The Most Amazing Instrument You’ve Never Heard Of

When Greg Howard was a third-year student at UVA, he decided he was ready for a new musical challenge. He’d played saxophone, clarinet, piano, organ—even volunteered to carry a sousaphone in his high school marching band in Northern Virginia. “They’d say, ‘We need somebody to play bells in this tune.’ Nobody could do it, so I said, ‘I’ll do it,’” Howard (Col ’86) recalls.


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