LOGAN – The Tuba Christmas, scheduled for Saturday Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., is one of the selected groups in the Logan Tabernacle Christmas Concert Series this year. The Tuba Christmas is not just a Logan novelty; it is performed in major cities all over the world. Trevor Teuscher and his son Sam coordinate the Christmas treat.
Sam said it has been a holiday tradition in many places since 1974 when Harvey G. Phillips conceived the idea as a tribute to his teacher William J. Bell.
“Phillips died around Christmas a few years later,” Sam said. “It gave young tuba players a way to play more fun and interesting parts instead of the ‘Um-pah’ that they are known for.”
The Teuchers brought the Tuba Christmas to Logan about 10 years ago.
Tuba players and their euphonium counterparts – French horn, trombone, sousaphone, trumpet and the like – coordinate before the concert. They go over the music a few times and then perform that evening.
“We get people from in and out of the valley,” he said. “Usually we get tuba players from as far away as Salt Lake City.”
Tuba Christmas is one of 14 other performances at this year’s Concert series.
All of the concerts will be held at 7 p.m., except for the Sunday, Dec. 15th performance of Handel’s Messiah performed by the Logan North Stake. That concert will be held at 6:30 p.m.
The Logan Tabernacle Christmas Concert Series schedule is as follows:
- Friday Dec. 6 the Westminster Bell Choir
- Saturday Dec. 7 the Tuba Christmas
- Tuesday Dec. 10 Jonathan Rose
- Wednesday Dec. 11 Constance Jensen & Friends
- Thursday Dec. 12 Towne Singers Choir
- Friday Dec. 13 Garth Smith
- Saturday Dec. 14 Irv Nelson Variety Program
- Sunday Dec. 15 6:30 Handel’s Messiah performed by the Logan North Stake
- Tuesday Dec. 17 Musicality Women’s Chorus
- Wednesday Dec. 18 Craig Anderson & Family
- Thursday, Dec. 19 The First Art Singers
- Friday, Dec. 20 Ranch Hands Country Christmas
And the last concert will be held on Saturday, December 21. It will be the Rocky Ricks Christmas Program with a Sing-Along.
The concert and Lecture Series is sponsored by the Cache Community Connections, an interfaith and civic organization, and is supported in part by the RAPZ Tax.