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Get With The Program!

We’re now a little ways into July, which is when I suggest that Mississippi high school band students begin preparing in earnest for this year’s auditions for the… 1,191 more words


2017 Summer Concert #2

On July 16, 2017, Jason Howard conducts the second concert of our 84th summer concert series at the Back Beach Bandstand in Rockport, Massachusetts. The program will include the following pieces: 120 more words

Legion Band

Why Buzz the Mouthpiece?

The practice of buzzing the mouthpiece away from the instrument has been a major part of brass players’ preparation and maintenance for the past half-century or so, and has been advocated by leading players of every brass instrument. 910 more words


Tuba by Blair Gaulton 

Tuba fooled up by crazy glue.
Now retrained as a work of art.
(C)BJG(Blair Gaulton)July 2017


Haiku Wednesday: Tubas and More

A euphonium
Is not a sousaphone, nor
A tuba, oh no.

Though the sound goes round
And round, and emerges deep
In tone, soft or loud, 684 more words


Inner Tuba-ing

Day Nineteen – Palacký Square

Writhing bodies fill the front two rows in front of the tents, bobbing along to the rhythm while lifting cups in the air and chanting with the lead singer, the scene is no different than what you’d see at a typical musical festival. 165 more words

Czech Republic

Choosing a Contrabass Tuba: BB-flat or CC?

In the past few months I have had several students at both the college and high school levels ask me for guidance regarding purchasing their first tubas. 1,025 more words