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A FREE Millennium Stage Event
Target Family Night

This year marks the 44th anniversary of MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS!, founded by Harvey Phillips, in which hundreds of tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around Washington, D.C., play traditional Christmas music.

Want to participate? Musician registration begins at 3pm; open rehearsal begins at 4pm. Please bring a low brass instrument, music stand, music (also available for purchase on site for $25), and festive clothing. If possible, please leave your instrument case in your car to save room in the Concert Hall.

Prefer to sit back and watch the show? Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the Hall of Nations starting at approximately 4:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

This performance will be streamed live on the Kennedy Center website, Facebook Live, and YouTube.

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Are you interested in performing on Millennium Stage, or do you have a program you’d like to recommend? In order to be considered, please submit any recent videos of live performance within the last two years, website, Facebook page, or other pertinent information to