Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuba Family Players

Last weekend, Lithus and I stumbled onto a free carols concert in downtown Anchorage. It was all tubas, all the time. In fact, it billed itself as Tuba Christmas. Tuba players from all over the state come together in various towns and cities, dress themselves, dress their horns, and play Christmas music. As the Divine M put it, Tubas huh. That must have been something. When I think of Christmas music (or I guess really music in general) tuba is not the first instrument I think of. Interesting.

Now, in fairness, while I do think of brass ensembles, I don't necessarily think of tubas. Or I didn't realize I thought of tubas. I had no freaking idea all of these instruments were in the tuba family. No clue. But they are. And it was a delightful, unexpected find. If you want to see pictures, they are posted over here, at my travel blog.

Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.


kimber said...

Ah, the majestic tuba! Thank you for giving it the credit that it's due. :D

BostonPobble said...

The red-headed stepchild of the brass section deserves a shout out this time of year. :)