is the 44th 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.
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.
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.
* * P L E A S E N O T E * * * WE
WILL NOT BE MAILING THE INTERNATIONAL FLYER. THIS WEB PAGE www.TUBACHRISTMAS.com
WILL BE UPDATED AS INFORMATION IS RECEIVED FROM OUR COORDINATORS.