Happy International Tuba Day!

6 May

I have always felt a special connection to tuba players.  As a bassoon player, I feel I have a lot in common with them.  We both carry around absurdly heavy and awkward instruments in order to sit at the back of an orchestra and play the bass line while the violins screech away on the better known melody.

In honor of this holiday, you should spend today appreciating tubas, the least glamorous but most awesome brass instrument.

I typed “tuba” into youtube and found some awesome stuff.  I’ve linked to a couple videos below, but do some searching for yourself and let me know if you find anything cool.

Here is a tuba player performing the Super Mario Bros theme song:

Also, three tubas uniting their powers to play the Pink Panther theme song:

Aren’t tubas fun??

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