Tubachristmas Featuring Athletic Director Bill Goldring As Celebrity Tubist

11/23/10 ASHLAND, OH -- All tuba, euphonium and baritone players are wanted for Ashland University's TubaChristmas on Saturday, Dec. 4, in Hugo Young Theatre. Musicians will begin registration for the event at 10 a.m. followed by a rehearsal at 10:20 a.m. The public performance, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 12 noon and will feature Ashland University Athletic Director Bill Goldring as the celebrity tubist.

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 Mr. William J. Bell. It's a fun, holiday tradition the whole family can enjoy.

The registration fee for participating musicians is $5 and includes a 2010 TubaChristmas button. The TubaChristmas carol book is also available for $10. Musicians are asked to bring their own folding stand.

For more information, contact Associate Professor of Music Dr. Scott Garlock at 419.289.5134 or sgarlock@ashland.edu<mailto:sgarlock@ashland.edu>, or visit the Web site at www.ashland.edu/music<http://www.ashland.edu/music>.

Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University 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.