My students need a tuba to support the band's overall sound. The tuba plays the lowest notes on the sound spectrum. This tuba is perfect for beginners and would be our band's first Tuba ever!
The NCS Band is made up of students who love music and want to continue their music education 6-12 grade. Three years ago we started the band program with only 19 students and this year we have over 90 students involved in the band. We have 10% of the entire K-12 school involved in band, 37% of all middle schoolers and 47% of the sixth-grade class.
In the future, I would love to see our students perform for All- District MPA, perform for our community, and competitions.
Our students respect everything we have, even down to our band room, which is also new to us this year. We have received all that we have from donations, grants, and charitable assistance. We are grateful for all the help and support.
A Tuba would strengthen our band and take it to the next level. We are now ready for the next transformation and that is with a Tuba. A Tuba would play the lowest tones in our concert pieces, which is asked for from the composers. Currently, we have no one to cover the music part. Our trombonist tries to play the Tuba part, but it is written for an octave below what they are capable of achieving on their instruments.
This instrument does not just affect one child, it will affect the band as a whole group.
The group will have the Tuba as a sound board for fixing intonation for the entire group. Most of the harmonic chords played in the band have the lowest note; the root or tonic of the chord, played by a Tuba. The other members will be able to hear Tuba and build the chord structure from the ground up. Right now we are building it from the middle up and it always sounds like there is something missing.
There is, Tuba!
With your help and support, we can be a better band. We can perform pieces with the composer's integrity. I believe we can make a difference in the overall band experience!
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