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Tuba Xmas

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by SilverTurtle, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. I know I've seen one or two other people mention on here that they play tuba. Anyone else playing in a Tuba Christmas event this year?

    I grew up near Akron, OH, which has a killer Tuba Christmas. Upwards of 400 tuba players, and they have to do two shows because so many people come to see it. I've got a gig (playing bass) this year on the same night.

    But it will be my first year playing here in Columbus, Ohio. I was happy when I found they finally put up an official site:

    Any non-tuba players who want to check out a unique, free, holiday concert should look for the event in their city, too! :hyper:
  2. SnoMan

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    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    I miss my tuba :( :( :(

    but it funded my schroeder....my horn was very rarely brought out of the closet......I still miss it :bawl:
  3. That sucks you sold the tuba. Super-fun instrument, even if there aren't that many gigs for it.
  4. McHaven


    Mar 1, 2005
    I play tuba and would never participate in that. I mean, I enjoy it and all but it is not a nice sounding instrument even if you are Arnold Jacobs. I'd always rather play bass over tuba. Tuba players blow...hard.
  5. nettor - are you serious?

    First, if I didn't like the sound of an instrument, I wouldn't keep playing it myself.

    Second, I think tubas can sound awesome - pretty and sorrowful to might and powerful. My opinion, of course, and everyone's entitled to their own. But that just goes back to my first point.
  6. SnoMan

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    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    Well....having read his band's bio....

    it's going to be difficult for a tuba, in the hands of any mere mortal, to be able to stand up his expectations