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Posted on 12/25/2017 6:52:07 AM PST by real saxophonist
TubaChristmas is a great tradition, but this shows why there is no (!) trumpet christmas ...
Posting this here is one on my Christmas traditions. 8~)
I could never figure out why any kid would want to learn how to play a tuba let alone play in the marching band with it.......
Well, to me, saxophone always felt like ‘work’. So tuba and bass trombone were ‘fun’. That’s why. A lot of people I marched Drum Corps with were woodwind players who decided to learn brass because it was fun. Especially marching with one of the top Drum & Bugle Corps in the world.
Haha! Yes, I know. Thanks!
Just played it for my wife, introducing it as a beautiful Christmas piece.
(I was properly scolded...)
In high school, I played the baritone horn in our marching band, and we played one tune for which I wished I could have had a tuba. Our alma mater, which we played after football games, assemblies, etc. had no baritone horn part, so I had to play the bass, or tuba part. Most of the notes in the piece were below the baritone horn's normal range, and one, a "C" two octaves below "middle C," was at its extreme range, but I always managed to play it.
Incidentally, my school, Whittier High School in Whittier, Calif. has a great alma mater, set to the tune of the popular hit song Yankee Rose.
Which Drum Corps did you March with ? Im still playing with the Caballeros Alumni!
Spirit of Atlanta Contra, ‘83-’86.
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