CAROLS FOR A MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS books are available after November 1 from Griggs Music in Davenport, in bass clef for euphonium / tuba, and also in treble clef (top two parts only) for euphonium. If you are a student in a school band program serviced by Griggs Music, you can also order a book through your school’s Griggs representative.
The folder of additional music will not be available except at Griggs with paid registration, or at SouthPark on TubaChristmas day after registration.
For the best Tuba Christmas experience, practice before the rehearsal is a must. Books will also be available at SouthPark on TubaChristmas day, but you won’t be able to practice if you wait until then, and we may run out.
Volume II is the version used. Volume I does not have all the tunes, and numbers will not correspond. If your closed book is longer on the sides than on top and bottom, you already have Volume II, though it may not be marked that way. If you bought a book in the last 22 years, it’s the right one. See pictures below.
Regular size books (6″ X 8″) are $20.00, large size(8.5″ X 11″) are $25.00, no tax. Don’t be afraid to buy a book, this one will be used for many years. Most people choose the larger book, it is much easier to read.
New this year – E flat parts folders, for a limited number of alto horns. Must be upright or bell-front, with piston valves, limited to people who absolutely cannot play on the euphonium mouthpiece. Still no trombones allowed.
What tunes will we actually rehearse and play?
Tunes for this year’s event will be posted as soon as they are chosen.
Check back in November for the correct list for 2017.
This is the 2016 list, a place to start practicing.
Tunes not in the TubaChristmas book will be in a Griggs folder to be checked out to you at the rehearsal, or you can check out a folder early at Griggs Music in Davenport. This year there are a lot of tunes from the folder, some of them harder ones. Be sure to practice on The Chipmunk Song, Frosty, Rudolph, and Sleigh Ride.
You must pre-register and pay the $10.00 registration fee to be issued a folder at Griggs in Davenport before TubaChristmas day. All folders will be returned after the performance for next year’s use. Thanks!!