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    We’d played as long as we could outdoors in 2020...

    We’d played as long as we could outdoors in 2020 until late October, then starting in early May 2021 outdoors and I think 4 recent rehearsals in our indoor site.

    I’m the only one I know who has...
  2. Could you elaborate a little about your comment...

    Could you elaborate a little about your comment “a little awkward to hold and play” please?

    My HS and college band training was in the era of parallel to the body, front valve Conns and Kings. By...
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    Offered with respect to all concerned- I am a...

    Offered with respect to all concerned- I am a VERY OLD, VERY ACCOMPLISHED MUSICIAN, who for reasons totally beyond my ability to control, has been deprived of the instrument(s) which in my past...
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    Thank you for the thought. I’ve considered...

    Thank you for the thought.

    I’ve considered that very carefully, but have never had a chance to try one. I would certainly not rule out the idea. Isn’t there at least one other besides the...
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    I have arthritis in my right hand, tenosynovitis...

    I have arthritis in my right hand, tenosynovitis in my right wrist, and a partially detached rotor cuff in my right shoulder, so just the way the Festivo lies isn’t comfortable. I tried everything,...
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    Thank you so much for both of your posts. I...

    Thank you so much for both of your posts. I enjoyed reading them and listening to them, and the photos are quite helpful. I thought your tone on the Sinfonico seemed a little bit more “finished”...
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    Sinfonico Reviews- a request…..

    I’ve been really interested in all the well done reviews on the Wessex Sinfonico. I would like to ask if someone could post a photo of themselves holding the instrument while seated.

    It sounds as...
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    I’ve used Arban’s for Trombone, page 156 (the...

    I’ve used Arban’s for Trombone, page 156 (the interval exercise) since I started playing.

    My pretty amazing teacher says that if you work your embouchure between your low range and high range, it...
  9. That “baritone” is an eye-catcher isn’t it?...

    That “baritone” is an eye-catcher isn’t it? Unfortunately I’ve been spoiled playing my Connstellation.

    I went to a local music store the other day and tried holding a 3/4 Yamaha front valve tuba,...
  10. Thank you both, guidocorona and 1cor13:4 - I...

    Thank you both, guidocorona and 1cor13:4 - I guess I have to give Up my dream of a front valve Besson.
  11. Much appreciated!

    Much appreciated!
  12. guidocorona, Could you hazard a guess as to...

    guidocorona, Could you hazard a guess as to whether this Besson can be held parallel to the body?
  13. It (the Festivo) has a beautiful sound, looks...

    It (the Festivo) has a beautiful sound, looks amazing, and the intonation is great. For ME, with my bad shoulders, arms, and tenosynovitis, I was never able to figure out a way to hold it that would...
  14. Has anyone actually played one of these? I...

    Has anyone actually played one of these?

    I think this is the horn the Wessex Festivo prototype was developed from. If it’s actually like the Festivo, it wouldn’t work for me anyway.

    Anybody?
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    And I have a Festivo and a wonderful Conn 24i,...

    And I have a Festivo and a wonderful Conn 24i, and I’m heading for a trial of the 2280.

    The Festivo has a fine robust tone and very good intonation, but is awkward and uncomfortable for me to...
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    I wonder if someone could answer a Conn 24i/25i...

    I wonder if someone could answer a Conn 24i/25i question for me.

    When I first began to get interested in the Conn Connstellation, I found the Conn Loyalist articles and later bought mine, which...
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    I started in the Spring of 2019, because...

    I started in the Spring of 2019, because arthritis in my hands had made woodwinds impossible.

    I found an excellent teacher and started on a plastic euphonium (mistake) and joined a community band...
  18. It’s a great horn, very comfortable in the lap...

    It’s a great horn, very comfortable in the lap and sounds great too, but very heavy.
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    An old friend of mine plays both, (bass trombone...

    An old friend of mine plays both, (bass trombone and euphonium) really well, and is as busy playing as she wants to be.

    The better you play your primary choice, the easier it is to develop skill...
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    Have you played both the King AND the Conn? How...

    Have you played both the King AND the Conn? How do those 2 instruments compare? I love my Conn and I’ll never part with it, but I’ve wondered about differences in overall sound and volume between the...
  21. Thread: Wobbly Sound

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    I too was a (bass) clarinet player who began...

    I too was a (bass) clarinet player who began playing euphonium in Spring 2019. I lucked into a fine teacher, but with the pandemic intruding, I’ve had about 6-7 months actual instruction, an hour of...
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    Congratulations rgorscak! Believe me, I...

    Congratulations rgorscak! Believe me, I understand your enthusiasm for the Connstellation. Hoping you’ll be enjoying many happy rehearsals and concerts with yours!
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    If by any chance you get a few nice ones to...

    If by any chance you get a few nice ones to consider, and any in “brushed silver”, you can send your leftovers my way!

    BEST OF LUCK WITH YOUR SEARCH!
  24. Thread: After Covid?

    by ann reid
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    After Covid?

    I was sick for a little over three weeks, and haven’t played since 1/15, which felt almost as terrible as being sick.

    I finally started to feel as though I’d never be able to get a sound out of...
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    PICK UP THE HORN. There will be band and Tuba...

    PICK UP THE HORN. There will be band and Tuba Christmas coming up and you’ll need to be at your own best to get the most out of them. If you love it and long for it and miss it, PICK UP THE HORN.
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