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    I hear you Dennis. We lost two members of the...

    I hear you Dennis. We lost two members of the band to COVID about two months after the band shutdown last March. Plus a spouse of another band member died. One member was helping her granddaughter...
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    We haven’t played outdoor concerts in over 20...

    We haven’t played outdoor concerts in over 20 years. We mostly have two venues at two colleges nearby (10 to 12 concerts per season - Oct thru May). Another concern is we need to fill half the seats...
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    I feel your pain Mike. Our band shut down March...

    I feel your pain Mike. Our band shut down March 2020. Started up briefly late April 2021 with bell covers and drop cloths required. This was just for rehearsals with no plans to play concerts then....
  4. What a great write-up Vito! A lot of good...

    What a great write-up Vito! A lot of good information there. Your playing is top notch too. Enjoyed it very much.
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    Montreal Citadel-Salvation Army - low brass

    Montreal Citadel (Salvation Army Brass Band Music) - Militarmusik-Military Music-Low Brass version:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvgTT4sZRDA

    Montreal Citadel, composed in 1934 has proved...
  6. Hi and welcome to the forum! Yes! LSCO Guards...

    Hi and welcome to the forum!

    Yes! LSCO Guards (Leather Specialties) has a custom made set of four guards that I helped design. This company was started by Larry Black, trumpet player and teacher...
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    All great points Jim. I think many of us can...

    All great points Jim. I think many of us can benefit from players’ reviews.
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    There's a discussion thread about bell size here:...

    There's a discussion thread about bell size here:
    Importance of bell size?
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    Good one Jim! :)

    Good one Jim! :)
  10. Man, Dick Nash sounds great! Very rich sound. ...

    Man, Dick Nash sounds great! Very rich sound. Thanks for sharing.
  11. What a great piece! Great performance too!

    What a great piece! Great performance too!
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    Hope that design change for your MTS helps with...

    Hope that design change for your MTS helps with vibration problem you were having. Makes sense to me about removing the ‘bump’ in the airstream. The Miraphone 5050 MTS is a “reverse” design. I like...
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    Welcome to the forum JHarris! Thanks for writing...

    Welcome to the forum JHarris! Thanks for writing a through review. Good read!
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    Great playing John! Good comparison excerpts. ...

    Great playing John! Good comparison excerpts. Considering the price difference the Sinfonico sounds pretty good.
  15. You sound great on both mpcs! I do hear a richer...

    You sound great on both mpcs! I do hear a richer tone when you're playing the DC3. More overtones I suspect.
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    Both mpcs sound great to my ear. I'd give the...

    Both mpcs sound great to my ear. I'd give the edge to the DC4. Don't know if a bit warmer is the right way to describe it or if there's a bit more over tones with the DC4.
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    Very nice Micah! Loved the dramatized video too.

    Very nice Micah! Loved the dramatized video too.
  18. Great and thorough review John! In listening to...

    Great and thorough review John! In listening to all your recordings it sounds to my ears like the Sinfonico's intonation is excellent. Don't hear any sharp tendencies even for the 6th partial...
  19. John wrote, Agreed! I watched it a couple of...

    John wrote,
    Agreed! I watched it a couple of times and donít see circular breathing. On my music at #3 I have NB marked (no breath), but donít think I could do that today. This recording is one of...
  20. I know this thread is a few years old, but I just...

    I know this thread is a few years old, but I just saw a new video of "The Swan" (Saint-SaŽns, arr. Drew Fennell) played by Matonizz. Gorgeous tone, pitch perfect and excellent phrasing! Matonizz has...
  21. I too played taps at 3 o'clock on my front porch...

    I too played taps at 3 o'clock on my front porch under the American flag.
  22. Iíve subscribe to the Marine Band YouTube channel...

    Iíve subscribe to the Marine Band YouTube channel (by just clicking the icon there) so anytime thereís something new on their channel I get a pop-up when I launch my browser.
  23. Memorial Day "Taps" - The Presiden'ts Own U.S. Marine Band

    This is very well done by the trombone section of "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzk-6fgng44
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    Thereís another tread about Dr. Earle Louder here...

    Thereís another tread about Dr. Earle Louder here: where Dave and Robert Pendergast posted two interesting links.
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    Thanks Dave and Robert for sharing these...

    Thanks Dave and Robert for sharing these excellent links. Dr. Louder will be dearly missed.
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