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05 December 2012 @ 08:32 am
a hundred tubas  
Last week Gay and I went to the annual huge tuba concert downtown.  It must be every tuba in New England!  They get together in the morning and practice a few Christmas songs, then break for lunch, and then come back to oom-pah-pah for the public.
 
It's not the most musical thing in the world, but it certainly is impressive.  More than a hundred tubas -- "members of the tuba family," I should say, because it includes baritone horns and such -- blasting away in an echoing corridor between two big brick buildings.  Awesome!

Joe

Let me see if this pic transfers . . . it's giving me trouble . . . 

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EMT_Hawk: Pembridgeemt_hawk on December 5th, 2012 02:12 pm (UTC)
Was it Tuba Christmas?

There's a Tuba Christmas all over the place.

http://www.tubachristmas.com/

I went to NYC to play with them back in 1980 or so.

They have a Tuba Christmas in Albany! Hooray!
Mitch Wagnermswagner on December 5th, 2012 04:03 pm (UTC)
Wow,the Internet really is just a series of tubas, isn't it?
jcbemisjcbemis on December 5th, 2012 04:09 pm (UTC)
I have a friend whose ex-husband is usually one of the players - 2? years ago he insisted she attend the concert when she was ill with what turned out to be whooping cough.
Geri Sullivangerisullivan on December 5th, 2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
Woah. I want to be there next year!
JPjp7 on December 5th, 2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
If they all blasted the same low note would your insides turn to jelly? Otherwise it sounds like loads of fun. :)
joe_haldemanjoe_haldeman on December 6th, 2012 04:11 am (UTC)
turn yer insides to jelly
I dunno, jp7 . . . what's the resonant frequency of guts? Do we really want to know?

Joe
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