Monday, October 31, 2011

Tuba Christmas [Buffalo / Niagara] 12/17/11 @ Kleinhans

TubaChristmas Buffalo/Niagara
You are again invited to participate in one or more of the TUBACHRISTMAS concerts/events presented throughout the world. TUBACHRISTMAS was conceived in 1974 as a tribute to the late artist/teacher William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day, 1902. The first TUBACHRISTMAS was conducted by the late Paul Lavalle in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, December 22, 1974. Traditional Christmas music performed at the first TUBACHRISTMAS was arranged by American composer Alec Wilder who ironically died on Christmas Eve, 1980.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

My favorite room at home:

My 'Play Room' tonight: Mirafone (BBb), Yamaha (Eb), Holton, Buescher, Dynasty (2-valve [G], and Conn 110h (trombone). 2 of them are on loan.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2011 Buffalo/Niagara TubaChristmas...

Buffalo/Niagara TubaChristmas is a go for the 17th of December in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall. Mr. Ray Stewart (Professor of tuba @ SUNY Fredonia) will be our conductor. Registration begins at 4:30pm and requires a $5.00 per participant registration. Rehearsal begins at 5:30 with the performance at 7:00, before the BPO's Holiday Classic Concert. Participants will receive a complimentary ticket to the concert, and a participant TC Button. Parking is in the paid lot at Kleinhans or on the street. Everyone entering must stop at the ticket office to secure a pass or be "passed" into the Mary Seaton Room. Participants must bring their own music stand, and are encouraged to dress in festive clothing, including decorating their respective horn. There will have a limited number of bass (20) and treble (10) clef books available to purchase (first come first serve), as well as large print copies too (5 of each). Invite your 'big bore buddies!' Any questions, contact Bud.