11/26/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – The local holiday favorite TubaChristmas returns to Ashland University’s Hugo Young Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. with Ashland City Mayor Matt Miller performing as the “Celebrity Tubist.” This will be Mayor Miller’s encore performance as he was the “Celebrity Tubist” last year. He had never played a musical instrument before and had a 30-minute lesson before the 2017 event. Those attending will see if he has been practicing over the past year.
The concert is free and open to the public and invites area tuba, euphonium and baritone players to perform. Musician registration will begin at 9 a.m. followed by a rehearsal at 9:20 a.m. Everyone should note that this year's event is an hour earlier than last year's event.
TubaChristmas is an idea conceived by Harvey Phillips, professor of Tuba at Indiana University. Phillips wanted to demonstrate to the public what a beautiful sound a mass ensemble of tubas and euphoniums could make and to provide an opportunity for fellow low brass players to celebrate the season with the community. TubaChristmas is dedicated to the memory of William J. Bell. It’s a fun, holiday tradition the whole family can enjoy.
The registration fee for participating musicians is $10 and includes a 2018 TubaChristmas button. The TubaChristmas carol book is also available for $20. Musicians are asked to bring their own folding stand.
For more information, contact Professor of Music Dr. Scott Garlock at 419.289.5134 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Web site at www.ashland.edu/music.
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###