What Is TubaChristmas?
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.