Trivia: What instrument is considered the leader of the brass section?
The correct answer is Principal trumpet
So why is this answer correct? : The orchestra is divided into instrument groups, and within those, there can be even more divisions. The brass section, for example, has a subset called the low brass section. The principal trombone is the leader of the low brass, but the principal trumpet player is considered the leader of the entire section. The woodwind section is the only one without a leading principal, though the flute typically leads in a woodwind ensemble.