Welcome to this website for "mellophonists" in the Libery-Benton Marching Band!! This site exists as a tool to improve your playing, quickly search through the Liberty-Benton stand tunes, and much more. Thank you!
The mellophone is an instrument in the key of F, unlike trumpet, which is in Bb. This means that everything you play is a fourth down from what someone would be playing on the trumpet (with the same fingering). Composers usually don't take advantage of the lowest note to E, which means the 3 key isn't used a whole lot!
Playing scales on the mellophone has a little bit different thought process than trumpet, but you'll get the hang of it within a few band camp days!