The Baritone Horn is a low brass instrument played using valves. It is nearly identical to the trumpet in function, though it has a range and timbre more similar to the trombone. Like the trombone, the baritone plays low notes and bass parts in the band, and it will often play the same notes as the baritone.
While the baritone often reads in bass clef, it is also possible to read treble clef music, which allows trumpet players to transition seamlessly to the instrument.
If your child desires to play the baritone but is too young, we recommend you start on the trumpet. The way you produce a sound on a baritone is identical on the trumpet, so it is easy for students to transition from the trumpet to the baritone.