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Author:  Tromb0ne22 [ Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:02 pm ]
Post subject:  How many Tubas?

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?

Author:  Bandmaster [ Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How many Tubas?

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!


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!



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

Author:  dmcoach [ 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".

Author:  Hostrauser [ 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. :)

Author:  ovhs_sousaman [ 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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