Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I expect some kind moddy person will move it if I've got it wrong..... I've been having a debate with a friend over the last couple of days about which instruments in the brass band are saxhorns. We've found loads of info on the web, but a lot of it seems to be contradictory, and it is getting confusing! Not helped by then same instruments being called different things in different parts of the world........ So, I'm pretty sure that a cornet and tenorhorn are both saxhorns, and that a trombone definitely is not. What about the other instruments? Also, what makes a saxhorn? Some definitions say it is those instruments invented by Adolphe Sax, and others say that they are those with a conical bore. I know there must be somebody on here who will know definitively!