Tubas provide a spin on holidays

Jonathan Garcia

jgarcia@foghornnews.com

Get into the holiday spirit early as the 28th annual Tuba Christmas concert aims to be an afternoon of “Winter Wonderland” memories.

This year, the concert will be conducted by Dan T. Sipes of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Donald Pinson from Del Mar College. The master of ceremonies will be DMC’s David Irving as many tuba, euphonium, baritone and sousaphone musicians play your favorite Christmas tunes with a unique twist.

“It will be all the same traditional carols that you hear only that they’re played by tubas, euphoniums and bass instruments,” Irving said.

Selections will include “Silent Night,” “Carol of the Bells” and many other holiday favorites played by a talented group of students and professionals.

With the holiday rush right around the corner, Irving hopes the concert will relieve the stress, get people into the Christmas spirit and believes this performance will be one you won’t want to miss.

“It’s always worth going to hear good music, and both ensembles are playing very well,” he said.

The annual Tuba Christmas concert will take place at noon Dec. 22 at the Plains Capital Bank located at 500 N. Shoreline Blvd. Admission is free along with parking that will be available at A&M-CC as well as on the street at Plains Capital Bank.

Area tuba, euphonium and baritone players are encouraged to participate in the event and rehearsal will take place from 9:30-11 a.m. Dec. 22 in Room 127 in the Center for the Arts at A&M-CC.

Registration opens at 9 a.m. with a $5 registration fee and Tuba Christmas carol books will be sold for $15. Those participating must provide their own stand for both the rehearsal and performance. For more information, contact Irving at 361-698-1616 or dirving@delmar.edu.

Jonathan Garcia

Jonathan Garcia is the Entertainment editor for the Del Mar College Foghorn. He has been with the Foghorn since 2012 as one of the paper’s entertainment writers. He is currently a journalism major but after receiving his degree, Jonathan hopes to become a critic for movies and video games due to his incredible passion for both. You can reach Jonathan at jgarcia@foghornnews.com or follow him on Twitter @jonathan10894.

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