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Market Street Holiday Performances - Tuba Christmas!

Saturday, December 19, 2015, 12:00pm - 01:00pm
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tuba christmas concert at market street in the woodlands

Tuba Christmas!

Come out to Central Park and enjoy this unique and fun Christmas Concert - FREE! Tuba Christmas was conceived in 1974 as a tribute to the late artist and teacher William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day, 1902. Through the legendary William J. Bell we reflect on our heritage and honor all great artists/teachers whose legacy has given us high performance standards, well structured pedagogy, professional integrity, personal values and a camaraderie envied by all other instrumentalists.

The first Tuba Christmas was conducted by the late Paul Lavalle in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, December 22, 1974. Traditional Christmas music performed at the first Tuba Christmas was arranged by American composer Alec Wilder who ironically died on Christmas Eve, 1980. Wilder composed many solo and ensemble compositions for tuba and euphonium. He was a loyal supporter of every effort to improve the literature and public image of our chosen instruments. Through Alec Wilder we express our respect and gratitude to all composers who continue to embrace our instruments with their compositions and contribute to the ever growing solo and ensemble repertoire for tuba and euphonium.


If you are interested in peforming, arrive at The Woodlands Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), located at 1202 North Millbend Drive in Grogan's Mill (77380) at 8:30 AM on Saturday for registration and rehersal, which begins at 9:30 AM. Bring a sousaphone and help spell Merry TubaChristmas. There will also be a tuba euphonium decorating contest with prizes! Conductor is Henry Howey; guest conductors are Lauren Varonie and Robert Daniel.

Location 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands 77380
Contact Henry Howey @ 936 294-1364


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