Posted by Brent Herhold on February 01, 2001 at 18:35:28:
In Reply to: Transition fro BBb to CC posted by RC on January 29, 2001 at 03:20:11:
No one has addressed the problem of playing Sousaphone in the college marching band! I tried to make the switch in college, but had the problem of playing marching season and symphonic band at the same time. Had an Alexander CC with a BBb slide. Never could make the change. Eventually left the horn behind in the Dominican Republic during the '65 revolution (another story.) Bought a Miraphone CC and made the switch, working in a bar, playing in a Razz-ma-tazz band playing everything by ear.
If I were you I'd get the C now, if you have the chance, and make the change. I also assume it will be your horn and you won't be handed a BBb when you get to college.