ALLIANCE, Ohio – For years, the National Honorary Band Fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi, has been hosting the annual TUBACHRISTMAS event. This year won’t be any different, with its fifth year of celebration on Friday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Mount Union’s Brush Performance Hall in the Giese Center for the Performing Arts.
Tuba and euphonium players will gather and create a choir, performing Christmas carols to celebrate the season. Performers ranging in age from eight to 90 years old come to the event, sharing their love for the music as well as honoring William J. Bell along with other great performers and teachers who show pride in their heritage.
MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS was created in 1974 by Harvey Phillips with one performance to pay tribute to his late mentor, Bell, who was born on Christmas Day, 1902. Since then, the event has grown substantially, holding performances in over 250 cities in the United States. The event has also grown to include foreign countries such as Australia, Costa Rica, Norway and Canada.
Registration will take place in the Brush Performance Hall Lobby at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a rehearsal at 6 p.m. on the Brush Performance Hall Stage. The event is free and open to the public, with parking available adjacent to the hall.
For more information, visit mountunion.edu/tubachristmas.