Department of Music

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Special Event: TubaChristmas - 4:00 pm, Friday, December 7, 2012 - Blacksburg Farmer's Market Square

Join in the fun as the town celebrates the Winter Lights Festival, with the annual lighting of the tree, parade, and Farmer's Market happenings.  TubaChristmas will make this the best holiday celebration ever! Dr. David Ball will be our guest conductor.   Bring your tubas, euphoniums and all of your friends to downtown Blacksburg on Friday, December 7th, 2012.  Participants, please RSVP to TubaChristmas is sponsored by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc and the Department of Music at Virginia Tech 

Schedule and Details: 

  • Parking:  Kent Square Parking Garage – 207 Draper Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060. 
  • Registration:  3:00 to 4:00pm - $5.00 per musician  (Department of Music, rm. 243, Squires Virginia Tech)
  • Rehearsal:  4:00 to 5:15pm  (Department of Music, rm. 243, Squires Virginia Tech)
  • Break:   5:15pm to 6pm (Dinner will be provided for the musicians.)  Pizza, hot chocolate, coffee and water.
  • Performance:  6pm to 7pm, (Blacksburg Farmer's Market Square, Outside. Warm weather dress and plastic mouthpieces are in order.)
  • Available for purchase:  TubaChristmas hats and/or scarves – $15.00, Music ‘Carols for a Merry TubaChristmas - $15.00, Commemorative buttons - $3.00.

About TubaChristmas

Merry TubaChristmas is celebrating its 39th Anniversary (1974-2012). Created by Harvey Phillips, Merry TubaChristmas 2012 concerts will be presented in over 200 cities throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. Every Christmas season, tuba and euphonium players of all ages, from specific geographic areas, gather to pay respect - through William J. Bell - to all the great artists/teachers who represent their heritage. Depending on the population of any given geographic area, TUBACHRISTMAS ensembles may attract multiples of 100 participants aged 8 to 85 years! The warm, rich organ-like sound of the tuba-euphonium choir has won the ears and hearts of every audience. It is no wonder that TUBACHRISTMAS is an established Christmas tradition in cities throughout the world.

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