The Tuba Exchange has been serving low brass players and band directors across the US since the mid 1980's, and our mission remains the same: to provide reasonably priced quality musical instruments to our customers with first class customer service. Fast forward to today: we have now expanded to include all brass musical instruments, with The Tuba Exchange handling low brass and NC Brass stocking high brass, all under one roof.

 

Todd Rodrigue, Owner

Todd, is a twenty-five year (and counting) veteran of the music industry, 15 of those years (and counting) spent right here at The Tuba Exchange. In 2021, Todd purchased the company, and quickly expanded to include all brass musical instruments to include top pro trumpets, trombones, and French horns in addition to the low brass instruments we're known for!. You’ll see him at trade shows and other educational events, so be sure to stop in to say hi.

 

 

 

 

Mike Morse, Senior Repair Technician

Mike, has been repairing and modifying brass instruments for over 35 years. After earning a Bachelor of Music degree in French horn performance, then a diploma in instrument repair from the Red Wing Technical repair program, Mike moved to Durham, NC in 1981. His work experience has included working for the areas largest music dealer as a brass technician, then department manager, and owning his own business. During that time Mike has done repeat work for most of the local professional brass players, the Tuba Exchange, and draws work from all around the southeast.

 

 

 

Dillon Johnson, Repair Technician and Sales

Dillon is our resident tuba player, and repair tech. Upon graduating high school, Dillon enlisted in the US Army, serving 6 years with the 1st Infantry Division Band and overseas in the 8th US Army Band in Seoul, South Korea, as a tuba player. After completing his military commitment, he went to school at Renton Technical College where he earned his certificate in Band Instrument Repair Technologies. After completing repair school Dillon was trained under several accredited Band Instrument Repair Technicians. While doing so, he handled work for countless schools and pro musicians in Alabama. Dillon decided to move back to North Carolina in 2022. Dillon still serves as a tuba player for the 440th - North Carolina, Army National Guard Band, Triangle Brass Band, and Durham Medical Orchestra.

 

 

 

The Tuba Exchange is a unique clearinghouse for new and used tubas, euphoniums, sousaphones, and all other brass instruments. We invite you to come to our store in Durham, North Carolina or see us at a music convention or university near you. Trade-ins are welcome!