The tuba is a musical instrument that appears in the episode "Suction Cup Symphony."


It is a large brass instrument, with a large upwards bell, with three or four piston valves.

Outside of the series, tubas are the largest and lowest-pitched instrument in the brass family. Smaller versions do exist for easier travel and for standing while playing. They are played by buzzing air past the lips into the a mouthpiece. Tubas are most commonly found in marching bands, either as wearable sousaphones or shoulder tubas (called contrabass bugles); concert bands, orchestras, chamber ensembles, and military bands.

Role in SpongeBob SquarePants

"Suction Cup Symphony"

A tuba player is seen playing as Squidward conducts the symphony.

List of musical instruments (VE)

ClareyWooden clarinetHoward's bassoonFluteGolden clarinetPearl's saxophone
Slide whistle




BassinetViolinGary's violinThe world's smallest violinSpongeBob's ukuleleNutsy

Percussion and keyboards


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