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  Sousaphone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The sousaphone is a musical instrument that is a tuba often used in a marching band.
The sousaphone was developed in the 1890s by J.W. Pepper at the request of Sousa, who was unhappy with the tubas used at that time by the Marine band.
Most sousaphones are tuned to B♭ and have parts written in the bass clef; some sousaphones are tuned to E♭.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sousaphone   (354 words)

Today's sousaphone (starting with the 1908 Conn version) has a forward bell which coils around to rest upon the performer's shoulder thus allowing the instrument to be carried with greater ease while marching.
The sousaphone is basically a tuba that coils around the body with a flared bell that faces forward.
The main difference is the sousaphone wraps around the performer's body to make the instrument easier to carry in marching bands.
www.music.vt.edu /musicdictionary/texts/Sousaphone.html   (390 words)

Now an upright bass is never confused with a tuba or a sousaphone, but a sousaphone is constantly confused with a tuba.
A sousaphone is a unique and rather new instrument, It has its distinctive qualities, and a better look on field.
Sousaphones are unique instruments, with many good points that separate them from tubas.
www.wsu.edu /~cmb/tuba/info.html   (407 words)

 Honey, I Shrunk the Sousaphone
Both of these sousaphones are in Eb, which means that in spite of appearances the pipe if you unrolled it would be about the same length for both.
The little sousaphone has the brand name Concord Cadet engraved, but it is marked Made in Italy on the mouthpipe and is clearly the same product line as the Barcone units in David Neill's museum.
The little sousaphone's lacquer was actually in quite good shape for the horn's age, but it had darkened so the apparent tint of the piece was brown or bronze.
pagetuner.com /tuba/honey.html   (909 words)

 sousaphone history
The sousaphone is worn proudly curled about the body, over the left shoulder, and mounting above the head is that brilliant, golden, (5) gleaming disk-- rivaling the sun in its glory.
A sousaphone is a worthy adversary which must be watched like a hawk and truly mastered 'ere it master you.
There are bad-tempered instruments and there are friendly sousaphones; sousaphones that literally lead their players back and forth through beautiful countermarches on countless football fields.
www.sousaphones4ever.nl /sousaphone-hist-4.htm   (1251 words)

 J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
At that time, the United States Marine Band of Washington, D.C., of which I was conductor, used a BBb bass tuba of circular form known as a "Helicon".
Pepper relative to constructing a bass instrument in which the bell would turn upwards and be adjustable for concert purposes.
Pictured with the original Pepper Sousaphone is James "Jimmy" Saied, well known conductor and Sousa impersonator.
www.jwpepper.com /history/sousa.html   (365 words)

 UC Davis: Spotlight: Picnic Day's toughest lips
While such stamina is remarkable for every section of the band, it's especially impressive for those who tackle the sousaphone, a hefty wrap-around relative of the tuba.
After playing similar instruments, Marinakis was drawn to the sousaphone three years ago, initially thinking it "looked easy." Unlike a saxophone or clarinet, the sousaphone only has three valves.
Carrying the sousaphone is only part of the battle — this instrument demands toughness simply to be played.
www.ucdavis.edu /spotlight/0405/toughest_lips.html   (1146 words)

 Sousaphones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Amati Sousaphone is an economical way of developing a strong low brass marching program.
Jupiter has added a great combination to their sousaphone line - a fiberglass body instrument for durability and to reduce fatigue and they added a full lacquered brass or silver plated bell for greater...
The Bach original sousaphone, a very nice marching instrument with the intonation and sound tendencies that the Bach Company is known for.
ajs.misupply.com /Sousaphones-d2346.music   (198 words)

 Dotting the "I" in Script Ohio -OSUMB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
To be eligible to dot the "i", a sousaphone player must at least be a fourth-year member of the OSUMB.
(In practice, the sousaphone player who has marched the most pre-game ramp entrances is given the first choice of which script he/she wishes to dot.) The individual at the top of the seniority list picks from the scheduled performances of Script Ohio for the upcoming season.
If a script is remaining after every eligible musician has chosen, all sousaphone players place their name in a hat and one is drawn.
www.tbdbitl.com /FIESTA/idots.html   (396 words)

 Sousaphone - Wikimedia Commons
A Sousaphone or Sousafon is a musical instrument.
Sousaphone player at back right; Glockenspiel at front left
Sousaphone player in background; trombone player in foreground
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Sousaphone   (53 words)

 Sousaphone for Sale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This is a Grand Rapids (York) BBb sousaphone, silver plated, with heavy-duty hard case.
In terms of intonation and other playing characteristics I would compare it to a Fullerton Olds O-99, which is undoubtedly the best student tuba ever made.
On Gene Pokorny's "Tuba Tracks" CD there is a duet performed by Red with his sousaphone and Gene with his Chicago Symphony York, and I can't tell which tubist is playing which part.
www.galvanizedjazz.com /tuba/sousaphone.html   (135 words)

 Yamaha YSH411 Brass Sousaphone Sousaphones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The full brass sousaphone for those who prefer the better sound quality of a brass instrument and don't worry about the weight of the equipment as much.
This is a powerful sousaphone that will hold the sound together at all volumes.
Home town: Long Beach, CA The Yamaha sousaphone is a good sousaphone, but when compared to the price you are paying in contrast with that of a Conn 20K you might as well go for the Conn. I had one of these in High School that was brand new.
www.music123.com /Yamaha-YSH411-Brass-Sousaphone-i132511.music?t=1   (1174 words)

 Amati ASH 260 Sousaphone Sousaphones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This classic sousaphone is slightly smaller in bore and bell size than some of the other manufacturers which allows a greater ease of use by younger players.
The overall sound is full, but there are some intonation problems (what sousa doesn't have some).
The small size and light weight (for a sousaphone) has made it much easier to talk smaller people into giving the sousaphone a try.
www.music123.com /item?affil=sonicstate&itemno=56795   (294 words)

 Sousa-   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Read about the sousaphone and write (neatly written in ink or typed) a summary in your own words.
Sousaphone from a music dictionary (scroll down to sousaphone);
Once you have gathered all of your written information and pictures, your last step is to arrange everything creatively and imaginatively on a piece of poster board.
learning.usd383.org /tlcf/tlcf2001/products/kleinau   (718 words)

 Horn-u-copia public forum discussing antique, obscure and out-of-production Brass Instruments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This is a King BBb 1250 Sousaphone Serial# 288232 (c.
This model was made either in low pitch or a combination low/high pitch, choice of 24 or 26 inch bells, 56 or 57 inches tall weight 22 lbs 8 ounces.
This is a King Eb Model 1260 Sousaphone Serial#3778XX.
www.horn-u-copia.net /cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1109794352   (192 words)

 Antique Sousaphone Stolen in Houston | The News is NowPublic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This past Tuesday, a midnight blue Chrystler Voyager minivan with Louisiana Plates: NDC 880, was stolen in the Houston area between 8:00AM and 3:00PM.
The van was parked in the 3500 block of Airport Blvd. near a Red Cross distribution center.
At the time of the theft, the horn was in a soft, fl sousaphone case.
www.nowpublic.com /node/19056   (347 words)

 The Sousaphone Chronicles
Mine's an e-flat sousaphone, and Mike's is C, a.k.a.
The preferred attire for sousaphone performances is shirt, tie, suit coat, shorts, and roller blades.
A sousaphone won't fit in the overhead compartment or underneath the seat in front of me. You can, however, get two sousaphones, some luggage, Mike, and me into a Piper Archer.
rwebster.com /sousaphones.htm   (916 words)

 tuba vs. sousaphone - Marching Band Planet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Now the DCI ones are made solely for marching band, are G contras, and have the valves facing up.
I have marched w/ both contra and sousaphone and i love them both, the only major difference is that w/ contras you can do visuals better than on a sousa.(that is if ur sousa are all brass, sometimes a fiberglass one can get a bad sound)
My sousaphone (Big John) always stabs me in the ribs and I was wondering if it could be avoided.
www.marchingbandplanet.com /index.php?act=findpost&pid=72106   (1342 words)

 Sousaphones & Accessories at MSN Shopping
An ABS resin bell and a fiber reinforced plastic body make this sousaphone ideal for the rigors of the marching band.
Heavy bracing throughout Because the sousaphone is used in marching band, it has heavy bracing throughout the instrument to make it more durable at the vulnerable points.
The 594S BBb Sousaphone features a.687' bore, silver plated body and 26' bell, removable front action valve section, all brass construction, and nickel silver pistons.
shopping.msn.com /results/shp?bCatId=8188   (751 words)

 TubaNews.com Forums - Reynolds Eb sousaphone hardwear   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I recently acquired a beat up Reynolds Eb Sousaphone and am missing parts.
I talked to my band director and he told me it's in the key of Eb.
The valves are pretty quick and the instrument is probably playable, with the missing parts.
www.tubanews.com /forums/printthread.php?t=404   (148 words)

 UMI introduces wheeled sousaphone cases
United Musical Instruments U.S.A. has added molded sousaphone cases with wheels to its instrument accessory lineup.
Steve Allen, UMI accessories product manager, said that the new cases will fit both C.G. Conn and King sousaphone models.
The small nest case, Model 7760C/L, is intended for King 2350, C.G. Conn 36K and King 2370.The large nest sousaphone case, Model 7761C/L, is for the C.G. Conn 20K.
www.pro-music-news.com /html/11/e20617um.htm   (109 words)

 Sousaphone, Bach, Conn Holton, Hunter, King, Brass, band instruments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Conn Sousaphone Brass Silver-plated 20KSP Includes Hard Case with Wheels more...
Holton Sousaphone BB310WC BBb lacquered brass w/ case more...
Holton Sousaphone BB300WC BBb w/ wood shell case more...
www.musiciansbuy.com /MB/mbitems.asp?cc=BBSO   (625 words)

The form was suggested by US bandmaster John Sousa.
Today sousaphones are largely fabricated in lightweight fibreglass.
Helicon Publishing is a division of Research Machines plc.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0026704.html   (218 words)

 Become.com - Shop results for sousaphone
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www.become.com /shop?q=sousaphone   (177 words)

As a solution to problem JW Pepper produced a different shape of tuba that could be worn around the body.
He called it the Sousaphone after John Philip Sousa who composed many famous pieces for marching band.
Usually composers writing for orchestra write for standard tubas rather than the wrap-around Sousaphone.
www.philharmonia.co.uk /thesoundexchange/the_orchestra/instrument_world/north_america/sousaphone.html   (137 words)

 sousaphone - OneLook Dictionary Search
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Sousaphone, sousaphone : LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
Words similar to sousaphone: tuba, bass horn, more...
www.onelook.com /?w=sousaphone&ls=a   (168 words)

 Learn about tubas here!
White Fiberglass Sousaphone (some metal ones are at the bottom of the page)
• Bell-front sousaphone May be made of metal or plastic (fiberglass; white or in colors).
(The sousaphone originated in the 1890s.) Pitched in B flat or E flat with 3 or 4 pistons.
www.angelfire.com /ca7/loyaltubist/tubas.html   (1017 words)

 Jim's Selfone
He took an Italian "baby" sousaphone made by V. Barcone and made an F "baby" sousaphone for me. It originally was in BBb with (would you believe) a tenor trombone bore and weird tuba like mouthpiece.
It was probably made for beginning students but was miserable sounding and miserably out of tune.
The photos included show some interesting comparisons--with my 1916 BBb Keefer Sousaphone (recently restored by Don Sawday) and an amazing super small instrument owned by L.A. french horn player Paul Klintworth.
www.bassethoundmusic.com /selfone.html   (184 words)

 Local student performs with University of Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band
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DUBUQUE: Katie Ford, sophomore, trumpet; Mia Freese, sophomore, clarinet; Jacob Gassman, sophomore, sousaphone; Anna Tauke, junior, trombone; Nick Weber, sophomore, trumpet
FAIRFIELD: Jenny Burggraaf, freshman, sousaphone; Tyler Kent, freshman, trombone
www.uiowa.edu /~ournews/1999/october/1013hawkeye.html   (1182 words)

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