" Doesn't the bible itself mention trumpets sounding?! "
Yes, and that would be the Shofar, or ram/antelope horn.
We have a couple of players, one who fills in with our band for one song: "Sound the Shofar Loud!" written by our main worship leader.
There also were 2 silver trumpets that were used exclusively for tabernacle/temple services and they were similar to the straight trumpets (unvalved) of the midevel and baroque periods.
I'm trying to bring band instruments back into our worship. I love the praise band worship sound with horns and sax. Looking for arrangements.
That's really cool, especially since "Zinke", in German, is a brass instrument.
Paul, I played in a brass band in a pentecostal Church of God for 10 years. We had 3 trumpets, 1 trombone, 1 sax, 1 french horn, along with bass guitar, piano and organ. We rocked pretty strong for 10 years, and it was a great worship atmosphere.
Today I've gravitated to acoustic guitar, cello and mandolin (try to add mandolin to a service, THATS a challenge), but still break out the brass from time to time to play a muted piece with keys.
My advise to you, add brass like you cook a frog, very slowly.