Tuba Christmas, an ensemble of tubas, baritones, euphoniums, sousaphones, and other low brass playing Christmas favorites will be held on the Southwestern Community College campus, in room 180 of the Instructional Center, on Dec. 7. 

Those wishing to participate should register at 1:30, with rehearsal to follow at 2:00. Cost for participants is $10, and you will need to provide your own music or purchase from a limited number of copies at the event. 

The performance will be at 4:30 and the general public is invited to attend. Admission to the 4:30 performance will be a free-will donation and/or a non-perishable food item. 

The conductor will be Dr. Jeremy Fox and the coordinator is Wade Sick. If you have any questions, or need to order music, please check the Tuba Christmas web site, tubachristmas.com, or call/text Wade at 641-202-3011.

Tuba Christmas is in honor and memory of one of the world’s most famous tuba players, William “Bill” Bell who was born in Creston on Christmas day, 1902. 

Low brass players gather in many, many locations both in the United States and world-wide to participate in this festive and unique event held throughout the holiday season. The family of the late Harvey Phillips also a world-renowned tubist, with carol arrangements by Alec Wilder, have kept the annual tradition going for many years. 

Tuba Christmas Creston is a part of the “No Place Like Creston for the Holidays” event held Dec. 5-15 and is sponsored in part by Rieman Music.