With Ken and I both having to work late tonight, we decided to kick off our 12 Days of Christmas celebration with the midday festival of all things tuba at:
Over 100 tuba players ranging in age from 11 to 96 gathered to play Christmas carols as the audience sang along in a manner of good cheer at First Baptist Church in downtown Nashville. The instruments, which represented the entire tuba family, literally made the pews rumble from the volume. So, an unexpected benefit of the event was a pew-massage!
Tuba Christmas has been a holiday tradition since 1974, and local tubists gather at locations across the country. Chances are, there’s an upcoming Tuba Christmas near you!
We plan to make it a part of our annual tradition!
Happy first day of Christmas!
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We enjoy Tuba Christmas. The Tuba Christmas in Indy was Dec. 4th. I think this was our third year attending. Kevin played last year along with his dad and uncle. This year our son Dan (who’s in 6th grade) chose to be in band at school and play the euphonium because he wants to someday play in Tuba Christmas – maybe next year.
OOhmpaa paa! I played tuba in marching and pep band. I need to go see one of those. Glad you had the pleasure!