ASHLAND – TubaChristmas, a local holiday favorite, returns to Ashland University's Hugo Young Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 7 at noon. The concert is free and open to the public and area tuba, euphonium and baritone players are invited to perform.
Musician registration begins at 10 a.m., followed by rehearsal at 10:20 a.m.
In addition to the volunteer performers, the event also showcases a "Celebrity Tubist," which this year is going to be a surprise guest and will be revealed at the concert by event organizer Dr. Scott Garlock.
TubaChristmas is an idea conceived by Harvey Phillips, professor of tuba at Indiana University. Phillips wanted to demonstrate to the public what a beautiful sound a mass ensemble of tubas and euphoniums could make and to provide an opportunity for fellow low brass players to celebrate the season with the community. TubaChristmas is dedicated to the memory of William J. Bell. It’s a fun holiday tradition that the whole family can enjoy.
The registration fee for participating musicians is $10 and includes a 2019 TubaChristmas button. The TubaChristmas carol book also is available for $20.
Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.