Need Some Holiday Spirit? Let A Lot of Tubas Help

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tubaxmascatch of the day fish (2)The holiday season is a time to let everyone shine. In the case of bands and orchestras, that means it’s time to let those who don’t normally don’t get the solos step out. Like tubas.On Saturday, the nationally-organized event known as TubaChristmas makes its Baltimore appearance at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater. The concert is set for 3:30 p.m. The big group of tubas will be joined by the Heart of Maryland Chorus, and admission is free.

TubaChristmas has been getting the big bells together since a 1974 concert in New York to play Christmas carols. Since tuba players don’t discriminate, sousaphones, baritones and euphoniums are also welcome. In Baltimore, there have been years of 200 tubas getting together. Let’s hope there are just as many this year. If they cross paths with the nearby Ugly Sweater Run, you’ll know we’ve hit the silly season.


Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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