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December 16, 2018
Tuba registration at Noon, Rehearsal at 1 p.m. Performance at 2:30 p.m.
Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm
U.S. 75 and Bethany Dr.
Free for concertgoers, $10 for musicians
Merry Tuba Christmas
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Listen as local tuba and euphonium players unite on Dec. 16 for Allen TUBACHRISTMAS—an impromptu performance from brass musicians gathered in over 200 cities.
The Allen Philharmonic is pleased to present the Allen TUBACHRISTMAS, Sunday, December 16 at Watters Creek. Conceived by tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips to honor his teacher, the late William J. Bell (Born Christmas Day, 1902), the first Tuba Christmas was presented at Rockefeller Center in 1974. This unusual Christmas tradition is firmly established in over 200 cities around the world.
Tuba players of all ages are welcome to join us for this event. Registration begins at 12 noon at Blue House Too, located at 934 Watters Creek Drive. Rehearsal begins at 1:00 p.m. The cost to participants is $10 and music selections will come from CAROLS FOR A MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS. Songbooks will be available for purchase onsite if the performers do not already own a copy of the music. The musicians will be conducted by Jeff Baker, principal Tuba with the Allen Philharmonic.
Then, we invite the community to come watch our musicians when they congregate on the Village Green in front of the Tree on Village Green Drive at 2:30 p.m. to play, filling Watters Creek with the sound of low brass. Spectators are encouraged to sing along with the Christmas carols and holiday favorites. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated, themed tubas.
This program is registered with the Harvey Phillips Foundation.
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