I NEVER told him to apply; he fell fond of his tuba like I've fallen passionate about a piano the 1st time I saw/heard it, he just couldn't get enough of it. I was two decades 1991 2011 the administrator every thing except full time teacher of a music center, MUSIC was/is my PASSION!And so is writing and apparently also interacting with kindred souls in CyberSpace : It has to be bedtime for you, Shauna Sleep tight, rest well!b. Malin, always so nice to see you in my corner. Now there, you, too, prove that most writers are usual clarinetist. It is NOT easy to march while one plays an device desiring air/breath to produce sound. Breathing and blowing air into the instrument have a rhythm of its own, after which you ought to march on the beat in best line with anything!Now that's an art by itself. Much easier to be a drum majorette. The participants of our orchestra hated marching projects. And yet, it is such a very good show!My son is a professional tuba player in one of our army bands. Marching while gambling an tool is a part of his JOB. So I know the professionals and cons.