There’s a fabulous article written by Alison Bowen in the 2/12/2019 edition of the Chicago Tribune that highlights two young tuba players in the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO). Bowen chronicles the realities for tubists Bobby Black and Chrisjovan Masso as they grow past their respective school programs and into something like the CYSO.
It’s a great feel good read and only takes a few minutes.
But that’s just the first of tuba related news in the span of one week.
Richard White’s documentary film, R.A.W. Tuba, recently premiered in Baltimore, MD. We examined White’s project with Baltimore filmmakers Darren Durlach and David Larson back in November while the Indiegogo campaign was in full swing. It’s great to see they the film is complete and launched with a successful premier at White’s former school, Baltimore School for the Arts.
The 2/5/2019 edition of The Daily Beast published an article by Tim Teeman that digs into White’s thoughts and observations about diversity. They cover a lot of ground and there’s no shortage of thought-provoking content.
While one may be the loneliest number, for tuba players, at least it means they get principal pay…most of the time 🙂