Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tuba Carol Fest set in Gettysburg

I almost listed this as a "Good Stuff" post but I'm not sure. Well at least its not accordions. From Central PA.

It's the uncertainty of how many people will come that keeps event organizer Ben Jones guessing every year at the Tuba Carol Fest, in Lincoln Square in Gettysburg.

"People ask every year how many are going to be playing," Jones said. "I never know until they walk in the door."

With no advance registration, anyone who plays a low brass instrument is invited to join the group of players on Saturday. Not only are tuba players welcome, but anyone who plays a low brass instrument, including baritone and euphonium.

Players begin registration at 5:30 p.m. at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, at the corner of Baltimore and High streets. Rehearsal follows at 6 p.m. at the church. Then the carolers proceed to Lincoln Square, where they perform in front of the Gettysburg Hotel, beginning at 7 p.m.

"It's just one of those events that sets the tone for the holidays," said Karen Hendricks, Gettysburg Festival public relations/marketing director. "I think it's one of the most unique Christmas events in all of central Pennsylvania."

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