Dec 13, 2019
12:30 PM - 01:00 PM
21 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
It's that time of year! Your favorite brass musicians are headed for the grand steps of the Old Capitol Museum for Iowa City's beloved annual tradition (since the 1970's): Holiday Tubas!
The University of Iowa School of Music and the Pentacrest Museums invite guests to enjoy the classic holiday tunes while getting in the giving spirit on the Pentacrest. Here's everything you need to know:
TOY DONATION: As is tradition, the crew will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for Holiday Shop of the Iowa City Domestic Violence Intervention Program. Bring a toy to donate!
TREATS: Directly following the performance, the Old Capitol Museum welcomes all inside to warm up with hot apple cider and cookies in the beautiful, historic space at the heart of our great city.
LET'S GET FESTIVE: The performers are hoping to encourage all participants and attendees to don their most festive apparel to help make this years performance the most visually colorful and festive yet. Break out the ugly X-mas sweaters, folks!
PERFORMERS: The musicians made up of University of Iowa Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium John Manning's studio students, joined by several alumni, adult enthusiasts and other students. **OPEN CALL** - anyone with a tuba, sousaphone or euphonium is welcome to join: "We ask them to meet us at noon inside of the Old Capitol building and we start playing at 12:30 and conclude at 1pm. We will be having two rehearsals prior to the event on Thursday, December 3rd and Tuesday, December 10th from 12pm to 1pm in the Welch Rehearsal Room (2451) of the Voxman Music Building. Those interested may join us, but rehearsal is not mandatory for participating in the performance."
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