When I was a young boy, way back in elementary school, I took up the Sousaphone as my instrument of choice. Actually, I wanted to play the tuba, but it was too big for me at that time, so that either meant starting on a baritone (not interested) or playing the fiberglass Sousaphone that sat in a special chair, into which I crawled in order to play.
From that moment onward, I was hooked! My family noticed this, and one Christmas purchased the record album that you see posted here. Strictly Oompah!
Of course, I came to learn that there was much more to playing the tuba than "strictly oompah," but it was a start. And in starting this blog, I gladly go back to my earliest days.