They won the entertainment section, with Matthew excelling on the washboard and Jonathan getting to grips with the sousaphone to play ‘Pasadena,’.
Out of the corner of my eye I saw a dozen musicians climb on stage with no less than 15 instruments, including sousaphone , bass trombone, accordion, pedal steel guitar, saw and theremin!
There are great melodies aplenty, serious dhol beating, and a variety of solos on the whole range of reeds and brass, plus a persistent bassline played on a sousaphone .
Lupone, who played sousaphone in her high school marching band, will be hoisting a tuba onstage.
It was from the helicon that Conn in the USA devised the sousaphone for the American bandmaster John Philip Sousa.
They started off slowly, the seven or more trombones (plus sousaphone and trumpet) creating a huge wave of sound, a giant chord.
As soon as I heard them, I bought everything they had ever recorded and I learned how to play the sousaphone so that I could form a brass band.
Thankfully, all hands are steady enough to bear up under the scrutiny and they manage to avoid any true calamity, although moments do arise when you may find yourself longing for the introduction of a stray sousaphone or two.
Unsurprisingly, harmonica worked a quite a bit better than sousaphone in this space.
How could he call her a band nerd when the thing he missed the most was his sousaphone ?