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The Music Program at Waynesburg University will be hosting their annual TUBACHRISTMAS celebration at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. The free concert will take place in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center on the University’s campus. Doors open at 7:05 p.m.

Registration is open to euphonium and tuba players of all ages and will begin at 5:30 p.m. the day of the event. The cost is $10 to register. Rehearsal will take place beforehand at 6 p.m.

This year, TUBACHRISTMAS celebrates its 44th anniversary. The world-wide event was conceived in 1974 by Harvey Phillips as a tribute to his teacher and mentor William J. Bell. Bell was born on Christmas in 1902.

Ironically, much of the music performed at these events was composed by American composer Alec Wilder who passed away on Christmas Eve in 1980.

The first TUBACHRISTMAS concert was held in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Dec. 22, 1974.

For more information, contact Dr. Ronda DePriest, director of the Music Program, at 724-852-3420 or rdepriest@waynesburg.edu.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

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Waynesburg University will offer a TUBACHRISTMAS concert Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. Admission to the concert is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Additionally, all tuba and euphonium players are invited to play in the concert. The registration fee is $10 for players; registration begins at 5 p.m. in the GPAC, and rehearsal will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Musicians who play in TUBACHRISTMAS will have the opportunity to honor composers who embraced the tuba and euphonium, including the first TUBACHRISTMAS composer Alec Wilder. The concert will include traditional Christmas music arranged for these instruments.

TUBACHRISTMAS is in its 43rd year. Harvey Phillips created the event in 1974 to honor his mentor William J. Bell. Each year, tuba and euphonium players gather in more than 200 cities around the country to pay tribute to Bell and other musicians who have left a valued legacy. The concert is a chance for musicians and audience members to reflect on and understand the heritage of instrumentalists, as well as the high performance standards and personal integrity and values established by musicians of the past.

For more information, contact Ronda DePriest, professor of instrumental music and director of the music program, at rdepries@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3420.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Associate Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

 

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Waynesburg University has hosted a performance of the nationally known TUBACHRISTMAS concert on campus for more than five years. This year, the concert will take place Friday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center (GPAC) on the University’s campus. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

All are welcome to participate in the concert as a performer. Interested tuba and baritone/euphonium players can register for a $10 fee on the day of the concert at 5 p.m. in the GPAC. Rehearsal will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. TUBACHRISTMAS merchandise will be available in the GPAC lobby.

“The event is great for all audiences, especially families, so we hope both the Waynesburg University and Greene County community will join us for this Christmas season carol sing-along,” said Dr. Ronda DePriest, director of the Music Program at the University.

The concert will feature a variety of Christmas carols, specially arranged by composer Alec Wilder to recognize the artistry of tuba music composers in the past.

Harvey Phillips created TUBACHRISTMAS in 1974 honoring tubist William J. Bell. In more than 280 cities throughout the United States and in several foreign countries, tuba and euphonium players gather every Christmas season to pay homage to the artists and teachers of their heritage. This year is the 42nd anniversary of TUBACHRISTMAS.

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Ashley Wise, Assistant Director of University Relations

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COA-Fall14.jpgHosted by the Waynesburg University Fine Arts Department and the Waynesburg University Music Program, TUBACHRISTMAS will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center on the campus of Waynesburg University. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. 

Local tuba and baritone/euphonium players are invited to take part in the annual performance. 

Concert registration is at 5 p.m., followed by rehearsal from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center.

TUBACHRISTMAS is meant to recognize musical heritage and honor all great artists and teachers whose legacy has provided high performance standards, well-structured pedagogy, professional integrity, personal values and a camaraderie envied by all other instrumentalists. 

Performers will include any interested tuba, euphonium and baritone players in the area. Audience members will become part of an established tradition throughout the world and enjoy their favorite holiday tunes as never before through the rich, organ-like sound of this low-brass ensemble.

TUBACHRISTMAS was conceived in 1974 as a tribute to the late artist and teacher William J. Bell, born on Christmas in 1902. The traditional Christmas music performed at the first TUBACHRISTMAS was arranged by American composer Alec Wilder who died December 24, 1980. Wilder composed many solo and ensemble compositions for tuba and euphonium and was a loyal supporter of every effort to improve the literature and public image of these instruments. 

Register online at waynesburg.edu/web/music. For more information, contact Ronda DePriest at rdepris@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3420.

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Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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