< TubaChristmas 2020

Cedar Rapids Area
Merry TubaChristmas 2020

Here is the FaceBook video 2020 Greater Cedar Area TubaChristmas Streaming Event in case you missed it!

The audio is somewhat distorted for the first 15-20 minutes but then it will sound great!
They had to make some technical adjustments as this was their first time playing at this location.

Thank you to all who tuned in and thank you to the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band for making this event happen!!

The 19th annual Cedar Rapids Area Merry TubaChristmas concert is scheduled for 2:00PM Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Yes, we are having a Greater Cedar Rapids Area Merry TubaChristmas event for 2020
and yes, due to COVID-19, it will be quite different than previous years!

This year our event will be a virtual streaming event via Facebook.

So many cities have canceled and are doing nothing this year.
But, thank you Steve Shanley - Director of the Cedar Rapids Municpal Band, for helping us find a way to celebrate our unique event!

Date: Saturday, Dec 5, 2020

Time: 2:00PM

Web address: https://www.facebook.com/CRMuniBand

This year we have partnered with the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band to produce an on-line streaming event via Facebook. The low brass quartet from the Municipal Band will perform the usual line-up of great Christmas tunes from past TubaChristmas concerts.
These musicians are volunteers and will follow social distancing guidelines during this performance.

Thank you Muni Band low brass quartet for doing this!!!

On Dec 5 go to the web address listed above to listen in and play along with the quartet from your home!

The quartet will not be able to hear us but we can all play along with this all-star accompaniment
and remain safe and comfortable in our own homes.

Best Decorated Horn and Costume Contest

We are excited to announce another activity for our virtual event this year. Every year we have a contest for the 'Best Decorated Horn' and
we have found a way to make that happen this year too!
And in addition, we are adding a category for 'Best Costume' also!

A special thank you to Heidi Haney and all her fantastic work to get this set up. Thank you Heidi!

This is how it will work:

Post pictures Thanksgiving Day through 6:00PM Wednesday, Dec 2 .
Vote for your favorites Thursday, Dec 3 through 9:00PM Friday, Dec 4.
Winners announced during the virtual event Saturday Dec, 5!

Instructions: Post a picture of your holiday decorated horn and/or your holiday costume.

1.  If you already have a FaceBook account, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/408406396854135/?active_tab=discussion and log in.
2.  Post your picture(s) in the comments section under the picture of the decorated horn.
    Now your picture(s) and name will be visible to others for voting later.
3. If you do not have a FaceBook account or would rather not have FaceBook post your name, send the pic(s) to me at
    Jim Engelbach - tubafun@mchsi.com and I will post them for you.
    Be sure to give me a first name so we can identify the picture for voting.

Picture posting will close Wednesday, Dec 2 at 6:00PM.

Wednesday evening, Dec 2 our fantastic panel of judges (yet to be determined!) will select the top 5 entries from each category.

1.   Beginning Thursday, Dec 3 a link will be available on the Muni Band FaceBook page that will
       allow you to vote for your favorite from the top five entries in each category.
2.   Voting will remain open until 9:00PM Friday, Dec 4.
3.   Winners will be announced during the virtual event on Saturday, Dec 5!

Let's get decorating!

So find your TubaChristmas music, grease up the slides, oil the valves and pump up the volume! And the most important thing ------- have fun!

Here is the 2020 TubaChristmas Playlist! Link to the Playlist in PDF form is available here.

2020 Merry TubaChristmas Playlist
All Songs are from “Carols for a Merry TubaChristmas”
Arranged by Alec Wilder and Norlan Bewley

1 Adeste Fideles
3 Deck the Halls
4 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
5 The First Noel
6 Good King Wenceslas
9 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
11 Silent Night
13 The Wassail Song
14 Joy to the World
15 We Three Kings
17 Angels We Have Heard on High
19 O Come, O Come Emmanuel
22 Bring a Torch Jeannette, Isabella
24 O Christmas Tree
25 Away in a Manger
26 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
28 Carol of the Bells
33 Jingle Bells
23 We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Note: Since this is a virtual event, there will not be any registration fee, and there will be no merchandise,
music books or buttons for sale locally this year.
However, music books and merchandise (not buttons) can be ordered at http://www.tubachristmas.com/merchandise.htm

Check back often as any updates will be posted on this site. We are still working on a couple of ideas!

Drop me a line at: Jim Engelbach - tubafun@mchsi.com
Your Merry TubaChristmas Concert Coordinator!
It is always great to hear from you!

Visit the international Merry TubaChristmas web site at TubaChristmas.com!

Click on the song title below to hear the music and richness of sound from our low brass musicians !

Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Jingle Bells
Walking In A Winter Wonderland