2019 MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS®
MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS is celebrating its 46th Anniversary (1974-2019).
Created by Harvey Phillips, MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS 2019 concerts will be presented
in over 300 cities throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. The first TubaChristmas
was organized by Harvey G. Phillips to honor his tuba teacher William Bell, who was born on Christmas
Day 1902, and was held December 22, 1974, in the ice skating rink at New York City’s Rockefeller Center;
Paul Lavalle conducted. Over 300 musicians played that day, beginning a holiday tradition. The
arrangements of the Christmas carols were written by Alec Wilder, who coincidentally died on Christmas
For the first time, MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS will also be held on Cape Cod. Musicians who play tuba,
euphonium or baritone horn will gather at the Cape Playhouse December 8th at 2:00 PM to play
traditional Christmas music. If you play one of these three instruments, see how you can join in.
Information about the concert and rehearsal time can be found on the webpage:
www.TubaChristmas.com. Select the MA page under Where is TUBACHRISTMAS.
The warm, rich organ-like sound of the tuba-euphonium choir has won the ears
and hearts of every audience. It is no wonder that TUBACHRISTMAS has become an
established Christmas tradition in cities throughout the world. Hopefully MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS will
now start a tradition here on Cape Cod2