contrabass bugle

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Members of the Brigadiers Drum & Bugle Corps (NY) hornline in 2007, with contrabass bugles (contras).


contrabass bugle (plural contrabass bugles)

  1. (music) A type of tuba designed for marching. It is preferred by drum corps with large tuba sections because it offers a more rich sound than a sousaphone at the expense of volume.