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Merry TubaChristmas (The Kennedy Center)

Merry TubaChristmas

Merry TUBACHRISTMAS! is an annual concert series first conducted by the late Paul Lavalle in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, December 22, 1974. This event, conceived by Harvey Phillips, is a tribute to the late tuba player and teacher William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day in 1902. Through Mr. Bell, TUBACHRISTMAS participants honor all great artists and teachers whose legacy includes high performance standards, well-structured pedagogy, professional integrity, personal values, and camaraderie envied by all other instrumentalists.

Watch Past Performances

<i>MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS!</i> 12/18/13: MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS!

This year marks the 40th anniversary of this holiday tradition founded by Harvey Phillips in which 300 local tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players perform traditional Christmas music. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.

MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS!

This year marks the 40th anniversary of this holiday tradition founded by Harvey Phillips in which 300 local tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players perform traditional Christmas music. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.
<i>MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS!</i> 12/13/12: MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS!

This year marks the 39th anniversary of this holiday tradition founded by Harvey Phillips in which tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around D.C. play traditional Christmas music. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.

MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS!

This year marks the 39th anniversary of this holiday tradition founded by Harvey Phillips in which tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around D.C. play traditional Christmas music. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.
MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS! 12/7/11: MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS!

This year marks the 38th anniversary of this holiday tradition founded by the late Harvey Phillips in which tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around D.C. play traditional Christmas music. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.

MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS!

This year marks the 38th anniversary of this holiday tradition founded by the late Harvey Phillips in which tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around D.C. play traditional Christmas music. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.
MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS! 12/8/10: MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS!

This year marks the 37th anniversary of this holiday tradition founded by the late Harvey Phillips in which tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around D.C. play traditional Christmas music. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.

MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS!

This year marks the 37th anniversary of this holiday tradition founded by the late Harvey Phillips in which tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around D.C. play traditional Christmas music. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.
Merry TubaChristmas 12/14/09: Merry TubaChristmas

This year marks the 36th anniversary of this holiday tradition in which tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around D.C. play traditional Christmas music led by Harvey Phillips.

Merry TubaChristmas

This year marks the 36th anniversary of this holiday tradition in which tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around D.C. play traditional Christmas music led by Harvey Phillips.
<i>MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS!</i> 12/8/08: MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS!

This year marks the 35th anniversary of this holiday tradition in which tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around D.C. play traditional Christmas music led by Harvey Phillips. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.

MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS!

This year marks the 35th anniversary of this holiday tradition in which tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around D.C. play traditional Christmas music led by Harvey Phillips. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.
Merry TubaChristmas! 12/14/07: Merry TubaChristmas!

This year marks the 34th anniversary of this holiday tradition in which tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around D.C. play traditional Christmas music led by Harvey Phillips. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.

Merry TubaChristmas!

This year marks the 34th anniversary of this holiday tradition in which tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around D.C. play traditional Christmas music led by Harvey Phillips. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.
Merry TubaChristmas! 12/4/06: Merry TubaChristmas!

Led by Harvey Phillips, local tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players perform traditional Christmas music in the 33rd anniversary of this holiday tradition. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.

Merry TubaChristmas!

Led by Harvey Phillips, local tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players perform traditional Christmas music in the 33rd anniversary of this holiday tradition. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.
32nd Annual Merry Tubachristmas! 12/5/05: 32nd Annual Merry Tubachristmas!

In this holiday tradition, Harvey Philips leads tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around the Washington area in traditional Christmas music.

32nd Annual Merry Tubachristmas!

In this holiday tradition, Harvey Philips leads tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around the Washington area in traditional Christmas music.
Merry TubaChristmas: 2004 12/6/04: Merry TubaChristmas: 2004

Merry TubaChristmas: 2004 marks the 31st anniversary of this holiday tradition in which tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around Washington, D.C., led by Harvey Phillips, play traditional Christmas music.

Merry TubaChristmas: 2004

Merry TubaChristmas: 2004 marks the 31st anniversary of this holiday tradition in which tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around Washington, D.C., led by Harvey Phillips, play traditional Christmas music.
Merry TubaChristmas 12/8/03: Merry TubaChristmas

Merry TubaChristmas: 2003 marks the 30th anniversary of this holiday tradition in which tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around Washington, D.C. play traditional Christmas music, led by Harvey Phillips.

Merry TubaChristmas

Merry TubaChristmas: 2003 marks the 30th anniversary of this holiday tradition in which tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around Washington, D.C. play traditional Christmas music, led by Harvey Phillips.
Merry TubaChristmas 12/9/02: Merry TubaChristmas

Merry TubaChristmas!, led by Harvey Phillips: more than 100 tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around the Capital region will play traditional Christmas carols arranged by American composer Alec Wilder, celebrating the 29th anniversary of this holiday tradition.

Merry TubaChristmas

Merry TubaChristmas!, led by Harvey Phillips: more than 100 tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around the Capital region will play traditional Christmas carols arranged by American composer Alec Wilder, celebrating the 29th anniversary of this holiday tradition.
Merry TubaChristmas 12/10/01: Merry TubaChristmas

Led by Harvey Phillips, over 100 tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around the Capital region will play traditional Christmas music arranged by American composer Alec Wilder, celebrating the 28th anniversary of this holiday tradition.

Merry TubaChristmas

Led by Harvey Phillips, over 100 tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around the Capital region will play traditional Christmas music arranged by American composer Alec Wilder, celebrating the 28th anniversary of this holiday tradition.
Merry TubaChristmas 12/11/00: Merry TubaChristmas

Tuba and euphonium players of all ages, from across the nation and around the world, put a new spin on traditional Christmas carols in the annual MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS event.

Merry TubaChristmas

Tuba and euphonium players of all ages, from across the nation and around the world, put a new spin on traditional Christmas carols in the annual MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS event.
Merry TubaChristmas 12/13/99: Merry TubaChristmas

Merry TubaChristmas fills the Grand Foyer with over 200 tubas, sousaphones and euphoniums.

Merry TubaChristmas

Merry TubaChristmas fills the Grand Foyer with over 200 tubas, sousaphones and euphoniums.

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