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    Maybe someday we will meet up. There are still...

    Maybe someday we will meet up. There are still several folks from my neck of the woods in the Black Hills of South Dakota who go to the adult camp most every year, and they are always hounding Linda...
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    Sure!

    Sure!
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    The date on the record is October 1970. Harold...

    The date on the record is October 1970. Harold recorded the solos over a period of six years during the weekly performances of the camp bands. Harold Brasch was a regular staff member at the...
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    Ditto and +1 and I agree, Jim (Williams),...

    Ditto and +1 and I agree, Jim (Williams), especially with factoid 3.14i59!

    Jimmy: You say you are buying a baritone because the Yamaha 621 is more horn than you need. Why not a Wessex Euphonium...
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    Wish granted, Dave!! Although the score is a...

    Wish granted, Dave!! Although the score is a condensed score, without the piccolo part. So I copied the pertinent page of the euphonium solo and the piccolo part so you could examine them. If you...
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    No, but I've got a crooked uncle. IRS is after...

    No, but I've got a crooked uncle. IRS is after him. As for the crooked finger, another suggestion could be to wear something similar to a surgical glove (very thin and rubbery texture). That...
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    Funny you mention the piccolo part on this solo. ...

    Funny you mention the piccolo part on this solo. I have this exact solo (obtained from Harold and the Navy Band) (I also have the LP that you have) and accompaniment, and this is the solo that I...
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    rgorscak: Go here: ...

    rgorscak: Go here: http://www.dwerden.com/Audition/ and look for Pineapple Poll. There is some very good advice and tips on playing that piece. I would highly recommend you using the Besson for...
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    Absolutely! I am 73 also, and I can play high...

    Absolutely! I am 73 also, and I can play high notes. Usually pretty dependably up to a concert F above high Bb. Sometimes even higher, but those notes get a little sketchy. And if I have worn...
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    That's a nice current and old stable, Doug. Both...

    That's a nice current and old stable, Doug. Both the horns and the vehicles. My euphonium fits nicely in the Mustang, also, but in the trunk. The back seat is not a back seat, but a structural...
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    Well, now I have to share some pictures of a car...

    Well, now I have to share some pictures of a car (maybe not an old classic, but surely a real icon) that we just procured around Thanksgiving. Saw it at the Ford store in Sturgis, SD and it was...
  12. Indeed, Magikarp!! When I first heard the Childs...

    Indeed, Magikarp!! When I first heard the Childs Brothers live around 1990, I thought they had the most beautiful sound I had ever heard from a euphonium. One of the pieces they played on their...
  13. I agree, good condition and great starting bid. ...

    I agree, good condition and great starting bid. I know who is selling this also. It is an outfit in Aberdeen, SD, my state. I used them to buy my Miraphone M5050 (they are a huge Miraphone dealer)...
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    I took a look at that horn. The seller says...

    I took a look at that horn. The seller says among other things: "...but overall it is in really nice shape..." Really??!! That horn is a beater, and Dave was charitable in saying that "it looked...
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    Thanks, Barry. I sent a message to JC and got a...

    Thanks, Barry. I sent a message to JC and got a reply back. I did not realize that the mouthpieces (at least the ones he makes) don't really have a taper on them, and that you have to wrap the...
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    Barry, Have you tried one of these or heard...

    Barry,

    Have you tried one of these or heard one played on a euphonium or trombone? I am curious.

    John
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    That's real nice, Don. I enjoyed it much!

    That's real nice, Don. I enjoyed it much!
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    Ouch!! That had to hurt, both emotionally and...

    Ouch!! That had to hurt, both emotionally and financially. I play in a symphony where the back stage is always very dark after the concert when you go to put your horn up, also during the concert. ...
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    Ditto to that advice about ignoring the packing...

    Ditto to that advice about ignoring the packing together of musicians. I HATE that. Not only because my instrument is in peril, but I absolutely hate being crammed next to people in a rehearsal. I...
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    I remember your unfortunate incident, Dave, and...

    I remember your unfortunate incident, Dave, and in fact, your experience with Lee Stofer led me to him as well to fix my little pin prick of a dent (and one side of the hand grip came unsoldered, so...
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    Ditto what Doug said. If you are currently...

    Ditto what Doug said. If you are currently playing in this brass band, what kind of horn are you playing now? What is the other euphonium(s) playing on? Is he/she experienced? Have you talked...
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    I listened to the piece from the movie 1917 that...

    I listened to the piece from the movie 1917 that you listed above, Micah. It is beautiful. I saw the movie and thought the music was really spectacular. To me, the euphonium, being a beautiful...
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    So sorry to hear that, Micah. A dent in a...

    So sorry to hear that, Micah. A dent in a beautiful horn is indeed a tragic circumstance. However, I must be unusual. My wife tells me I am really unusual all the time. I don't get dents and...
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    I have really become a fan of the Herco...

    I have really become a fan of the Herco Spitballs. I thought Linda was too, that is, until I forced her to watch a couple episodes of blowing the spitballs through my horn, and the resulting yuk...
  25. Yeah, a shocker for me too!! What are you...

    Yeah, a shocker for me too!! What are you getting to replace it, a Mustang, Camaro or snowblower? You go through horns about as fast as I do.
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