If kids learn the piano or violin it's because their parents made them, but the trombone? That's a choice -- by the kid. Why? Because the trombone is silly. Here are 6 videos that honor that tradition and show the true potential of what choosing the trombone can yield:

 

1. GoPro Trombone

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GoPro's best video isn't of a Red Bull fueled action sport, it's of a New York Philharmonic's warping, contusing face.

 

2. Trombonist Sneezes During Concert

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You can be the elephant in the room if you choose the trombone.

 

3. Pyro's Flamethrower Trombone

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Can you make it so the slide controls the flame? Then we'll talk!

 

4. Trombone Alpine Skiing

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Precisely the kind of legacy Wagner wanted to leave behind. So grand, so exalted, so intimidating!

 

5. Insane Trombone Warmup (6 Seconds)

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THIS IS THE SPIRIT REQUIRED TO PICK UP THE INSTRUMENT. WE ARE ONLY LOOKING FOR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS.

 

6. Uuh... Horse Face Bikini Girl Meets Trombone Guy

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You make what you want out of this.