Posted by Jay Bertolet on September 29, 1999 at 13:21:07:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Vintage Hirsbrunner horns? posted by Chuck Jackson on September 28, 1999 at 15:10:43:
I was never in the military Chuck. I often considered it but then I got a symphony gig. I know Alan back from when we were both high school students in the Detroit area. In a tuba community that small, you run into the same people pretty much at everything and such was the case with Alan and I. I have particularly fond memories of us playing in the Michigan Youth Band, a high school honors band sponsored by the University of Michigan. We played at an MENC conference in Chicago one year and it was great. Alan had his Hirsbrunner at the time and he had the 5th valve tied open so that it would play in BBb. For some reason, the switch to CC was much more difficult for him. Anyhow, I'm glad to hear he went on to be a player. If you ever run into him, please give him my contact info as I'd love to chat with him about the last 20 years.