|Photo taken by John Beery, curator of the Greenleaf Collection at Interlochen|
|Photo taken by author|
|Image courtesy of John Beery|
|Image found by the author in the USC library|
So what about that old Sousaphone I played up at Interlochen this summer? Is it perhaps the one we see in action in Sousa's Band in 1903 in the post below? The serial number is 88983, which places it around 1905, according to educated guess at the Conn Loyalist website, so who knows!
What we can say for sure is that it is a very old horn, which Interlochen should be proud to possess, and I am honored to have played (and for what it's worth, it sounded really good!).