Over the weekend, Kershaw School euphonium player, Julianne Brown, participated in the annual "TUBACHRISTMAS" held locally in Woodstown, NJ. Her father reports she was the youngest player and that the oldest was 75 years old! Music is truly a lifelong passion! The euphonium is a member of the "tuba family" and is sometimes called the baritone horn.
The first TUBACHRISTMAS was conducted by the late Paul Lavalle in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, December 22, 1974. Traditional Christmas music performed at the first TUBACHRISTMAS was arranged by American composer Alec Wilder who ironically died on Christmas Eve, 1980. Wilder composed many solo and ensemble compositions for tuba and euphonium.
TUBACHRISTMAS has grown into an international event gathering thousands of players to perform holiday brass concerts. In New Jersey the Woodstown event was coordinated by Jim Ludlam and conducted by Ron Miller. A good time was had by all! Congratulations to Julianne!
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