Tuba is arguably the most important instrument to a band.
Tuba provides the sonic foundation and requires
players that are self--motivated and organized. Tubas may
seem hard to physically manage, but beginners start on
a smaller size 3/4 tuba built for young players. Tuba players
need to have medium to full lips and a large lung capacity.
While a child’s size does not matter TOO much, they do need a torso long enough to reach the mouthpiece comfortably. Our best tuba players at Kinard have been piano players!
* Self-Motivated, Independent, and Organized
* Medium to Full lips
* Able to take frequent deep breaths
* Torso long enough
* No prior academic or behavior trouble
Due to the cost and limited inventory of tubas, students with a history of academic or behavior trouble should not consider tuba. Only students that desire to play in band for many years should consider tuba.
The tuba is a school-owned instrument. Tuba students will be assigned two tubas: one for at-home practice and a second for school practice (no lugging it back and forth...yeah!)