass instruments and are listed in the category affectionately known as "Brass Musician". The extended brass family includes all of the modern brass instruments, including: trumpets, euphoniums, tubas, cornets, flugelhorns, baritone horns, sousaphones, trombones, French Horns, bugles and others. Any of these brass musicians would be a great choice for your next formal event, private party, fair, festival, wedding reception or other special occasion.
There are a few things you should consider when hiring a brass musician. First, be sure to listen to audio and watch video samples. You want to be sure you are satisfied with the sound and look of the performer before you book him/her. Next, get references and read reviews. Talk to people in the area who have seen the performer and/or have booked them in the past. Feedback is the best way to ensure you are going to be satisfied with your choice. If you are looking for a brass musician for your band, check to see if they can adapt to different kinds of music and if they play well with unfamiliar bands. Last, always get a contract. Read the contract carefully and work out any details in regards to deposit requirements, length of performance, scheduled breaks, attire, travel, and lodging. Watch for specifications made by the performer and be sure you can meet them.