Friday, 06 December 2013 09:09
The public is invited to The University of Texas-Pan American to celebrate the sounds of Christmas in an oompah-terrific way this year at the annual RGV TubaChristmas concert scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. at the UTPA Fieldhouse.
Taking center stage at TubaChristmas, which is free to the public, will be instruments in the tuba family, including sousaphone, baritones and euphoniums played by musicians ages 8 to 80. With many of the horns decorated for the Christmas season, concert goers will enjoy traditional holiday favorites—from “Silent Night” to “Jingle Bells.”
This year's special guest artist for the concert is Dr. Jerry Young, professor emeritus of music at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and president of the International Tuba Euphonium Association.
"TubaChristmas is a music concert held in cities worldwide that celebrates those who play, teach and compose music for instruments in the tuba family," explained Dr. Scott Roeder, UTPA assistant professor of music, who co-coordinates the annual event with Jim Egger, head band director at McAllen High School.