Sunday, July 24, 2016

Tuba Summer

Tubas are fun, there is a family of tubas in various keys, sizes, and shapes. That low, deep brass has its aficionados. Harvey Philips recognised this. He was a professor of tuba. He organised the first Tuba Christmas (carols) in New York City in 1974.
 It has spread to many cities, including Akron. Tucker Jolly is also a professor of music, he began Tuba Christmas at Akron University.  Tuba Christmas begat Oktubafest (German polkas), which became Tuba Summer. To-day was the 17th at Akron. It was to be outside, but heavy storms hit in the afternoon, and it was played on stage in the music building. And it is also meant to be a sing along.

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