Tuba Christmas

Tuba Christmas 2012 at Millennium Stage of Washington’s Kennedy Center is an annual Yule tuba concert which dates back to 1974.

Students from Westfield High School in Centreville, Va., including (from left, Cathryn Kost, 16, Abigail Perez, 15, and Joseph Drzemiecki, 17, wait with their tubas in the Grand Foyer of the Kennedy Center for the start of the rehearsal for Tuba Christmas on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Hundreds of tuba players came to the Kennedy Center Thursday to participate in Tuba Christmas, a concert that originated in 1974 as a tribute to the late artist/teacher William J. Bell, who was born on Christmas Day in 1902. Participants were asked to wear bright colors. They rehearsed for two hours before performing on the Millennium Stage at 6 p.m. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Students from Westfield High School in Centreville, Va., including (from left, Cathryn Kost, 16, Abigail Perez, 15, and Joseph Drzemiecki, 17, wait with their tubas in the Grand Foyer of the Kennedy Center for the start of the rehearsal for Tuba Christmas on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Hundreds of tuba players came to the Kennedy Center Thursday to participate in Tuba Christmas, a concert that originated in 1974 as a tribute to the late artist/teacher William J. Bell, who was born on Christmas Day in 1902. Participants were asked to wear bright colors. They rehearsed for two hours before performing on the Millennium Stage at 6 p.m. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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