Posted by Dan Crain on June 25, 1999 at 19:59:48:
In Reply to: buying horns for high schools posted by Dave Zerkel on June 25, 1999 at 14:16:40:
As one who just graduated high school, I would say that for high school students, a BB flat tuba is preferable. I played all for three years on a Mirafone 186 and I feel it is a great horn. My school also had a few Yamahas, but I think that a four valve horn is the best idea for a large band ensemble. I would avoid Bach because I don't think it would cut it in a large ensemble, but Mirafone is certainly a good choice.