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  1. Uniforms of "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band

    An interesting video uploaded a couple of days ago about the history of the uniform worn by "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band.
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  2. Very nice! That sounds a lot better than the...

    Very nice! That sounds a lot better than the cassette copy Fred gave me long ago. Back then I asked him why he took it up an octave later in that piece. He said, “Because I could”. Tone, style and...
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    "Auld Lang Syne" (Which instrument is the best...

    "Auld Lang Syne" (Which instrument is the best for solo? Euphonium, Trombone or Cornet)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDDpcAQW_uU&feature=push-sd&attr_tag=mPNQPRxXEynV5Ov3%3A6
    Three brass players...
  4. Thread: Physics question

    by RickF
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    Not sure this is the physics you’re looking for...

    Not sure this is the physics you’re looking for but Sara Willis (hornist) has a video of her during an MRI while playing a natural horn. Linked below is what happens to her oral cavity when slurring...
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    The 621 is a non-compensating horn but is a good...

    The 621 is a non-compensating horn but is a good horn. Similar I think to the Yamaha 321, BUT, with the 4th valve on the side.

    See Snorlax post about this model here:...
  6. Thread: Flying with horn

    by RickF
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    If you happen to have a ‘Best Brass‘ practice...

    If you happen to have a ‘Best Brass‘ practice mute, that could also work in protecting the bell in its case against movement. See the second image in Dave Werden’s post awhile back shared below:
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    Hi Johnny, Since you’re used to playing with a...

    Hi Johnny,
    Since you’re used to playing with a 48 mpc I might suggest a Wick-5 or Schilke 51D. Both of those are available in small or tenor shank.
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    Brass Only Big Band - Epic Swing Jingle Bells...

    Brass Only Big Band - Epic Swing Jingle Bells
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vLveSHJIr4&feature=push-sd&attr_tag=hGdf5ua4U8TMUFhr%3A6
    Nice swing version of Jingle Bells. Matonizz et al do a great...
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    "Tuba Christmas" - Washington Metropolitan Phil....

    "Tuba Christmas" - Washington Metropolitan Phil.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo0W8l_cufk
    One of the best sounding Tuba Christmas ensembles I've heard. But if you read the credits, you'll...
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    "Salvation is Created" (arr. Drew Fennell) -...

    "Salvation is Created" (arr. Drew Fennell) - Tuba(2) and euphonium(4) - Matonizz. Both play with the River City Brass low brass.
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    "Season of Hope" USAF Band

    The USAF Band has been able to play concerts while practicing social distancing using special dividers. They seem to be doing it pretty well too. No live audience of course. Every musician is mic'd...
  12. Man, what a great resource! Thanks.

    Man, what a great resource! Thanks.
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    See Dave Werden's helpful video tip on reseating...

    See Dave Werden's helpful video tip on reseating a noisy valve spring:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlVYigd52-o
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    If you want info on how to best pack a horn to...

    If you want info on how to best pack a horn to ship, Norm Pearson has 10 yr old thread on TubeNet that’s still there. He shares some great pictures too. Be sure to scroll past the ads for more...
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    "Somewhere in my Memory" - Home Alone - (John...

    "Somewhere in my Memory" - Home Alone - (John Williams, arr. Robert Engelberth) (Dec 6, 2020)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPVhBJKq8B4&feature=youtu.be
    TDR Big Band in Germany. Reeds: Tim...
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    Hey Josh. I like to use Hagerty’s silver polish...

    Hey Josh. I like to use Hagerty’s silver polish myself. The spray on works best for me along with old clean T shirts. For getting into tight spots I cut a T shirt in strips then feed it thru tight...
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    Oh yeah, Kevin Powers is an accomplished repair...

    Oh yeah, Kevin Powers is an accomplished repair tech. He built a modern day double-bell euphonium from a Willson 2975. Believed it was commissioned by Dr. Ed Mallett.
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    Don't know the price but here's one for sale just...

    Don't know the price but here's one for sale just last month by DutchEupho:

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthread.php/24192-FS-Warburton-Demondrae-(silver)#.X8pewLNOkcg
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    I don’t visit TubeNet too often anymore but...

    I don’t visit TubeNet too often anymore but happen to see a used Yamaha 642 (lacquer) for $2400. From the one picture he shared it looks to be in excellent condition. I do not know the seller but...
  20. Thread: Valve oil

    by RickF
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    I remember reading (on another network) where...

    I remember reading (on another network) where Matt at Dillon Music said, “Use Blue Juice, you’ll thank me later”. When I take my horn in for its yearly service my tech always says that it’s pretty...
  21. Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing.
  22. Thread: Valve oil

    by RickF
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    I haven't experienced any gunk issues with using...

    I haven't experienced any gunk issues with using Blue Juice and Hetman slide grease.

    Me neither! I’ve been using those two together for about 3 years with no issues.
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    Nice Jake! Looked like fun—if not hard on one’s...

    Nice Jake! Looked like fun—if not hard on one’s back and arms.
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    Yes, Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    Yes, Happy Thanksgiving to all!
  25. Thread: Valve oil

    by RickF
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    I’m still using Blue Juice and will stick with...

    I’m still using Blue Juice and will stick with it. No complaints and it helps keep my valves cleaner.
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