Dec 6, 2010

Tuba Christmas Dec. 11

Merry Tuba Christmas 2010, a brass ensemble holiday tradition, is Saturday, Dec 11 in Westgate Mall, Brainerd/Baxter. Rehearsals for all volunteer musicians will start in the Central Lakes College music rehearsal hall on the Brainerd campus of CLC at 10 a.m. The performance for holiday shoppers starts at 1:30 p.m. in the mall. Low Brass players (tuba, euphonium, and trombone) are invited participate, according to Director Steve Anderson of the CLC Music Department. “This is the 19th seasonal celebration,” Anderson said. “We held the first one in December of 1991 with five players.” The event has grown over the years to include as many as 22 musicians who gather from a 75-mile radius of the performance area. “All low brass musicians from high school on up are invited to participate,” he said. Sheet music, stands and chairs are provided to players. Refreshments will be served after the rehearsal. For information contact Anderson at: 218-855-8215 or