Marching Trombone

For generations, E.K. Blessing has offered an affordable large bore F-attachment trombone for the advanced trombonist without compromising on build quality and playability. Approved by educators for decades, the classic B88 was a traditional first choice for a serious student, laying the foundation in high school bands across the USA.


The new BTB1488 trombones are an evolution of this legacy. Design refinement in the hand-slide construction and body bracing offer a more resonant instrument that is responsive and easier to play with fantastic projection. At Blessing, our core values remain the same. The BTB1488 Performance trombones offer accessibility to a path for rapid growth and musical development along with a modern playing experience that rival many professional models.


BTB1488OS Resistance and sound = Freer Blowing / More Open. Very resonant with better projection and rich character particularly at louder dynamic levels.


Open Wrap: The term wrap refers to the configuration of additional tubing for the F-attachment section of the trombone. The open wrap has fewer bends and a straighter pathway for the air; providing a freer blowing option.


Yellow Brass Bell: (70% copper 30% zinc) – Yellow brass offers a consistent timbre at all dynamic levels and registers with wonderful projection.


Silver Plate Finish: Silver plating is thinner than lacquer providing more resonance and brilliance, which is ideal for outdoor performance. However, a silverplated horn will require more maintenance because it will tarnish over time.



  • SeriesMarching, Performance
  • FamilyTrombone
  • InstrumentTrombone
  • KeyBb/F


  • .547” Large Bore
  • 8.5” Bell Diameter
  • Open Wrap Two-Piece Yellow Brass Bell
  • Traditional F Rotor Design
  • Yellow Brass Lead Pipe
  • Yellow Brass Body
  • Nickel Silver Chrome-Plated Inside Slide
  • Narrow Rose Brass Outer Slide
  • Nickel Silver End Bow
  • Silver Plated Finish


As students develop musically, they will need an instrument that allows for greater response, tonal color, and dynamic range. The E.K. Blessing Performance Series offer a great balance between price and performance. Created for the advanced student, these models provide the sound and playability of a professional instrument. The target player is the advanced student grades 6-12. Whatever your goal, the Performance Series by E.K. Blessing may take you on a lifetime of musical enjoyment.


We also understand the school band experience and ‘marching’ is a big part of a student’s musical career. Musical growth occurs naturally through camaraderie. Marching together often leads to lifelong friendships. Our Marching Brass is designed for the rigors of both the field and in parade. Bell forward, easy to play and manage, E.K. Blessing Marching Brass is the ideal choice to round out the depth of color in any band in motion.