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December 13, 2011

Clueless Gonzalez: "Ruben Gonzalez Jr. the music teacher at South Gate High School, who's trying to make sense of why five of the school's tubas were stolen."

He says he isn't certain why thieves are targeting tubas,
but he says being in the tuba business is becoming more and more lucrative. "There's a big Banda craze down here in the southern California area. Banda is a Spanish type music of Mexican influence, kind of like a polka almost. They use tubas a lot," says Gonzalez. "In fact, there was an article just not too long ago about how tuba players are making a lot of money down here in southern California." --Rash of tuba thefts surprise school

The thieves are probably lonely Norwegian bachelor farmers in search of a music fix.

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Or, copper thieves have discovered there is money in brass.

Posted by: james wilson at December 13, 2011 8:58 AM

I must consult Rosie O'Donnell on this - just to be sure, but I'm sure that tubas don't melt, do they?

Posted by: Jewel at December 13, 2011 9:23 AM

Next it will be accordions. Just what every Mariachi band needs.

Posted by: Peccable at December 13, 2011 12:01 PM

Nope. To form a mariachi band they would need violins, some varied forms of guitars and some trumpets.

Accordions are for NorteƱo bands.

Posted by: newton at December 13, 2011 2:03 PM

Mucking Fexicans.

Anything that's not nailed down.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at December 13, 2011 10:06 PM

So does that mean that Banda music is just German polka music with stolen instruments?

Posted by: BradnSA at December 14, 2011 1:34 PM

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