I hear it’s going to rain for a few days, so maybe this will give you something fun to do. 🙂 Tubas are really cool-sounding instruments – they make the really, really low sounds in brass bands, orchestras, and other musical ensembles (groups).
Here’s how a tuba is made: https://youtu.be/1kfdxvNXIyk
Here’s a really, really big tuba: https://youtu.be/OK1GDkvFdL4
Here’s a tuba “battle” between the tuba sections of two university marching bands: https://youtu.be/ZVlS64b_4K8
Which one do you think sounds better?
Here’s a choir of tubas, showing how beautiful tuba music can be: https://youtu.be/8A3Yqt9-sQQ
No collection of tuba stuff would be complete without some marching band tubas! The image to the left is my university alma mater’s band: The University of Texas Mighty Longhorn Band!
My husband’s alma mater, the Ohio State University, has another one of the best university marching bands in the world. They really make a big deal out of who gets to “dot the i” of the word Ohio before games. It’s quite a sight to see! Here, you can watch from the center of the stands: https://youtu.be/Sw5L62u6HjU
And in the next video of the OSU band, you get to “ride inside” the tuba bell belonging to the tuba player who had the honor of “dotting the i” of the “script Ohio.” https://youtu.be/G6kJu6hlSqQ Starting at 4:17, can you count how many tubas are in the band, besides the “i-dotter”?
I hope this has been a fun, interesting, and informative distraction/diversion for you and/or your kids!