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Postby scottw » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:16 pm

Anyone who has been here before: Where is the best place to stay, considering ease of getting there, cost, etc.? :D
There seems to be a hotel on base but it may just be for military temporary housing?
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Re: Information about Army Tuba Conference

Postby pgym » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:34 pm

Hilton Garden and Sheraton Pentagon City are within a (long) stone's throw of Fort Meyer.

As to cost: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=59233&p=496847&#p496847 ...
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Re: Information about Army Tuba Conference

Postby bloke » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:31 pm

pgym wrote:Hilton Garden and Sheraton Pentagon City are within a (long) stone's throw of Fort Meyer.

As to cost: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=59233&p=496847&#p496847" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank ...


...to avoid reviewing boring and out-of-date bloke-blather.

pgym wrote:[Start checking Priceline "Name Your Own Price" about 10 days before the conference. I've gotten rooms in the Hilton Garden and the Sheraton Pentagon City for < $40/night (single occupancy), and the most I've paid was $53 and change/night. Usually spend more on food (beer counts as food, doesn't it? :mrgreen: ) than lodging.

bigbob wrote:Well it's official!! I'm there for thur.through sun I went to price line as you suggested I got a room at the Hyatt Arlington...for 49 dollars a night!!Now I will have a little more money to spend at the conferance..I'm very excited to meet you all and also have my beautiful horn checked out..........................................................BBPS. I think Beer counts as food <S> :lol:
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Postby Lee Stofer » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:35 am

The Raddison on Jefferson Davis Hwy/ US 1 is within a 10-12 minute drive, and has some good restaurants within walking distance. Plus, they have a handy place where I can park a tall van.
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Re: Information about Army Tuba Conference

Postby timothy42b » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:48 am

scottw wrote:Anyone who has been here before: Where is the best place to stay, considering ease of getting there, cost, etc.? :D
There seems to be a hotel on base but it may just be for military temporary housing?
Thanks!


There is a hotel on post but it requires military ID, and it tends to fill up. I've stayed there and it was an excellent choice but pricey (the cost is tied to what government per diem rates will pay in the area.) I don't remember offhand but I would guess it's in the $190 per night range, which is equivalent to what local hotels will quote you. But as noted you can get much cheaper deals.

Be aware that there is extra security on the gates. They will check your background so allow extra time. If you have bad stuff on your record you are probably not getting in.
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Postby Tubaryan12 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:13 pm

To those that have used Priceline: What is the furthest away from the base you have been placed?
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Re: Information about Army Tuba Conference

Postby pgym » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:25 pm

Farthest I've ever been placed is Sheraton Pentagon City.

Haven't had to use Priceline since my bro & sil moved to McLean, VA, but back when I did you could bid on a particular hotel or hotels.
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Re: Information about Army Tuba Conference

Postby MaryAnn » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:10 pm

I looked at the conference's web site, and I saw only performances and group warmups and such. I didn't see anything about vendors. Are there vendors at this conference? Maybe next year I can schedule my Virginia vacation along with this conference. This year it's in March, already scheduled.
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Re: Information about Army Tuba Conference

Postby thevillagetuba » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:01 pm

MaryAnn wrote:Are there vendors at this conference?


There are vendors at this conference, yes. Quite a few, actually. This is a great place to buy horns and equipment as you don't pay taxes on base.
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Re: Information about Army Tuba Conference

Postby Three Valves » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:49 am

Anyone know the vendor schedule and hours for the elephant room??
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Re: Information about Army Tuba Conference

Postby David Richoux » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:43 pm

You may want to bring your passport - some state driver's licenses are no longer accepted as proof of citizenship as of this year, a requirement for getting on the base.

More here: https://www.dhs.gov/secure-drivers-licenses
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Re: Information about Army Tuba Conference

Postby Leland » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:18 pm

Three Valves wrote:Anyone know the vendor schedule and hours for the elephant room??

Asked in the other thread -- the exhibits open at noon Friday. They normally stop selling just in time for the evening concerts Friday and Saturday nights (they start packing up around 1700 Saturday).
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Re: Information about Army Tuba Conference

Postby Jeff Keller » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:24 pm

Looking forward to seeing all of you that are traveling to the Workshop this year. Please, Please, Please allow for extra time to get on base.

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Re: Information about Army Tuba Conference

Postby brattom » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:38 pm

Looks like there are a couple of threads going on about this weekend's workshop. I'll try to check on those every day.

As far as vendors, the short explanation is that the vendor space is provided by FMWR http://www.jbmhhmwr.com/. Due to ethics guidelines we can't endorse any particular company, brand, etc. As such, we won't post any specific information about vendors on our web site. This site is probably one of the better sources to get that information.

Also, the access control really is more extensive this year. We don't control it, and your experience may vary day-to-day or person by person. If you are a foreign national, even with a "green card", make sure to bring your passport.

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Re: Information about Army Tuba Conference

Postby Kory101 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:23 pm

I'm at the conference but don't have a car. How is it getting through the gates with Uber or Taxi?
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