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    What's your tuba of choice?

    There are alot of dream horns out there that I will never own. The biggest selling point for me is the price. If I can't afford it, I can't buy it. I started on a cheap e-bay fixer-upper, and played it for a while, sold it for a profit and repeated the cycle, throwing in a couple of hundred...
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    To Parents of Brass Players...

    Playing with no front teeth Whoever said you can't play a brass instrument without any teeth is way off base (or should I say bass!) I don't have any front teeth and I am the loudest tuba player I know. I can put so much air through the horn that I can set off car alarms. My high range is...
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    Blackadder Goes Forth

    The sousaphone was designed by J.P.Sousa. He wesn't looking for a tuba to march with, we already had those, theyre caled helicons. What he wanted was a helicon that could be played indoors with an upward facing bell so the sound could rain down on the audience as opposed to hitting them in the...
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    Percussionists; A Breed Apart

    Why do your bands have to borrow drummers? Over here they are a dime a dozen. They should audition like every one else.
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    What's your tuba of choice?

    What model is my Besson? It's a silverplated BBb 3 valve comper.The serial number dates it to the early 1950's. 40 inches long wit a 17 1/2 inch bell. Sweet heavy duty tuba, the only problem is that it tarnishes to black fairly quickly. On the valve casing, beneath the serial number it says...
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    Well, um, hi

    UH... well, um...Hi. :p :p ...but seriously, good luck in your endeavors. I'm new to tMP myself and am just now learning about brass banding. I am so envious of you guys. I want to play in a brass band soooo bad. If it weren't for the fact that I'd loose my veterans dissability and social...
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    About me

    I have heard of it but haven't actualy heard it.Is it on the web anywhere?If so please send me a link:) .
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    About me

    Congrats on the baby-on-the-way! Is this your first? I have four, all boys aged 12,9.2 & 1. We'd have more but that would involve adding more rooms to the house. I shure wish we had a SA band here in the States. We have a small community band that only meets for a month and a half out of a year...
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    What's your tuba of choice?

    What brands are popular over on your side of the pond?
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    Hello. I'm Mike and I'm a tMP-aholic

    What does irreligious mean?
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    Blackadder Goes Forth

    Sure we do! I hear that word alot, especialy when people are talking about my daddy.
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    Hello. I'm Mike and I'm a tMP-aholic

    :( Your thoughts on children make me sad...:( You can't really be such a Grumpy Gus.I know if you mey my four adorable little boys you'd be singing a different tune! God bless the children!
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    Blackadder Goes Forth

    Is the Band of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, a military band, as the name implies.Are they a brass band or just a marching band? And what does BOC mean? And also, why don't you guys use sousaphones?
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    Blackadder Goes Forth

    What was the band that played the theme song to the fourth Black Adder seres?Was it a millitary band,brass band,or marching band?Bonus credit to anyone who replies to this thread that was in that band.
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    What's your tuba of choice?

    Here's one for my brother bassists in the UK.What brand of horns do you use?Is Besson/Boosey & Hawkes the prominent tuba in a brass band? Those shure are good horns.I haven't seen any of the newer models,though.Do they still build them as stout as tanks or have they gone to thinner brass and...
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