Posted by mike on January 01, 2002 at 11:54:34:
In Reply to: Re: Re: bass vs. contra warmup posted by Andrew on December 30, 2001 at 00:40:14:
holding the contra is mind over matter. your body is physically capable of holding the horn, the problem is convincing your mind that. practice holding the horn at attention and see how long you can hold it without "breaking." eventually, you'll build up time. when I marched we had contra olympics to see how long we could hold our horns at attention. the first year I lost big time with only 4 mins and 25 secs. my ageout year I won with 12 mins and 12 secs.
hope that helps,
-crossmen brass staff