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James Yaques
Educator, Clinician

James Yaques is a performer, educator, adjudicator, and clinician residing in South Florida. He holds a Bachelor’s in Tuba Performance from the Florida State University and a Master’s in Instrumental Conducting from Florida International University. He is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving as the Principal Tuba for the Second Marine Division Band. While with the Second Marine Division Band he performed with the Concert Band, Ceremonial Band, Brass Quintet, and Dixieland Band.

Currently, he is the Director of Bands at Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington, FL. Mr. Yaques is also the Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at Palm Beach State College. He is active as a freelance tuba player throughout South Florida and a member of the Orchid City Brass Band. He plays on an Eastman EBC-632 CC Tuba.

 

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This 34" tall CC tuba is wonderfully in tune and is a very easy and comfortable horn to play. Whether
in an orchestral setting, a community band, a church ensemble, a quintet, or solo work – this tuba
works well. 

  • Key of CC
  • Full-size tuba with 19 3/4" bell 
  • Yellow brass construction with nickel-silver leadpipe and tuning slides 
  • Four stainless steel pistons through a .687" bore
  • Front-action valve assembly 
  • Right thumb-operated 5th rotor valve (one flat whole step), through a .770” bore
  • Short slide tubes designed to give more sealing area at these detachable points
  • Exquisitely finished in a clear lacquer
  • Durable, hard-shell case with wheels
  • Includes silver-plated S.E. Shires USA mouthpiece 
    • Available as EBC632S
      • Silver-plated finish