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44th Annual Merry Tuba Christmas at Rockefeller Center

Published on December 8, 2017 by teammvr

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Celebrate the 44th annual Tuba Christmas in Rockefeller Center December 17th.

Have you ever heard or seen a tuba band? On December 17, 2017 hundreds of tenor and bass
tuba players from around the country will congregate on The Rink in Rockefeller Center so all
tuba dreams can be fulfilled. Songs and carols will begin at 3:30 p.m. and go on throughout the
evening. Crowd favorites will be played and spectators are encouraged to sing along to the
sound of low brass.

The musicians from around the country will be conducted by Chris Wilhjelm, famous conductor
of the Goldman band. The first tuba Christmas was presented in Rockefeller Center in 1974, the
idea was conceived in honor of Harvey Phillips. This was only one of many Tuba Christmas’
started, this tradition can be found in over 200 cities around the world. For more information
on the Harvey Phillips foundation and a Tuba Christmas you can visit

This event is sure to ring in the Holiday season so help celebrate the 44 th anniversary and enjoy
the holidays with song and cheer. As Buddy the Elf once said, “The best way to spread
Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear”, so go and support your local tubist December
17 th in Rockefeller Center.

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