The BIG Tuba at Harvard University

These photos are from an event - and what an event it was - that took place at Harvard University back on October 8, 2004. This tuba is considered to be the largest in the world. What fun!

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You mean I can't play MY tuba?! It takes TWO to hold this beast!
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Performing: Asleep in the Deep! To give you an idea how tall this tuba is. I am 6 feet tall!
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Speaking to the incredibly enthusiastic band alumni at Harvard! After playing the BIG tuba, and using ALL THAT AIR, I thought I was going to BREAK my horn!!
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The encore! The bell of the beast!
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Getting ready to practice "Asleep in the Deep"
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Burlap to protect the edge of the bell. My practice room! Leaned it against the cage so that I could hold the darn thing while practicing. If you look at the music stand, the tuba doesn't look that big. If you look closer, the music stand is all the way up and the chairs sitting on the floor are stacked 3 high!!
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It's a BESSON!
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The valves were HUGE! The valve buttons were HUGE too!
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