Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Merry Tuba Christmas

When i walked into the back lobby of work on Saturday i was greeted by a floor full of Sousaphones. Really. The museum was the registration and practice location for Baltimore's Tuba Christmas. There were individual players ranging from 9 years old to 70 years old as well as the low brass sections of the marching bands from the Ravens, Towson University, and the University of Maryland. After practicing several pieces that they were going to play down in the Harbor, all 300 musicians went upstairs to our second floor terrace to play a song into the lobby. Sousaphones, tubas, and euphoniums were packed along the terrace, the mezzanine, and into the second floor exhibits. After playing a song for our visitors they filed out of the museum and walked down the promenade in the snow to Harborplace to play a concert. It was truly an impressive sight and sound. There are more events and locations coming up all over the country. Check the website link above for a Tuba Christmas near you.

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