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  1. First ITEC 2019

    Me and a friend of mine are planning to attend ITEC this year in Iowa.
    Obviously the Adams booth is on our list as well as Miraphone and Willson.
    We have limited time so just curious if there's any suggestions as to how to streamline our experience...

    JJ

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    The best time to visit Miraphone would be when one of the more popular tuba artists is doing a recital. That will get a lot of tuba players out of your hair so you can hear the euphonium.

    For Adams and Willson that same tactic might mean you giving up a chance to hear a euphonium artist you'd like to hear. But it is one option.

    In general, another good time might be when a mass ensemble is rehearsing (those times will be in the booklet).

    Sometimes you can have good luck showing up as soon as the exhibits open in the morning.

    For most of your testing you need a large shank mouthpiece. But if you want to test the Willson 2900 you'd need a medium shank.

    I suggest you look at this article as well, to develop an efficient strategy for testing. Pay attention to the "Variety..." section. Choose music to play that you know well enough to play consistently, and music that shows you a lot quickly. You want to find the horn that helps you sound the way you want, and that gets you there without undue effort.

    (Adding this link after forgetting to the first time around):
    http://www.dwerden.com/eu-articles-choosing.cfm
    Last edited by davewerden; 03-09-2019 at 04:24 PM.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
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    Hello David and all, I be the friend that Jerry is referring to. Please stop us to say Hi! ... I am easy to spot... Silver hair, dark-cool shades, wielding a 5'4" long white cane with my left hand, and tethered to Jerry's left elbow with my right. Jerry will be the one who appears to know where he is walking, I instead... Not so much *Grins!*

    Very excited to attend a low brass conference for the first time, and mayhaps play test euphos and tubas from Adams, Miraphone, Wessex, and others... and make new friends in the process.

    BTW David, my screen reader software did not detect a link to the article you mentioned in your post... Would you mind posting the actual raw URL?

    Saluti, Guido
    Euph - Wessex EP104 Festivo - SM4U
    Flugel - Kanstul 1525
    Trpt - Adams A4 LB
    Bb Cornet -Carolbrass CCR-7772R-GSS
    Eb Cornet - Carolbrass CCR-7775-GSS

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    Sometimes I leave out links! (And even more often I forget attachments for email.)

    Sorry about that. Here is the link:

    http://www.dwerden.com/eu-articles-choosing.cfm
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
    Twitter: davewerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    YouTube: dwerden
    Owner of TubaEuph.com, DWerden.com

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    Thank you David for the link and the excellent article... Very much appreciated!

    Guido
    Euph - Wessex EP104 Festivo - SM4U
    Flugel - Kanstul 1525
    Trpt - Adams A4 LB
    Bb Cornet -Carolbrass CCR-7772R-GSS
    Eb Cornet - Carolbrass CCR-7775-GSS

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    So which is the most FUN; IET or ITEC? I could afford only one.

    Dennis
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    Quote Originally Posted by highpitch View Post
    So which is the most FUN; IET or ITEC? I could afford only one.

    Dennis
    Good question, Dennis. I have only been to ITEC and am going to ITEC this year (late May / early June). ITEC appears "bigger". But really don't know.
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    I think IET is more personalized, but not as large. They sure have a good choice of artists, though.

    ITEC is more jam packed with recitals and presentations, and they are the best place to shop for horns, mouthpieces, etc.

    BTW, I'll be doing a recital/presentation on the euphonium family (program attached) at ITEC.
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    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
    Twitter: davewerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    YouTube: dwerden
    Owner of TubaEuph.com, DWerden.com

  9. Will any of the recitals or presentations be recorded or live-streamed, for those of us who can't attend?
    Wessex Dolce

    "Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things -- trees and grass and sun and moon and stars and Aslan himself. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones." - Puddleglum in "The Silver Chair"

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    Quote Originally Posted by lzajmom View Post
    Will any of the recitals or presentations be recorded or live-streamed, for those of us who can't attend?
    I'm not sure, but my guess is "no." If I find out more I'll let you know, but I'm having trouble getting responses from the conference coordinators right now (I'm trying to move my recital to a better room).

    For past conferences, I don't recall seeing an online link.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
    Twitter: davewerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    YouTube: dwerden
    Owner of TubaEuph.com, DWerden.com

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