Stambaugh Auditorium’s Holiday Craft Show will return as part of the 50th annual Tuba Christmas Concert on Sunday, November 26, 2023. In its sixth year at Stambaugh Auditorium, the 3:30pm concert features local tuba players joining together to perform a variety of Christmas classics. The Craft Show will feature local artisans and crafters before and after the concert in the Jeanne D. Tyler Grand Ballroom. There will also be the opportunity to purchase TubaChristmas merchandise and concessions will be available. A goodwill offering is encouraged and will be accepted at the door to help offset the expenses of the event.
TubaChristmas is a celebration of the holidays for which tuba players come together to perform a variety of Christmas classics. The various sizes and sounds of the instrument along with the spirit of the musicians make this event extraordinary.
In the past, the event has garnered participation from nearly 100 tuba players. The idea for TubaChristmas was conceived in 1974 by Harvey Phillips as a tribute to his teacher and mentor, William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day, 1902. The first TubaChristmas was conducted by Paul Lavalle in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, December 22, 1974.
For more information, visit the Stambaugh Auditorium website.