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  1. Ann, it’s a good idea to have your horn...

    Ann, it’s a good idea to have your horn professionally cleaned every so often. I take my horn to the shop every other year to have it ultrasonically cleaned and valve alignment checked. The felts,...
  2. That's a great looking horn Sean! Good luck with...

    That's a great looking horn Sean! Good luck with the sale.
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    Festival Fanfare for Christmas - Wasson

    This is a fairly new arrangement for concert band by John Wasson (2014). We started rehearsing this last week for our upcoming holiday concerts. The recording (linked below) is by the Dallas Winds...
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    Just got my copy of this CD and started...

    Just got my copy of this CD and started listening. So far it sounds great (love David's playing of the cadenza in mv 1 of the RVW).

    You can now purchase / download the mp3 files from the link...
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    I was going to suggest that too. My grandson...

    I was going to suggest that too. My grandson played a Yamaha 321 in H.S. and had my Yamaha 641 at home to practice. I suggested he use his left index finger playing the 321 so hed be familiar and...
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    Welcome to the forum... or to posting and not...

    Welcome to the forum... or to posting and not just lurking.

    It’s just my opinion but I’d say stick with the Willson 2704.
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    The video was made to mainly feature the two...

    The video was made to mainly feature the two euphs (Algirdas Matonis and Ross Cohen) playing the shown notes. The River City Brass Band is known for using French horns instead of tenor horns. Not...
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    Oh my... well the clarinet jazz licks were quite...

    Oh my... well the clarinet jazz licks were quite good anyway.
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    After posting this I wondered if the clef was...

    After posting this I wondered if the clef was really changing or... maybe Mr. Matonis just added the BC version so those viewers/euphers who only read BC could read along better. Tough arr. for...
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    Okay, I finally saw the picture. At first there...

    Okay, I finally saw the picture. At first there was no picture until I reloaded the page. I took a screen shot and inserted below:

    https://i.imgur.com/AJgPfVE.png
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    River City Brass video

    I stumbled on this recently uploaded video of River City Brass Band. Pretty interesting where Algirdas Matonis includes the notes they're playing (Matonis and Ross Cohen) as they're playing. Even...
  12. Wow, someone got a great horn for a great price!...

    Wow, someone got a great horn for a great price!

    marked sold.
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    My mpc placement is not centered but a little to...

    My mpc placement is not centered but a little to my right. It’s due to my teeth structure. When checked in the mirror with a visualizer (just the mpc rim) to the right of center is where my lips...
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    Thanks Jake. Just ordered mine.

    Thanks Jake. Just ordered mine.
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    We had our concert last night that included...

    We had our concert last night that included Pineapple Poll. The euph section figured out how to sound good in the opening section of Pineapple Poll... have another eupher join the band who has his...
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    I just use one LeFreque plate across the mpc to...

    I just use one LeFreque plate across the mpc to receiver to add some mass and help solidify that connection. My wife says she can here a bit more volume with the plate attached. I suspect those with...
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    Looks really nice Will. There are some folks who...

    Looks really nice Will. There are some folks who swear by the advantages of keeping a Euro shank. I know some of the Willson 2900 folks feel that way. Dr. Brian Bowman, Carlyle Weber to mention two....
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    David, that's correct. The Eb they're talking...

    David, that's correct. The Eb they're talking about is your TC 'F'. The 6th partials are notoriously sharp. Those notes being concert Eb, E and F or TC F, F# and G. Some folks find using 1-3 for...
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    I know that Mouthpiece Express sells custom...

    I know that Mouthpiece Express sells custom finger buttons BUT not sure they have them for Willson. See this link which mentions Bach, Yamaha and more:...
  20. I remember that march. My wife is a big fan of...

    I remember that march. My wife is a big fan of Harry Potter. If I remember right there were some strange looking instruments in the band. Brass with two and three bells.

    There's a very talented...
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    Wow, that would be a game changer for me. Not...

    Wow, that would be a game changer for me. Not only for cleaning, but for me it offers me a quick access to oil the first valve during rehearsal or concert. With the horn laying on my lap (bell...
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    Jim told me in an IM that it fit just fine. For a...

    Jim told me in an IM that it fit just fine. For a picture see the 2nd post above (tap on image to see it larger).
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    Welcome to the forum. I myself have never...

    Welcome to the forum.

    I myself have never heard of Tom & Will cases. When I searched I found a Review of the Top 9 euphonium cases/gig bags and Tom and Will was dead last. They review Protec as...
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    Interesting project Will. Nice pics. Good luck...

    Interesting project Will. Nice pics. Good luck and hope it works out.

    Why would Besson solder a valve stem to the valve?!
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    Hi Magne, Welcome to the forum. It seems that...

    Hi Magne,

    Welcome to the forum. It seems that Willson has lost their records of serial numbers and what year they were manufactured. See this link:...
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