Posted by Chris on April 06, 2002 at 21:14:20:
In Reply to: Good BBb tuba for military band posted by Pip on April 05, 2002 at 21:04:21:
Look around at other military line bands and check their inventory. Check with their section leaders and instrument repair staff. Also give the instrument repair division at the School of Music in Norfolk, VA a call. They have seen everything either in their inventory or students' personal horns and can give you advice as to what works for an institutional horn. The current inventory at the school consists of Meinl Weston 25's, Rudy Meinl 4/4's, Miraphone 186's, and Yamaha 641's. There are several others that are on the books and are not issued for one reason or another. Roger Ridenour, the school's instructor, can also give you more info should you need it. Another person to ask is Lee Stofer. He spent several years at the school and can give you several recommendations.