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Dvorak New World Symphony Tuba part arranged by Robert Ryker

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*New* CC Travel Tuba (Tornistertuba) ‘Mighty Gnome’

Gold brass bell lacquer $2,150, Silver-plated $2,295
Wessex Mighty Gnome CC tornistertuba Continue reading

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What makes the Wessex EEb tuba so special!

When Wessex Tubas started in 2011 the first tuba in the range was the EEb compensated tuba, the staple tuba used throughout the UK in bands and orchestras.  We started by selling a standard product already manufactured in China by the … Continue reading

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Rotary Valve maintenance

Introduction Rotary valves if properly looked after are very reliable and give years of trouble free service. This leaflet gives guidelines to maintaining rotary valves in good condition.  Very little maintenance is required, but some is important. Rotary valves will … Continue reading

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Review by Chip Hoehler of Wessex trombones

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2013 Price Increase!

We regret that from January 1st, 2013 Wessex Tubas prices are being increased to cover increased costs, to fund even better quality control and new model development. Our prices will still remain incredible good value for the quality of our … Continue reading

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Wessex Tubas goes to the Midwest Clinic!

Having only started operating in the USA summer 2012, this year’s Midwest Clinic in Chicago provided the first opportunity for people in the United States to see and try Wessex Tubas. I set off from England one week before to … Continue reading

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Jumbo Sousaphone played with Symphony Orchestra!!!

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December 13th 2012, Andy Loree (Wessex US distribution agent) and Jonathan Hodgetts (owner of Wessex Tubas) had the pleasure to hear Tony Kniffen playing Andy’s beautiful Conn 46K Jumbo sousaphone grand with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in solo from The Grinch who … Continue reading

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Grand Rapids ArtPrize

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“Kick It In the Brass” featured musicians performing brass arrangements and an original work by composer Chris R. Hansen. Hansen’s original work for the event “Majestic Avatar” was performed along with his brass choir arrangements of “Appalachian Spring” and “Fanfare … Continue reading

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Wessex EEb tuba for World Premier of Stockhausen Mittwoch Aus Licht

Ian Foster is to play Wessex EEb tuba for World Premier of Stockhausen Mittwoch Aus Licht/Wednesday from Light with Birmingham Opera Company – 22-25 August 2012. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orchestra-Finalists-Mittwoch-2012/256469257804607

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Brass Herald Review of Wessex Tubas

Jonathan Rees, Freelance tuba player reviews Wessex Tubas for the Brass Herald – December 2011

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