What Is TubaChristmas?

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Enjoy playing in a mass low brass choir playing your favorite Christmas carol melodies. This is a truly unique musical experience you will not want to miss. It’s like a Messiah sing-a-long for low brass players, with rehearsal in the morning and a concert in the afternoon. See the Main page for schedule and logistics.


There are TubaChristmases all over the United States and several additional locations in Canada, Costa Rica, Switzerland, and Australia,  at this point  over 300 sanctioned events this Christmas season. To see where TubaChristmases are scheduled, check  this link in the tubachristmas.com website. You can also search by state or see all by date. Our event is listed there under Illinois. For opportunities close to the Quad Cities, check this link on our web pages. 
On a local level, Griggs Music has co-sponsored this event with the Harvey Phillips Foundation every year since 1992 in the Quad-Cities. It has grown into a very large and popular concert with up to 180 musicians ranging in age from 10 to 80, and players coming from Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Missouri.


We invite everyone to participate; if you’re an inexperienced player.  If you enjoy playing and have played for a year or more, you’re good to play.   

This is a completely nonprofit venture, with all organization, planning, publicity, arrangement for rehearsal space, printing, and necessary insurance coverage provided by Griggs Music, Inc.
Thanks to the Davenport Griggs Music and its staff for their excellent work in answering questions, helping participants register, and getting the supplies you need.  
Special thanks to SouthPark Mall and its staff for being such gracious hosts!
 Questions or suggestions?  Call Griggs Music at 563.391.9000

Ready to roll, 161 strong!