San Diego

Sat., Dec. 7, 2019
2 p.m. Registration
4 p.m. Rehearsal
7 p.m. Free Concert
Joy TUBA World!
SIGN UP BELOW and KICK OFF a BOOMING holiday season with an assortment of holiday songs and good cheer. Tuba Christmas is non-denominational in spirit and musical program.  ANYONE with a tuba, a sousaphone, a euphonium, a baritone, or virtually any low brass horn is WELCOME to perform.  However, every musician must REGISTER and attend REHEARSAL.  (Please read all details below.)   From the novice beginner to the accomplished virtuoso, ANYONE of ANY age can come play...or join the singing audience!  Started in Los Angeles in 1974, Tuba Christmas is now celebrated throughout the country and the world, from L.A. to New York, from Chicago to New Orleans, as well as from London to Tokyo...and now SAN DIEGO!  Where there are tubas, you will find Tuba Christmas.  
To learn more, visit www.TubaChristmas.com. 
If you would like to recruit low brass players and audience members for the sing-along concert, please feel free to copy and print our poster.

Need help?  Just contact us below and we will send you a copy via email!  
Venue:  PHAME! 
The Patrick Henry Arts, Media and Entertainment (PHAME!) Performing Arts Center at Patrick Henry High School is the venue for Tuba Christmas San Diego.  This beautiful facility received an Orchid Award for Architecture in 2017, and its acoustically engineered, 500-seat concert hall offers a professional orchestra shell and fixed seating for audience comfort.  Net proceeds from this event will support music programs at PHHS.
2019 Musician
Registration & Rehearsal
Pre-registration is encouraged. 
Please use contact form below. 

6 p.m.:  DINNER 

Musician Registration:  $10
Music Books:  Small $20; Large $25

Invite friends & relatives to free concert.
Decorate your instrument. 
Dress in your zaniest holiday gear.
Help with set up and take down of chairs & stands.
FREE Concert
FREE, but seating limited. Tickets may be available at the door, but advance tickets are encouraged.  Simply contact us using the Pre-Registration & Advance Tickets Form at the bottom of this page.  Just let us know your name and how many tickets you will need. 

PLEASE dress in your craziest interpretation of the holiday spirit...AND bring your best singing voice.  Don't be shy!  Lyrics to the concert program will be available.  Should you forget to dress, Tuba Christmas apparel (hats and mufflers) will be on sale at the kiosk outside.
Low Brass Rules!
Tuba Christmas San Diego is grateful to these individuals and their organizations for their help and support.
William Nakamura
Doctoral Student, Music, USC
Coordinator, Tuba Christmas San Diego
Maestro David Amos
Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra
Maestro Matthew Kalal
Instrumental Music Director
Patrick Henry High School
Maestro Santa Claus
Conductor, North Pole Symphony
Motto:  "Tuba kind to everyone." 
Slogan:  "Ho!  Ho!  Ho!"
Russ Sperling
VAPA Director
San Diego Unified School District
Dr. Eric Starr
Lecturer, Brass Chamber Music
San Diego State University
Scott Sutherland
Principal Tubist, Redlands Symphony
Artist Teacher, University of Redlands
Doug Tornquist
Principal Tubist, Long Beach Symphony 
Adjunct Instructor:  USC, Colburn Conservatory and CA Institute of the Arts
MUSICIANS:  Sign up and see your name here! 
Douglas Gross
Lawrence L. Hendee

William Nakamura
Eric Starr
Scott Sutherland 
SDSU Tuba Ephonium Ensemble
Doug Tornquist
UCLA Tuba Euphonium Ensemble

Pre-Registration & Advance Tickets
(Musicians:  Please tell us your instrument in the message!)
To register as a musician, reserve your music book, or to reserve tickets in the singing audience, please contact us.  Musician registration and music books payments will be handled the morning of the concert.   Cash preferred.

Please let us know what instrument you will be playing.  Seating, both on stage and in the audience is limited.  Please be sure to contact us as soon as possible.

Thank you...and may you enjoy a BOOMING holiday season!
Patrick Henry High School
Thrilled to host Tuba Christmas San Diego, PHHS has a proud tradition of orchestral ensembles and marching bands under the auspices of Matthew Kalal.  Net proceeds from this event will support music programs at the school.