ATTENTION ALL TUBA AND EUPHONIUM PLAYERS

You are again invited to participate in one or more of the TUBACHRISTMAS concerts/events presented throughout the world. TUBACHRISTMAS was conceived in 1974 as a tribute to the late artist/teacher William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day, 1902. Through the legendary William J. Bell we reflect on our heritage and honor all great artists/teachers whose legacy has given us high performance standards, well structured pedagogy, professional integrity, personal values and a camaraderie envied by all other instrumentalists.
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.
Help achieve maximum participation for your area's TUBACHRISTMAS concert. Your efforts will be appreciated by tuba and euphonium players everywhere.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY—INFORMATION FOR 2013

SUGGESTIONS:

Bring a carrying strap, music stand or lyre; our concerts will be performed while standing.
* * * WEAR BRIGHT COLORS * * * DECORATE YOUR INSTRUMENT * * *

REGISTRATION:

Pre-registration is recommended to speed up the registration process. Since we typically have many walk-ins, the line can tend to be long. REGISTRATION REQUIRES A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION OF $12.00 (registration fee). Each registrant will receive a TUBACHRISTMAS 2013 Commemorative Button. Registration fees help cover increasing production, promotion, and administrative costs for TUBACHRISTMAS.

Stocking caps, scarves, and headbands will be available for $15.00, while supplies last.

MUSIC:

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). *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.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE A GOOD SOUNDING CHOIR. Since rehearsal time is always limited, getting and preparing the music in advance greatly improves the musicality of every performance. If you would like the music in advance, stop in at K & M Music in Sioux Falls. We should have the music available a couple of weeks ahead of the event.

Lunch will be available at the Augustana Commons for $10.00. We will also have our annual Tuba Ensemble performance during the dinner for your entertainment.

NO ILLEGAL PHOTOCOPIES WILL BE ALLOWED!

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To speed things up
and avoid long lines, it is very helpful to pre-register

Thanks to Dr. Bruce Amman, Dr. Paul Schilf and Augustana College for their support and help!!!

THE TUBACHRISTMAS

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