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I marched the bari a bit last year, I wouldn't even go near that thing in Marching band without a harness. I mean, I'm about 6'1", and I'm not exactly muscle bound. It gets tiring after a while, thank goodness it snowed a lot before the St Patricks Day parade in NYC, our band director said we didn't have to go. I switched back to tenor in MB, even though I'm not much of a B flat man. I think biggest problem I had was holding it at attention, it rested on my right hand thumb a lot. Also the bell got in the way of my left hand during the rest position since it comes up so high on bari. As mentioned before, now I know why they don't use marching baris in colleges and universities.
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