TubaMeister Christmas

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TubaMeisters at the 2012 TubaMeister Christmas

All tuba, euphonium, and baritone horn players are invited to participate in the Thirty-Eighth Annual   TubaMeister Christmas, in downtown San Antonio,  Texas.

Date:        Saturday,             Dec. 17, 2016

Registration: (participants) 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the St. Johns Lutheran Church(502 E. Nueva)

Rehearsal:  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St.  Johns Lutheran Church

Concert:  12:00 noon, at the Arneson River Theater (on the River Walk)

Conducted by:   Lee Hipp, Principal Tuba, San Antonio Symphony Orchestra

Cost for participants:  $5.00 donation requested

Cost for audience:  Free

Each participant will receive one copy of the music (baritone parts available in both bass and treble clef).

Participants should bring a music stand or lyre. A strap may be helpful in holding the        instrument.  Tuba players may prefer to use a sousaphone, if they have one available.

The concert will be performed while standing (If you are unable to stand, please contact us to make special arrangements.).

Music is approximately grade 1½-2. Therefore, it is playable by a wide range of skill levels. (Download the music here)

For more information please contact Ray Grim (Christmas@theTubaMeisters.com) or    210-378-6549.

THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE–RAIN OR SHINE!!!
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Overview of 2015 TubaMeister Christmas(Photo Credit: Claudia Barlow)
Overview of 2015 TubaMeister Christmas(Photo Credit: Claudia Barlow)

The 37th Annual TubaMeister Christmas was an overwhelming success. There were 213 participants. The TubaMeisters wish to thank each and everyone who came out. A special thanks to Lee Hipp(conductor), Roger Steckley & the St. Johns Lutheran Church(rehearsal facility), and Gary Trumet(sound equipment & setup). Additional thanks to Bill Rohde & David Rodriguez(WOAI-1200) as well as Elizabeth Ruiz & Elaine Rodriguez(KTSA-550) for allowing us to promote the concert on local radio.

We are already looking forward to 2016 and the 38th Annual TubaMeister Christmas.
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There were 158 participants at the 36th Annual TubaMeister Christmas. Thanks to all of the participants for helping to make this such a special event. Check out this pic of the audience, from across the river:

View of the audience, from behind The TubaMeisters. Photo by Lee Hipp.
View of the audience from behind The TubaMeisters, 2014 TubaMeister Christmas (Photo Credit: Lee Hipp)

There were 156 participants at the 35th Annual TubaMeister Christmas.

Here are links to a couple of articles/blogs from past concerts:

http://www.kens5.com/news/Horn-players-jam-at-33rd-annual-TubaMeister-Christmas–183643811.html (actually 34th annual)

http://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/music/article/A-merry-low-brass-Christmas-2400866.php

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/us/gtt.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=tubameister&st=cse

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Scene from 2012 TubaMeister Christmas

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Here are links to videos of past concerts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oivD7GE2VwI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NbtDQ_t5Sc

http://youtube.com/watch?v=OTwpM_XYhQ0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEvO5Kguqig

http://youtube.com/watch?v=9UAoB8zEPfg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVQBfkG3knc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6AcMBFpM_U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xxwsmct8YY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwzfkpzPzpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCwEApfY5Bg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0nAoe4-ogI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 thoughts on “TubaMeister Christmas

    1. Check out the other portions of our website. You should locate videos that others have made of our group, when performing. We do not have a studio-made video to offer. If I can be of further assistance, please let me know. Thank you for your interest in our group.

      Vielen dank!
      Ray

  1. I just wanted to say I am planning on taking part in this and am so excited for it. My band directer knows the my friend, Trey, and I enjoy playing and getting new music so he suggested this to us and got us the music to practice on. Sadly though, Trey won’t make it this year, as he is leaving for Christmas with his family that morning. I am still super excited and can’t wait!

  2. As a 3 time participant, I do not remember seeing any, but my friend plays both trombone and bass trombone. Would he be allowed to play trombone, or would he have to switch to baritone that day?

    1. Thank you for your interest in our annual TubaMeister Christmas event. Only tuba, euphonium, and baritone instruments are welcome. One of the purposes of the event is provide a showcase for those who perform on those instruments, whose opportunities to perform such music are often limited. The ability level of your friend need not be particularly high, as the the music is not very difficult.

  3. TubaMeister Christmas 2015 was awesome!! What a great performance by all…… Looking forward to next years show… on Dec. 17, 2016!!

    1. Thanks, Jane. We’re really pleased with how things turned out. It is always good to hear when folks enjoyed the show, and we’re always happy to see you at one of our performances. Sorry I didn’t get to say “hi.” Thank you for the kind words.

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