Merry Tubachristmas Williamsport
Our 27th Celebration
November 5, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Susquehanna Valley will resonate with festive holiday tones when Williamsport’s twenty-seventh annual "Merry Tubachristmas" celebration is performed by over 50 tuba, baritone and euphonium players performing Merry Tubachristmas Carols at the Lycoming Mall on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM. Performers and audience are encouraged to dress in bright holiday attire. The audience will be invited to sing along as area tuba, baritone and euphonium players perform Merry Tubachristmas Carols. Musical parts will be available in treble and bass clefs. Registration and rehearsal for the event will begin at 12:30 PM in the Mall Central Court. Contact Rick Coulter, 570-974-1501 or email@example.com for additional information or visit the Tubachristmas website at www.TUBACHRISTMAS.com.
2015 will celebrate the forty-second anniversary of Tubachristmas. The first Tubachristmas was conducted by the late Paul Lavalle in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, December 22, 1974 as a tribute to the New York Philharmonic tubist, William Bell. Traditional Christmas music performed at the first Tubachristmas was arranged by American composer Alec Wilder who ironically died on Christmas Eve, 1980. Tubachristmas has grown into a holiday custom with over 200 similar celebrations across the country and over seas. Over 500 performers are expected at the 3:30 PM, December 13 New York City concert on the ice rink at Rockefeller Center. Merry Tubachristmas is sponsored by the Lycoming Mall, the Williamsport Area School District, and the Harvey Phillips Foundation.
For additional information contact:
Richard Coulter, Coordinator