Many of the visitors to my site are members of the International Tuba-Euphonium Association (ITEA), and many are not. Either group of people may be unaware of a terrific resource available to ITEA members.
ITEA members can go to iteaonline.org and click the History link, after which you see a link to the Oral History section of their website. In this section you find transcripts of interviews with tuba and euphonium players who are well-know in our community. This is a great way to
If you want to see the latest activity on the blog or the forum, you can do so on one page. There is a new link in the menu bar above, called "What's New?". This will take you to a quick overview of the latest activities in both the blog and the forum.
When viewing the blog, you should see your profile in the right column. There is a "Subscribe to this Blog" link, where you can specify whether you only want notifications when you log in, or if you would like an instant email when something
July 21, 2012
On June 29, 2012, at the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference 2012 in Linz, Austria, euphonium artist and teacher David Werden was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Tuba-Euphonium Association (ITEA). Presenting the award were ITEA President Deanna Swoboda, and Dr. Brian Bowman introduced the winner.
Dr. Bowman covered some highlights of Werden's career, including his 26 years
The name Henry Fillmore is synonymous with great marches for band. The Rolling Thunder march is especially favored by low brass because that section is featured to such great effect. This new arrangement for two euphoniums and two tubas gives all players some interesting parts and creates an exciting piece for the audience as well.
The chosen key is the same as the band key, so players familiar with the band version will have an easy time reading this (well, more-or-less easy!).
For a lot of beginners or intermediate players, buying a high-price euphonium is not appropriate or affordable. However, they still want to make the best choice for a horn that will probably be played a number of years.
I just posted a new article about buying an inexpensive euphonium, which I hope will help people know how to make a choice. It covers Number of Valves, Receiver Size, Finish, Weight, Case, Considering Future Repairs, and Used Instruments: Buying an Inexpensive