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 Post subject: How many Tubas?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:02 pm 
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I march Tuba in my Marching Band. We march 11 Sousaphones. Just wondering how many tubas your school has and is it a Contra or Sousaphone?

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 Post subject: Re: How many Tubas?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:33 pm 
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Well, back when I attended Long Beach State, I mean when they actually had a marching band, we marched the Rose Parade in 1977 and we had 21 sousaphones. That was lots of fun!

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In 2007 I marched with the Kingsmen Alumni Corps at DCI Semi-Finals in Pasadena and we had 21 GG Contra basses. And that was fun too!

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Over the years I have played in many groups, sometimes as the ONLY tuba, but it has ALWAYS been fun!

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 Post subject: Re: How many Tubas?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:17 am 
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OMG :shock:

Now THAT's a marching band!!!

Bandmaster, I just chatted with one of my DM's who happens to play tuba for his HS. I wanted to let you know that I asked him which he preferred, tuba or sousaphone. His answer was sousaphone, "because you can get more oomph and volume".
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 Post subject: Re: How many Tubas?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:21 am 
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Allen H.S. from Allen, TX appears to be marching 25 sousaphones this fall. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:49 pm 
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Ocean View has one sousaphone player this year: me. I also happen to be playing the only working sousaphone the school has (out of four or five).

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I've marched a bit. 4 years at Ocean View High School, three on tuba, a season with Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps.


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