Indiana, PA MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS
Information for 2021 Indiana, PA Merry TubaChristmas
DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, December 8, 7 PM
REGISTRATION: 5:00 PM, Gorell Recital Hall - Sutton Hall, IUP
REHEARSAL: 5:30 PM, Gorell Recital Hall - Sutton Hall, IUP
PARKING: For registration/rehearsal - park in the garage directly behind Cogswell Hall. Follow the posted signs/instructions.
CONDUCTOR: Kevin McManus
COORDINATOR: Zach Collins
Please bring a wire music stand. Chairs will be provided.
Please wear a mask while not playing. Bell covers are recommended
REGISTRATION REQUIRES A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION OF $10.00 (registration fee). Each registrant will receive a TUBACHRISTMAS Yearly Commemorative Button. Registration fees help cover increasing production, promotion, and administrative costs for TUBACHRISTMAS.
CAROLS FOR A MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS is available at registration for $20.00, (bass clef-C, four part score form) & (treble clef-Bb, two upper parts). Also available (treble clef tubas, Eb/Bb, Salvation Army, British Brass Band players). *NEW* large version 8 1/2 x 11 bass or treble $25.00. Music contains 33 selections, including numbers arranged by Norlan Bewley to enhance the original nineteen traditional Christmas carols arranged by Alec Wilder.
TUBACHRISTMAS was conceived in 1974 as a tribute to the late artist/teacher William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day, 1902. The first TUBACHRISTMAS was conducted by the late Paul Lavalle in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, December 22, 1974. Traditional Christmas music performed at the first TUBACHRISTMAS was arranged by American composer Alec Wilder who ironically died on Christmas Eve, 1980. Wilder composed many solo and ensemble compositions for tuba and euphonium. He was a loyal supporter of every effort to improve the literature and public image of our chosen instruments. Through Alec Wilder we express our respect and gratitude to all composers who continue to embrace our instruments with their compositions and contribute to the ever growing solo and ensemble repertoire for tuba and euphonium.