Posted by Jim Ogden on February 21, 2003 at 02:01:28:
In Reply to: The Ultimate Tuba gig. posted by Keith C. on February 20, 2003 at 12:23:42:
Don't forget other genres Like Jazz, specifically Dixieland. They can be "Ultimate" When you are euphoric with the results of a band that swings together! Some of my happiest times have been working with groups that function as one. I'm sure others could echo my feelings, regardless the genre.
It may not be as prestigious performing in major symphonies and bands, but to use the overworked cliche, "It's all Relative". What gives you the most happines (plus the dough) to me, would be the "Ultimat" Job. Besides Tuba, I work with trumpet, french Horn & trombone...a similar question is often asked: what's your favorite instrument? The one I playing now! But, you cannot match the satisfaction of laying down an exciting tuba line with a great bunch of guys! Jim