Manhattan Tuba Christmas 2023
MERRY TUBA CHRISTMAS!
The annual Tubachristmas will be held in Manhattan, KS, on December 9, 2023. Tubachristmas is that special time of the year when persons who play the most noble of all instruments, the tuba, euphonium, or baritone horn, get together to play Christmas carols for the public. It happens across the nation from late November until Christmas. The Manhattan Tubachristmas has been held here for over twenty-five years!! You, your students, and fellow musicians are invited to participate.
DATE: Saturday, December 9, 2023
PLACE: Manhattan Town Center mall
REGISTRATION: 2:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. In the Kansas State University McCain Auditorium, room 201. NOTE THAT THE REHEARSAL IS NOT IN THE SAME PLACE AS THE PERFORMANCE.
REHEARSAL: 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. in room 201, McCain Auditorium.
PERFORMANCE: 5:00 p.m. at the Town Center Mall
We will get in our cars and drive down to the mall after rehearsal for the performance.
COST: Registration $10.00, includes Tubachristmas button.
Music $20.00 (If you already own Tubachristmas music, you do not need to buy another copy.)
BRING: Music stand, instrument, music (if you already own a copy), and holiday spirit.
YOU MUST BE REGISTERED TO PARTICIPATE.
If you wish, you may decorate your instrument in a seasonal manner!
Tubachristmas music books (bass and treble clef, and large print bass clef) will be available to purchase if you do not have one for $20 a copy. Photocopies are a violation of copyright law and are illegal. The music is arranged for 4-6 parts on two staves so that it lays well for the instruments and is technically easy to play. Middle and Junior High School students can usually play their parts.
We usually have from 50-70 participants, some from more than 150 miles away. We hope to have more this year!
Light refreshments will be provided for participants during registration.
Tubachristmas hats, scarves, and recordings will be available for purchase. Additional Tubachristmas buttons will be available for $5.00 each.
Tubachristmas in name and concept is a property of The Harvey Phillips Foundation, Inc., and commercial exploitation is strictly prohibited.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me at (816) 820-4158 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to seeing you at Tubachristmas!
Yours for Tubachristmas,