You may be aware that, recently, we’ve been exhibiting a small selection of our newest products at some of the world’s most exclusive trade shows; namely, the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show in California at the beginning of the year, and the United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Workshop at Fort Myer this month.
Exhibiting is always a very special experience for us here at Wessex, and something we thoroughly enjoy; meeting with, sharing our knowledge with, and learning from, fellow music-lovers all over the world.
Every show we attend is unique and, more often than not, incredible memories are made – Wessex Artiste Jesse Tucker playing with David Silverman at NAMM being a perfect example of this.
For us, the U.S Army Band Workshop at Fort Myer presented us with one of these very special moments memories are made from; as Chuck Nickles, until recently a member of the U.S Army Band, Europe, joined us to showcase our brand new 6/4 Grand BBb Tuba.
Collaborative working with professionals
A particularly exciting working relationship, Chuck has collaborated with us here at Wessex Tubas to design our biggest Tuba yet; the 6/4 Grand BBb Tuba, which will be available to order from summer 2017.
With Chuck, we wanted to create a modern BBb design that has best characteristics and tone of great American tubas of the past and the nimbleness the modern 6/4 CC Tubas.
We’re delighted to confirm that everyone who’s so-far tried the Grand – from our professional play testers to those who have attended the latest exhibitions – are blown away by the sound quality, look, and overall feel.
Our next exhibition with the new 6/4 Grand BBb Tuba
If you missed The NAMM Show or the United States Army Tuba-Euphonium Workshop, and you’d like to try the prototype of our 6/4 Grand BBb Tuba for yourself, we’re next exhibiting it at NABBA (North American Brass Band Association) Championships at Fort Wayne, Indiana in March.