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Mason City TubaChristmas 🎅🎵

December 9, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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The 37th annual Mason City TubaChristmas concert will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 9th in the  Principal Pavilion in Mason City’s Southbridge Mall. 

Any tuba, sousaphone, euphonium or baritone player of any age and ability who would like to participate is  asked to attend a rehearsal Saturday morning in the Mason City High School band room. Registration is at  10:00 AM with a rehearsal starting at 10:30 AM. Musicians should bring their own instrument, decorated with  seasonal ornaments, lights, or bright Christmas colors, a Santa hat and music stand. 

TubaChristmas is a performance of favorite Christmas carols by area tuba, baritone and euphonium players.  The North Iowa concert will be one of more than 200 similar tuba concerts given throughout the United  States and in several foreign countries. Starting in 1985 with only six players, Mason City TubaChristmas  has grown to be one of the largest in the nation. It is one of Iowa’s longest running TubaChristmas events,  and traditionally has been one of the largest in the state, drawing at times more than 100 tuba, baritone and  euphonium players from the north-central Iowa and south-central Minnesota region. 

TubaChristmas is celebrating its 50th year nationwide. It began in 1974 at the Ice Rink Stage of New York  City’s Rockefeller Center, where more than 300 tuba, baritone and euphonium players gathered to honor the  memory of world-renowned tuba player and Iowa native William J. Bell, who was born in Creston on  Christmas Day, 1902. TubaChristmas was created by Harvey Phillips to honor Bell, and the traditional carols  were specially arranged for the first TubaChristmas performance by American composer Alec Wilder, who  died Christmas Eve, 1980. Phillips, an Indiana University music professor, died on October 20th of 2010. 

For more information on TubaChristmas, contact Jeff Kirkpatrick, TubaChristmas conductor, at 641-732- 3102 or j[email protected]. The local group also has a Facebook site at  www.facebook.com/masoncitytubachristmas




December 9, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Principal Pavilion – Mason City
1-99 S Federal Ave
Mason City, IA 50401 United States
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