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    Quote Originally Posted by anadmai View Post
    [snip]-What’s the difference between a baritone player and a euphonium player? The baritone player doesn’t complain about being called a euphonium.[snip]
    I took the liberty of posting this to my Facebook page (with full attribution to Des and to this forum). I pointed it out to Walter Barrett, who is first chair euphonium in the Westchester Band (that's Westchester County, NY for Des and all others who live near West Chester, PA). The conductor has frequently credited Wally's solos by saying "and Walter Barrett on baritone." Wally once made a sign that he used to hold up after such announcements: "It's a euphonium, not a baritone."

    Wally actually bought a baritone a few years ago (I think it is a Jin Bao model) that he used for his solo in Lincolnshire Posy.
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    The 2nd Baritone should be the one who hands the euphonium player the sign.
    Des


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    Junior - Euphonium - 1906 - Henry Distin Mfg.
    Hastings - Trombone - 1952 - Boosey and Hawkes
    Bramwell - Euphonium - 1988 - Besson/Boosey and Hawkes (BE967)
    Donna - Baritone - 2012 - Dillon Music
    Margaret - Baritone - 2015 - Sterling1050HGS


    New York Staff Band :1991-1994
    Philadelphia Freedom Band - 2022-
    Lancaster British Brass Band (all hail the 2nd baritone) - 2022-
    Penn View Brass Band (you got it!! 2nd Baritone) 2022-

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    Quote Originally Posted by anadmai View Post
    The 2nd Baritone should be the one who hands the euphonium player the sign.
    Good point, but we play in a symphonic wind band, so we're all euphoniums. And since it's an amateur group (section leaders are all pros), there are no two euphoniums of the same make or model.
    Dean L. Surkin
    Mack Brass MACK-EU1150S, BB1 (DE 101XTG9 mouthpiece in the drawer)
    Bach 36B trombone; Bach 6.5AL mouthpiece (pBone on loan to granddaughter)
    Steinway 1902 Model A, restored by AC Pianocraft in 1988; Kawai MP8, Yamaha KX-76
    See my avatar: Jazz (the black cockapoo) and Delilah (the cavapoo) keep me company while practicing

  4. #14
    Oh that's right.

    Quote Originally Posted by dsurkin View Post
    Good point, but we play in a symphonic wind band, so we're all euphoniums. And since it's an amateur group (section leaders are all pros), there are no two euphoniums of the same make or model.
    Des


    Meet the Family
    Junior - Euphonium - 1906 - Henry Distin Mfg.
    Hastings - Trombone - 1952 - Boosey and Hawkes
    Bramwell - Euphonium - 1988 - Besson/Boosey and Hawkes (BE967)
    Donna - Baritone - 2012 - Dillon Music
    Margaret - Baritone - 2015 - Sterling1050HGS


    New York Staff Band :1991-1994
    Philadelphia Freedom Band - 2022-
    Lancaster British Brass Band (all hail the 2nd baritone) - 2022-
    Penn View Brass Band (you got it!! 2nd Baritone) 2022-

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    Prof

    Here's a variation on the theme: I actually VOLUNTEERED to play 2nd baritone.
    In 1988-89 I was in Grantham, Lincolnshire as an exchange professor of finance.
    I had been solo euph in the Indianapolis Brass Choir for a few years.
    When I got settled in Grantham, I discovered that there was a 4th-section band in town,
    and brought my euph along to have a blow with them.
    I discovered that the band rehearsed in an upstairs room in the Tudor Rose Pub in Grantham,
    and that the owner kept the band's pint glasses full during rehearsals--totally gratis.
    So when the MD asked if I'd like to dep (sub) with the band, I said "only if I can play 2nd baritone
    so I can take maximal advantage of the proprietor's generosity."
    The band finished near the bottom of the 4th section at the 1989 regionals, finishing below
    arch-rival Skegness, and eventually ceased to exist at some point, but my fond memories of
    that time persist. ;-)
    Last edited by Snorlax; 08-02-2022 at 01:06 PM.
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  6. #16
    That's a good story Jim! This whole thread has got me thinking I should take up second baritone, it sounds fun!

  7. #17
    It's not for the weak of heart. All those rests take stamina and mental fortitude. And the off-beats. Shear insanity. Wait for my 4 part docu-drama "So, you want to be a 2nd Baritone player".
    Quote Originally Posted by aroberts781 View Post
    That's a good story Jim! This whole thread has got me thinking I should take up second baritone, it sounds fun!
    Des


    Meet the Family
    Junior - Euphonium - 1906 - Henry Distin Mfg.
    Hastings - Trombone - 1952 - Boosey and Hawkes
    Bramwell - Euphonium - 1988 - Besson/Boosey and Hawkes (BE967)
    Donna - Baritone - 2012 - Dillon Music
    Margaret - Baritone - 2015 - Sterling1050HGS


    New York Staff Band :1991-1994
    Philadelphia Freedom Band - 2022-
    Lancaster British Brass Band (all hail the 2nd baritone) - 2022-
    Penn View Brass Band (you got it!! 2nd Baritone) 2022-

  8. #18
    That's a fantastic 2nd baritone story. I need to try this.


    Quote Originally Posted by Snorlax View Post
    Here's a variation on the theme: I actually VOLUNTEERED to play 2nd baritone.
    In 1988-89 I was in Grantham, Lincolnshire as an exchange professor of finance.
    I had been solo euph in the Indianapolis Brass Choir for a few years.
    When I got settled in Grantham, I discovered that there was a 4th-section band in town,
    and brought my euph along to have a blow with them.
    I discovered that the band rehearsed in an upstairs room in the Tudor Rose Pub in Grantham,
    and that the owner kept the band's pint glasses full during rehearsals--totally gratis.
    So when the MD asked if I'd like to dep (sub) with the band, I said "only if I can play 2nd baritone
    so I can take maximal advantage of the proprietor's generosity."
    The band finished near the bottom of the 4th section at the 1989 regionals, finishing below
    arch-rival Skegness, and eventually ceased to exist at some point, but my fond memories of
    that time persist. ;-)
    Des


    Meet the Family
    Junior - Euphonium - 1906 - Henry Distin Mfg.
    Hastings - Trombone - 1952 - Boosey and Hawkes
    Bramwell - Euphonium - 1988 - Besson/Boosey and Hawkes (BE967)
    Donna - Baritone - 2012 - Dillon Music
    Margaret - Baritone - 2015 - Sterling1050HGS


    New York Staff Band :1991-1994
    Philadelphia Freedom Band - 2022-
    Lancaster British Brass Band (all hail the 2nd baritone) - 2022-
    Penn View Brass Band (you got it!! 2nd Baritone) 2022-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snorlax View Post
    <snip>
    I discovered that the band rehearsed in an upstairs room in the Tudor Rose Pub in Grantham, and that the owner kept the band's pint glasses full during rehearsals--totally gratis. So when the MD asked if I'd like to dep (sub) with the band, I said "only if I can play 2nd baritone so I can take maximal advantage of the proprietor's generosity."<snip>
    Great story, and interesting motivation to play 2nd baritone!
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