brass or silver trumpet. Which do you prefer and why? I enjoy my silver Getzen Eterna for many reasons, with the appearance of the horn being one of them. The sound is good and the valves are unbelievable. It seems most Drum & Bugle Corps use silver as well. Is it because of the outdoor playing, and they project better? Also was wondering when silver became so popular. Years ago brass trumpets pretty much dominated the trumpet seen. Hope to here from you.