Jay Converse, 55, can be seen walking the streets of Fairfax with his tuba. He decorates the instrument to correspond with different seasons and holidays throughout the year.
Jay Converse, 55, plays the tuba while walking along Braddock Road in Fairfax. About six years ago, Converse took his tuba out of mothballs, hoping to whip his middle-aged pipes into shape for a University of Virginia Pep Band reunion. Now he can easily walk and play the tuba at the same time for six miles. Linda Davidson/The Washington Post Buy Photo