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TubaChristmas 2012!

December 6, 2012
The Maui Weekly

TubaChristmas will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Maui with two performances this year, said Lisa Owen, Maui TubaChristmas coordinator.

The first performance is scheduled at Maui Mall in Kahului on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 4:30 p.m.

The concert will be repeated at the Lahaina Cannery Mall on Saturday, Dec. 22, at noon.

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We wish you a TubaChristmas!
Enjoy delightful holiday music and pay tribute to the king of brass instruments.

As in the past 25 years, tuba players from all over the island--and some from farther away--will gather to play holiday music and to pay tribute to the king of brass instruments--the tuba. The warm, rich organ-like sound of the tuba ensemble has won the ears and hearts of every audience.

"It's truly an occasion for the tuba and tuba players to shine," Owen said.

TubaChristmas is not a Maui phenomenon, but takes place all over America and several foreign countries. Harvey Phillips, tuba professor at Indiana University, created the concept in 1974.

"This year, over 250 cities will present TubaChristmas concerts just like we do here on Maui," said Owen, who introduced this event to Hawai'i a quarter century ago.

Tuba, euphonium, baritone and alto horn players of all ages are welcome to participate. Rehearsal and registration will take place on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m., in the Baldwin High School Band Room.

A $5 registration fee entitles the musicians to a commemorative button and admits them into the national TubaChristmas registry.

For more information, contact Owen at 572-6247.



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