Mount Union Hosts TUBACHRISTMAS Performance

November 25, 2015

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity, will present the University of Mount Union’s second Annual TUBACHRISTMAS at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 4 in the Brush Performance Hall of the Giese Center for the Performing Arts. Registration begins at 5 p.m. with a rehearsal at 6 p.m., and the performance will take place at 7 p.m.

The Giese Center for the Performing Arts is located on the corner of Union Avenue and Simpson Street. This non-ticketed event is free and open to the public.

MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS is celebrating the 42nd Anniversary (1974-2015). Created by Harvey Phillips, MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS concerts will be presented in over 250 cities throughout the United States and in several foreign countries this year. Phillips was inspired to create TUBACHRISTMAS as an annual event honoring his teacher, the late great tubist William J. Bell.

Every Christmas season, tuba and euphonium players of all ages gather to pay respect to William J. Bell and all the great artists/teachers who represent their heritage. Every TUBACHRISTMAS performance features a variety of traditional Christmas carols.

Depending on the population of any given geographic area, TUBACHRISTMAS ensembles may attract hundreds of participants ranging from 8 to over 90 years old. The warm, rich, organ-like sound of the tuba-euphonium choir has won the ears and hearts of many audiences. It is no wonder that TUBACHRISTMAS has become an established Christmas tradition in cities throughout the world.

If you wish to play tuba or euphonium on December 4, please contact Mount Union’s coordinators Michelle Banis at or Elizabeth Wamsley at For more information on the event, contact the University of Mount Union’s Department of Music at (330) 823-2180.


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