By Mike Kinney

DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Valentines Day is one day most guys have a hard time deciding what to get their sweetheart.  Is the standard card, flowers and chocolate okay?  Does she want some jewelry?  What can I do to surprise her this year?  Well guys, this year I think I found something that she will never forget.  A tuba valentine.

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In today’s through the lens I caught up with a tuba/euphonium quartet from the University of North Texas music department as they went to deliver a tuba valentine.

Dressed in tuxes and carrying a lot of brass they knocked on the door of Debbie Price’s house.  Her husband Buddy Price had ordered a little low brass concert for his wife this Valentine’s Day, which happens to be their 31st anniversary as well.

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The quartet delivered a card and some chocolate roses and then set up to play a couple tunes in Price’s living room.  Tubas and euphoniums in four part harmony is sound like no other.  A soft smooth melody filled the room as they played “Hey Baby” and “When I Fall in Love”.

The group is part of UNT’s local chapter of the International Tuba Euphonium Association and they use the tuba valentines as a major fundraiser to pay scholarship to clinic and to bring in guest performances at the university.  They say tuba valentines is not just for Valentine’s Day.  They will send a group to any occasion at any time of year.  If you want to send a tuba valentine you can email the group at  The prices start at $30 for on campus and go up according to where in the DFW area you would like the delivery.

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Debbie Price said it was something she never expected and will not soon forget.  So if you want to put your loved one in the mood, maybe a little low brass is just the thing.