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Saturday, December 22, noon–2pm
The University of North Texas College of Music, one of the nation’s largest and most respected comprehensive music schools, presents a TubaChristmas featuring more than 100 tubas and euphoniums playing holiday favorites for the whole family.
UNT College of Music tuba and euphonium players, along with tuba and euphonium players from local area schools and the community, will gather for the fifth North Texas TubaChristmas at the University of North Texas Library Mall.
Nicholas Williams, associate director of wind studies, will conduct the ensemble, which is expected to exceed 100 tuba and euphonium players. 2018 marks the 45th anniversary of TubaChristmas concert events around the world. The first TUBACHRISTMAS was conducted by Paul Lavalle in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink in 1974. American composer Alec Wilder arranged the the traditional Christmas music for the first performance that tuba players around the world continue to perform.
This year there are 26 TubaChristmas performances in Texas including the 41st anniversary performance in Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square. For a list of all Texas performances, visit tubachristmas.com.
For information about joining TubaChristmas as a musician, the event is open to musicians of all ages who play the tuba or euphonium. For more information, contact Casey Flancbaum, UNT alumna and tuba instructor, at 516-672-9186.