Day 344: Silver Bells

Saturday evening we attended the Fountain City Brass Band Bells-a-Plenty concert. These brass players never cease to amaze me; they’ve won world titles in Britain – a country known for brass bands. FCBB is probably the best brass band in America. If you live in the Kansas City area, go to one of their concerts.

(I’m coming back to Friday’s photo – I’m going to post it with Sunday’s photo since they have a similar theme.)

Euphonium players awe the crowd at the Fountain City Brass Band holiday concert.
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Day 339: Merry Tuba Christmas!

Yesterday marked the 14th year I’ve participated in Tuba Christmas – a holiday concert performed by tuba and euphonium players. This year was unique, because we had the honor of performing in the exquisite new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The concert was standing room only, with some people even in a reception hall viewing the concert on-screen. I’m proud to say this is probably the most crowded the Helzberg Hall at the performing arts center has ever been. I mean, who wouldn’t want to listen to 600 low-brass players belt out Christmas music?

My baritone and my Tuba Christmas scarf, filled with pins dating back to in 1997.
The Helzberg Hall a the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is filled with guests and performers at the Kansas City Tuba Christmas.