2011 and 2010
Our sixth-annual Grand Rapids TUBACHRISTMAS featured 36 tubas, baritones, and sousaphones playing along with the New Horizons bands at Grandville High School.
Something really great happened: we had an instant quartet perform two of the pieces, and an excellent euphonium player, Jeff Horn, walked in and played a solo.
Geoffrey Saint directed.
Despite the threat of a West Michigan "snowmaggedon," we still had 38 players for this year's concert. Five directors, three sousaphones, two pre-teens, a 70-mile traveler, and about 8 folks playing their very first TUBACHRISTMAS.
Andy Loree's recording of "Lo, a Rose E'er Blooming"