Posted by Adam on September 18, 1999 at 13:22:26:
In Reply to: Owning just a F tuba posted by CHRIS on September 18, 1999 at 12:39:29:
Being a junior in college, I imagine that you spend time either in 1. a wind ensemble/concert band and/or 2. an orchestra. An F tuba wouldn't be my choice for either of those groups unless all the orchestra ever played was Berlioz!! If you are planning on a professional career, you definitely need a CC or BBb tuba. The largest employer or tuba players in the US is the military, and you probably wouldn't be allowed to use F tuba much at all in a military band for both musical and logistical purposes. If you're planning on a career outside of being a professional tubist, then an F tuba should suit you just fine for quintet or community band or solo work. Good Luck!