Baritone in B flat for a marching band . Brass with silver plating. Three non-compensating Périnet valves facing forwards and slightly upwards. Water key on tuning slide positioned on closest bow to mouthpiece. First and second valve loop tuning slides have a ring grip on outer edge of branch. The first valve loop has a thumb ring attached to front. Third valve loop has tuning slides on branches facing both upwards and downwards and also has a music holder socket on front. Bow guards attached to outside of bell branch and upper outer bow. The detachable forward-facing bell is secured by two bolts on opposite sides of the stem socket. The bell is made in two parts: angled neck and flare. Inscribed on the bell: The/Regent/MADE BY/OHIO BAND/INSTRUMENT Co/CLEVELAND/OH; within a crowned shield flanked by medals. Rim on the bell section above the connection to the body is stamped: 18; Valve casings are stamped: 1; 2; 3; respectively. Second valve also stamped with serial number: 22778; The mouthpiece stamped: ALL STAR BARITONE
The forward facing baritone is designed for marching and is popular with marching bands in America. It differs from the baritone used in British brass bands in that the bell is angled forwards (and is often detachable) and the valve pistons are also angled to the front, an arrangement known as 'front action'. Another forward facing baritone design often used in American marching bands sets the whole instrument on a horizontal plane, making it effectively a bass cornet with the valves arranged vertically along the top.