The Charlotte News and Observer reports a brand-new museum dedicated to tubas will open on March 5th in Durham, North Carolina. The collection, containing 310 tubas (and near relations) belongs to Vincent Simonetti, who was the longtime principal tubist of the North Carolina Symphony. You can also read about the collection at this web site. The collection reminds me of the panoply of tubas that John Richards, former principal tubist of the Oregon Symphony. He had tubas galore, including an original serpent and a couple of ophicleides - all in working condition.