Posted by dennis on April 12, 2002 at 14:56:19:
In Reply to: Re: MarchingBand/Real TubaPlaying--Opposites posted by GC on April 12, 2002 at 08:02:33:
I agree with GC. I played BB Conns on the field and CC tubas for concert, private lessons and orchestra. I think march band was a nice break from the concert hall and a opportunity to develop tremendous volume while having fun. I played in every group my schedule would allow in college for five years and every year I marched. I rate the need (yes I said need) for a tuba player to play in marching band very high. You might not think that what you are being asked to do is musical but it might suprise you to set in the stands during a run-through at practice once. My director at college would let 4 or 5 people at a time set out and listen untill everyone had a chance. Let me tell you, it will change your prospective when setting in front of a 260 piece (16 sousas) marching band on the fifty yard line. I miss it.
Sorry to run on but it's good for your lungs.