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Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 19:37:24 -0700
From: David Richoux
Subject: Re: [CB] Here's one you don't see every day...

Charles King wrote:
> How many of you contra fans have a contrabass BUGLE?
> Be the first on your block!
I guess only a few thousand of them were in use (they are pretty much obsolete now)
by the various Drum & Bugle Corps across North America. When I was in the US Navy
D&BC in San Diego (1968) we knew about those horns but the budget wouldn't allow for
the expense!

They are usually pitched in G and since they only have 2 valves they are not totally
chromatic (so the music had to be written around the gaps.)

the DCI (Drum Corps International) groups use 3 valve horns now to eliminate that problem.

Dave Richoux

From: Louis Rugani
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 00:25:53 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: [CB] Contrabass bugles!

This is the 40th anniversary for contrabass bugles. They are in GG. The
Getzen you saw here was the first and smallest production model,
followed by Smith Music (German), Whaley-Royce (Canadian) and Olds. The
St. Raphael Buccaneers of Bridgeport, Connecticut was among the first
corps to use CBBs.

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