Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Very Beginning

Hello! My name is Patrick Bigsby and I am a senior at the University of Iowa, where I'll be graduating from this May with a B.M. in tuba performance and a B.A. in journalism. When most people think of the tuba, they think of shakoed, Sousa-esque oompahs or Wagnerian back-row bombast, both of which I consider dangerously uncool. In an effort to prove the coolness of the tuba and earn an A in Advanced Brass Ensemble Literature, I'll be using this platform to introduce my classmates to groups that utilize the tuba in a non-classical setting. With any luck, stereotypes will be shattered, minds will be blown, and music will be shared. Tuba ho!

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