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"Gee, Mark. Everyone on Tubenut knows that no one can play Alexanders in tune, especially when there are BBb's and CC's in the same section."

Sorry Randy, I forgot. We will have to start playing the Alexanders out of tune.

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hbcrandy wrote:Gee, Mark. Everyone on Tubenut knows that no one can play Alexanders in tune, especially when there are BBb's and CC's in the same section.
I love it! :twisted:

On a different note, has anyone else noticed how whenever this thread is resurrected, we seem to get a LOT more pics?

We need to resurrect it more often.
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Heavy_Metal wrote:
hbcrandy wrote:Gee, Mark. Everyone on Tubenut knows that no one can play Alexanders in tune, especially when there are BBb's and CC's in the same section.
I love it! :twisted:
In tune? That must mean that the Alex's are in tune with each other. The rest of the band... meh! :lol:
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I don't have anything recent, but here goes:

Here's me with a few tuba players from Swarovski Musik Wattens, taken in Wattens, Austria, June 2005.
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This blurry photo is me (far right), Neal Sipe, the late Steve Harsch, and someone else I don't remember. December 2006.
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After playing this morning's Easter service, Havenwood Presbyterian Church, Timonium, MD:
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From left- Josh Bock, Zora-Maya Keith, me w/Alexander, Bob Hudson, Chris King, Bill Stephens
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Low brass section of the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra. Dimce Belcovski as principal, Branko Ilievski as second, Victor Ilieski bass trombone and Aleksandar Ninikj on tuba. This one is from the concert at the Lisinski Hall in Zagreb,Croatia this October.
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A bit of low brass rarely seen out in the wild. Jared Lantzy with the contrabass trombone for the Bartok gliss and I've got an H. N. White Rotary CC.
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Bel Air Community Band Tuba Section, from the Fourth of July parade. The band sets up on a flatbed trailer which is pulled along the parade route. It's wide open, with no acoustical shell.
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From left: Cheryl Wald- 4-rotor BBb, unknown make (but it does say "Made in Germany"), me with Conn 20J, Jim Laisure ("big1096") with Alexander 163 CC. Cheryl took the pic as an extended selfie.

And yes, we all played in tune!
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Great Photo Cheryl,
Frank is correct. Our section always plays well in tune (and matches attacks, decays, dynamics, etc...) regardless of the tubas that we are using and the keys that the tubas are in. We take music seriously and playing as a section seriously. We say that we will either succeed together or fail together, but whatever happens it will be as a section! Frank always does an excellent job as acting principal and Jim is always ready to do the job if necessary.

great job :D :tuba: ,
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Maryland All-State Community Band 2015 Tuba Section:
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From left: me (Alexander BBb), Patrick FitzGerald, principal (Meinl-Weston Thor CC), David Johns (Jupiter 1284 CC)

And yes, all these tubas played in tune. The concert was excellent!

Photo credit: The Lovely Naoko
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Liberty Classic Community Band Festival 2015 Tuba Section (Williamsport, PA):
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From left: Jim Caneen, principal (Miraphone 186 BBb), Charlie Holmes (Alexander 163 BBb), Ron Berry (Meinl-Weston 1245 CC), Mark Kerestes (King BBb, believe it's a 1241), Frederick Young (custom built 6-rotor EE), Jim Ellison (Miraphone BBb, no model# but we're pretty sure it's a 186) and me with the Alexander.

This was one of the best concerts I've ever played. Colonel Gabriel is an amazing conductor!
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~1904 York 3-piston BBb Helicon
Old Alexander Compensating F, getting valve job
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I finally managed to remember to snap a photo of our community orchestra low brass guys:

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Back on May 17, 2015, Chattanooga's Jericho Brass Band and Rome, GA's Roman Festival Brass played a joint concert at Ringgold High School in Ringgold, Georgia. The school has a remarkable auditorium, the Robin L. Christian Arts center, named for the gentleman who has been the band director there for the last 30 years. He bands are consistently superb. Ringgold's schools were badly damaged in the April 2011 tornado outbreak and had to be extensively rebuilt. The community named its gorgeous new high school auditorium after him.

The Roman Festival Brass has a fairly standard 28-30 in the group and four tubas. Jericho is a bit larger than average for a brass band and has 7 basses. One member played Eb in both groups, so the combined group had 10, 5 Eb's and 5 Bb's. Jericho is in blue jackets, and the RFB is in burgundy shirts. This was the first time I'd ever been in anything other than TubaChristmas with 10 basses, and it was a blast.


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Mullingar Town Band I am in the middle with my Conn 26K
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Thread Resurrection

Tubas (and one of the Euphoniums) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Wind Ensemble from February

L-R Kevin Madden, Aaron Beaver, Tyler Schulze, (Not Pictured) J.T. McClaughlin

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Lookin' good there Kevin. I see you got the replacement upright bell for your York Master. What's the other tuba player got for his horn?
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Tubajug wrote:Lookin' good there Kevin. I see you got the replacement upright bell for your York Master. What's the other tuba player got for his horn?
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Oh and one more, why not?

Me (R) and Craig Fuller (L) after a run of John Adams Harmonielehre with the Omaha Symphony

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Tell Craig to say "Hi" to Susanna for me.
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KevinMadden wrote:Me and Craig Fuller
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But who is who?
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