TThe “Volare” was born from an incredible stroke of luck. The serendipitous meeting of Maestro Roger Bobo, who has passionately pursued his dream of developing the next generation tuba mouthpiece and leading members of the Japanese metal processing industry who have dedicated themselves to the highest standards of metallurgical precision and quality. As a result of this combination of artistry and uncompromising craftsmanship, the Volare allows the player to create a purity of tone across the entire register with remarkable consistency and dynamic control. Roger Bobo's “Volare” presents the world with a mouthpiece that helps performers achieve the expression that they desire.
For the past several months I have been receiving support from highly respected tuba artists for my new mouthpieces, and I was very impressed by their reception. Many of them are great players, who already have established their own ‘signature' mouthpieces in the market, and still continue their experiments to strive for further renovation. This is good, of course, as it shows how our instrument (the tuba) is evolving and always improving.
All the very best to you on your wonderful round birthday!!!!
It was such a tremendous pleasure to see you last fall - and I am SO MUCH looking forward to seeing you in July (you'll just LOVE Bamberg food and beer XD)!!!!
I am sure you'll be adequately celebrated today by the most wonderful Japanese people, that we all love so much.
I have been using VOLARE in Solo, Tuba Quartet, Quintet, large brass ensemble, country band, and symphonic orchestra as well as in teaching.
It is fantastic, and I don't want to miss it anymore!!!!!