The V&E Simonetti Historic Tuba Collection in Durham, N.C., is the result of an obsession that grew one oompah-pah at a time.
Vincent Simonetti started playing tuba in high school in the 1950s — and it was love at first puff.
"And I would draw it in study hall. I'd draw pictures of it. I don't know why. I just became obsessed with it," he says.