TUBACHRISTMAS

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ATTENTION ALL TUBA AND EUPHONIUM PLAYERS

2013 is the 40th anniversary for TUBACHRISTMAS concerts/events which are presented throughout the world. TUBACHRISTMAS was conceived in 1974 by Harvey Phillips as a tribute to his teacher and mentor William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day, 1902. Through the legendary William J. Bell we reflect on our heritage and honor all great artists/teachers whose legacy has given us high performance standards, well structured pedagogy, professional integrity, personal values and a camaraderie envied by all other instrumentalists. The first TUBACHRISTMAS was conducted by 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. He was a loyal supporter of every effort to improve the literature and public image of our chosen instruments. Through Alec Wilder we express our respect and gratitude to all composers who continue to embrace our instruments with their compositions and contribute to the ever growing solo and ensemble repertoire for tuba and euphonium.



BECOMING A TUBACHRISTMAS COORDINATOR:  If you do not find a TUBACHRISTMAS event in your area and you or your organization is interested in presenting a TUBACHRISTMAS concert or related event, please contact the HARVEY PHILLIPS FOUNDATION (H.P.F.) (address below).  TUBACHRISTMAS is a registered and copyrighted property of the  H.P.F.  Commercial exploitation by any individual or organization is strictly prohibited.  Among other properties of the HARVEY PHILLIPS FOUNDATION, INC, are TUBASANTAS, OCTUBAFEST, SUMMERTUBAFEST, TUBACOMPANY, TUBARANCH, TUBAJAZZ, TUBAQUILLAS, HOLIDAYTUBAS, etc.

 

THE HARVEY PHILLIPS FOUNDATION, INC.  (HPF) is a not-for-profit foundation incorporated in the state of New York and is dedicated to "...developing, expanding, and preserving the music arts..."  The Foundation focuses special attention on musical instruments not ordinarily the object of other support.  The Foundation facilitates its goals by providing scholarship assistance to selected established institutions which offer academic and music performance training, by assisting the commission of new compositions and other performing repertoire, by creating opportunities for public performances, by building public audiences which appreciate and support performances of all musical instruments, by presenting public lectures and clinics which impart knowledge and understanding of the urgent and special needs of the music arts and performing musicians, by offering consultant services and public relations expertise to music arts organizations.  Donations to The HPF, Inc. are tax-deductible.  If you would like more information on how you can become a benefactor, patron, sponsor or contributor, please write to the below address.

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WE WILL NOT BE MAILING THE INTERNATIONAL FLYER.  THIS WEB PAGE www.TUBACHRISTMAS.com WILL BE UPDATED AS  INFORMATION IS RECEIVED FROM OUR COORDINATORS.


JOIN TUBISTS UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD ASSOCIATION
All tuba and euphonium players who participate in TUBACHRISTMAS concerts are encouraged to become active members of International Tuba Euphonium Association. For membership information see https://iteaonline.safesecureweb.com/joinITEA/1974/.


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Harvey G. Phillips, President
THE HARVEY PHILLIPS FOUNDATION, INC.
TUBACHRISTMAS, P.O. Box 933, Bloomington, IN 47402-0933
Web: www.TUBACHRISTMAS.com (check web site for updates)
TUBACHRISTMAS is a registered property of the Harvey Phillips Foundation, Inc.