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A Virtual Ariel Merry Tubachristmas! 2020

Enjoy the low brass sounds of the Ariel’s Merry Tubachristmas! This annual event has brought together tuba and euphonium players from across Ohio and West Virginia, young and old, beginners and experts!

The Ariel’s Merry TubaChristmas is a part of a nationwide celebration of low brass music created by Harvey Phillips. In this most unusual year of 2020 when we cannot gather in person, we are presenting a virtual Merry TubaChristmas for your holiday delight.

Harvey Phillips was inspired to create TubaChristmas as an annual event honoring his teacher, the late great tubist William J. Bell who was born on Christmas day in 1902. Now in its 48th year, TubaChristmas is presented in over 250 cities throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. Every Christmas season, tuba and euphonium players of all ages gather to pay respect to all the great artists and teachers who represent their heritage. Every TubaChristmas performance features traditional Christmas carols especially arranged for low brass by American composer Alec Wilder who died on Christmas Eve 1980. Through Wilder, TubaChristmas concerts pay grateful tribute to composers who have embraced these noble instruments with solo and ensemble compositions.