Posted by Dave Tucker on January 06, 1999 at 16:36:48:
In Reply to: why tuba? posted by Dean Norman on January 06, 1999 at 15:56:56:
According to a lot of tubists I have had the pleasure of coming into contact with including myself, we kind of fell into it. The only tuba player in my high school band got kicked out when I was in 11th grade. Being a mediocre trumpet player and going nowwhere (sp) I jumped at the opportunity to try something new. I made All-State in Florida that year and also my senior year. I believe it was destiny (sob...sob!!).
I truly believe we all have a certain voice that resonates within us. It took 12 years of piano lessons, church choir, and trumpet for me to find my voice. I make a living playing my horn and I couldn't be happier. We all have to find that voice and when we do, no justification is necessary. We love therefore we do.