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  1. I’m auditioning for the Frontier Brass Band near Edmond, Oklahoma run by Dr. Ryan Sharp! I’d love to hear any advice or tips for playing in a brass band for the first time. I’ll be playing euphonium and I’m excited to have a chance at being apart of a British style brass band!
    Adams E1 Gold Brass Bell and SS Leadpipe
    Undergrad at Angelo State
    Future TA at University of Oklahoma

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayoung36 View Post
    I’m auditioning for the Frontier Brass Band near Edmond, Oklahoma run by Dr. Ryan Sharp! I’d love to hear any advice or tips for playing in a brass band for the first time. I’ll be playing euphonium and I’m excited to have a chance at being apart of a British style brass band!
    One thing I'd do is listen to recordings of the greats - Black Dyke, Grimethorpe, Cory, Brighouse, etc., to get a sense of the differences in style between brass band and concert band.

    For euphonium specifically, the sound concept tends to skew more "round" than the American-style concert band sound, with more/different vibrato.

    Also make sure your treble clef chops are good!
    Sean Kissane
    Low Brass Specialist, Paige's Music
    Principal Euphonium, Indianapolis Brass Choir
    Principal Euphonium, Crossroads Brass Band

    Equipment:
    S.E. Shires EUSOLO
    Warburton Gail Robertson mpc

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