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 (to͞o′bə, tyo͞o′-)
1. A large, valved, brass instrument with a bass pitch.
2. A reed stop in an organ, having eight-foot pitch.

[Italian, from Latin, trumpet; akin to tubus, tube.]

tu′ba·ist, tu′bist n.
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"The idea's actually inspired in part by Toms, the shoe company," says tubist and artistic director, Alan Luntz.
John Koegel (California State University, Fullerton) was the tubist. Carolyn Bryant (cymbals; President, American Musical Instrument Society), Steven Ledbetter (bass drum; The Boston Musical Intelligencer), and Haley Nutt (snare drum, Florida State University) provided the rhythmic foundation for this conductorless band.
Dan Kramer is a Los Angeles-based tubist who is has written a number of pieces for low brass, as well as a wide-range of works for both small and large ensembles.
Jake Fewx, a tubist and student at the UO School of Music and Dance and the symphony's 2014 Young Artist Competition winner, will play the first movement of composer Johann Nepomuk Hummel's Concerto for Trumpet in E-Flat major transcribed for tuba, as well as Nikolai Rimsky- Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumble Bee."
Andrew currently acts as the principal tubist for both the Evergreen Philharmonic and the Seattle Youth Symphony, and he also subs for numerous ensembles including the Seattle Symphony.
He has been active as a guest conductor, tubist, pianist, private piano and music theory instructor, and composer/arranger of band music.
Bassist John Miller, tubist Jay Hunsberger, New College of Florida prof Stephen Miles and New College music students team up for a program of rock, experimental and electronic music, at 8 p.m.
He exhibited his work with other cubist painters, but Leger's style was so different that art critics jokingly called him a "Tubist."
Koetsier first calls upon the Wagner tubist to provide flutter-tongued embellishment to the strings.