Posted by David on June 30, 2002 at 21:43:49:
In Reply to: T B A Mtg (was Advice on Purchasing a C) posted by Mike Sherline on June 30, 2002 at 16:59:21:
There is no telling what exactly the exhibitors will bring, but in the past the following were in attendance: Yamaha, Conn/King (UMI), Selmer, Custom Music, Mirafone, Baltimore Brass (for Meinl Weston last summer), Boosey & Hawkes (Besson) and Tuba Exchange.
The display area is normally open only to attendees (band directors) and that's why I suggested asking your director to get you in as a participant. You can call the Texas Bandmasters Association in San Antonio to see if there is a day when visitors can get in. Usually it is the last day of the convention.
Because a wide variety of teachers and performers attend the vendors tend to bring various instruments from BBb, CC, and a few F's. It is always interesting. You'll have a good time. Remember to come past Houston Band. I always like talking "tuba" and relish getting away from the booth to look, feel, and play tubas.