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    Thanks Dave! I think I need to update my...

    Thanks Dave! I think I need to update my Audacity app. Don't see that in my version.

    Thanks to you too Barry.
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    Is tuning in Austria: A=443?

    I host listening files for our band so members are able to practice at home or play along. Our band is rehearsing "An der schönen blauen Donau" (The Beautiful Blue Danube) by Johnann Strauss II. ...
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    These Lights, Which Shine: A 9/11 Anniversary Tribute

    These Lights, Which Shine: A 9/11 Anniversary Tribute
    United States Marine Chamber Orchestra, U.S. Army Chorus, U.S. Army Field Band Soldiers' Chorus, U.S. Navy Sea Chanters -- (uploaded 9/10/2021)...
  4. What superb playing Dave! Sweet sound and...

    What superb playing Dave! Sweet sound and technically perfect to my ears. Yes, there’s something about that classic Besson sound that we don’t hear as much any more.
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    We had band rehearsal again last night. It’s not...

    We had band rehearsal again last night. It’s not that hard to pull down my mask to play - pull it up again when resting. If I need two hands to pull it up just laying the horn on my lap works fine...
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    Well, we're supposed to pull it down to play and...

    Well, we're supposed to pull it down to play and pull it back up when we have extended rests. We just had our first rehearsal last Monday night. Evidently all of us weren't doing a great job because...
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    Our band is requiring us to mask up when we’re...

    Our band is requiring us to mask up when we’re not playing rather than use a mask with an opening. Besides getting the mpc in the opening it would be difficult to catch a breath when playing I fear.
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    Gregson's Tuba Concerto

    The “President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band held a concert yesterday where Landres Bryant played Gregson’s Tuba Concerto (Allegro mvt). Landres is from my home town here in West Palm Beach, FL. Landres...
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    Oh wow! Just gorgeous! Congrats!

    Oh wow! Just gorgeous! Congrats!
  10. Thread: Stand light

    by RickF
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    I’ve been using the “Mighty Bright Orchestra...

    I’ve been using the “Mighty Bright Orchestra Light” for years. It has 9 LED lights with 2 brightness settings. It’s powered by 3 AA batteries or by using an AC adapter. I use rechargeable batteries...
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    Our band starts back rehearsing again next Monday...

    Our band starts back rehearsing again next Monday night. They made it mandatory that all members must be vaccinated — glad they did that. I actually just got a third shot yesterday as I have an...
  12. Congrats Ted on your new horn, it looks great!

    Congrats Ted on your new horn, it looks great!
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    My Miraphone 5050S Ambassador is holding up very...

    My Miraphone 5050S Ambassador is holding up very well. No problems at all after seven or eight years.
  14. Thread: Stuffy Festivo

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    Glad to hear you figured out the problem and that...

    Glad to hear you figured out the problem and that Wessex paid to get it sorted. Great news!
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    What a great review Dave! Really excellent! It...

    What a great review Dave! Really excellent! It compares fairly well against your Adams — which is probably three times as expensive. The presence in sound or projection is better with the Adams...
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    Gorgeous looking horn!

    Gorgeous looking horn!
  17. Wow, that horn looks in exceptionally good shape!...

    Wow, that horn looks in exceptionally good shape! Could be a good candidate for someone not comfortable with the 'vertical valve' setup.
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    Thanks Doug for that excellent and very thorough...

    Thanks Doug for that excellent and very thorough review! The ‘Sinfonico’ sounds really good!

    Having played a 641 for twelve years, I can agree with you about the sixth partials being very sharp. ...
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    I hear you Dennis. We lost two members of the...

    I hear you Dennis. We lost two members of the band to COVID about two months after the band shutdown March 2020. Plus a spouse of another band member did not survive. One member was helping her...
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    We haven’t played outdoor concerts in over 20...

    We haven’t played outdoor concerts in over 20 years. We mostly have two venues at two colleges nearby (10 to 12 concerts per season - Oct thru May). Another concern is we need to fill half the seats...
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    I feel your pain Mike. Our band shut down March...

    I feel your pain Mike. Our band shut down March 2020. Started up briefly late April 2021 with bell covers and drop cloths required. This was just for rehearsals with no plans to play concerts then....
  22. What a great write-up Vito! A lot of good...

    What a great write-up Vito! A lot of good information there. Your playing is top notch too. Enjoyed it very much.
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    Montreal Citadel-Salvation Army - low brass

    Montreal Citadel (Salvation Army Brass Band Music) - Militarmusik-Military Music-Low Brass version:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvgTT4sZRDA

    Montreal Citadel, composed in 1934 has proved...
  24. Hi and welcome to the forum! Yes! LSCO Guards...

    Hi and welcome to the forum!

    Yes! LSCO Guards (Leather Specialties) has a custom made set of four guards that I helped design. This company was started by Larry Black, trumpet player and teacher...
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    All great points Jim. I think many of us can...

    All great points Jim. I think many of us can benefit from players’ reviews.
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