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    Euphonium-Tuba Festival

    I've seen several posts in the forum that are highly recommending the Euphonium-Tuba Festival organized by Adam Frey and held in Atlanta. What type of players is it geared to?

    As I have noted in recent posts, I am just getting back into playing euphonium after a 54 year hiatus, so I am currently playing at a rather low level. I have started taking lessons from a trombone/euphonium professor at a local university. I am retired, so I am not in a high income bracket, but I could probably handle the cost of the festival if I become convinced that the benefit might be high enough to be worth it to me.

    Any thoughts/perspectives on the festival for someone in my situation?

    Thanks.

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    I went 5 times as a senior adult amateur. I would advise you to sign up and GO! You'll return home exhausted, but a much better player.
    David Bjornstad

    1923 Conn New Wonder 86I, Bach 6 1/2 AL
    2018 Wessex EP100 Dolce, Denis Wick 4ABL
    2013 Jinbao JBEP-1111L, Denis Wick 4AM
    2015 Jinbao JBBR-1240, Denis Wick clone mouthpiece of unknown designation
    Cullman (AL) Community Band (Euph Section Leader)
    Brass Band of Huntsville (2nd Bari)

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    As David said, it is very comfortable for players of all ages and skill levels. I think you would be glad to be there if you so choose.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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    Thanks for the comments. If I decide to go, what is the best way to transport my euphonium half way across the country? (More than half way actually.)

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    I'll leave that for others to answer; others who fly frequently with their horns can tell you better than I can. I'm less than 200 miles away; I always drive.
    David Bjornstad

    1923 Conn New Wonder 86I, Bach 6 1/2 AL
    2018 Wessex EP100 Dolce, Denis Wick 4ABL
    2013 Jinbao JBEP-1111L, Denis Wick 4AM
    2015 Jinbao JBBR-1240, Denis Wick clone mouthpiece of unknown designation
    Cullman (AL) Community Band (Euph Section Leader)
    Brass Band of Huntsville (2nd Bari)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveBj View Post
    I'll leave that for others to answer; others who fly frequently with their horns can tell you better than I can. I'm less than 200 miles away; I always drive.
    We drive, refusing to submit to the insults of the TSA.

    DDG
    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard
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    1917 Conn C/D/Eb mellophone original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original

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    I would drive if I could, but it would not be practical for me to drive ~1900 miles to Atlanta. Are there any other thoughts?

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    I have managed to avoid flying with my horn for several years, but no doubt I'll need to at some point. I have a Bonna case I could check, and I have a Cronkhite gig bag I could try to carry on. Deciding will be a matter of determining the aircraft I'll likely get.

    So far, it sound like TSA had been able to damage almost any horn in any case. I would suggest you look through this thread for starters:

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/forumdi...-and-Your-Horn
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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    I would take the train, sail or walk before putting my horn on any airplane. But that is just me, and I am particularly odd.
    John Morgan
    The U.S. Army Band (Pershing's Own) 1971-1976
    Adams E3 Custom Series Euphonium, Wessex EP-100 Dolce Euphonium, 1956 B&H Imperial Euphonium
    Adams TB1 Tenor Trombone, Yamaha YBL-822G Bass Trombone
    Wessex TE-360 Bombino Eb Tuba
    Rapid City New Horizons & Municipal Bands (Euphonium)
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Morgan View Post
    . . . and I am particularly odd.
    I would have used the word "smart".
    David Bjornstad

    1923 Conn New Wonder 86I, Bach 6 1/2 AL
    2018 Wessex EP100 Dolce, Denis Wick 4ABL
    2013 Jinbao JBEP-1111L, Denis Wick 4AM
    2015 Jinbao JBBR-1240, Denis Wick clone mouthpiece of unknown designation
    Cullman (AL) Community Band (Euph Section Leader)
    Brass Band of Huntsville (2nd Bari)

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