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#1 Rothermeltrumpet

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 08:30 AM

Hello all!

This is my first year teaching, well actually my first month. I have been able to fix a lot of organizational issues in my band, but I have a low brass problem. I was left with one sub-par tuba player, a plastic sousaphone that has a broken mouthpiece receiver, and a concert tuba that is beyond repair. What are your ideas? How can I help my student become a better tuba player when it is difficult to take the horn home? What can I do to get some more tubas? Should I get my sousaphone repaired? This county is very poor so I understand why the old band director never was able to purchase any.


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One poor tuba player, one playable but broken sousaphone, and 1 beyond repair concert tuba. What can I do?

Thanks!!!!

#2 rich

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 11:21 AM

have you tried lease/purchase? It spreads the payments out over several years. Otherwise talk to your local repair person about cost of repair or to other directors about their used instruments they may not want.

#3 dswoboda

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:54 AM

Hi. Have you checked out organizations such as http://charitymusic.org/ or the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation? http://www.mhopus.org/ Or, http://www.meyermusi...band-of-angels/ or http://albanymusicia...-an-instrument/

These are excellent and worthy organizations that help programs in need. Definitely worth checking out! Every band needs at least 1 tuba and 1 tuba player!





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