A tuba player rehearses at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 for Tuba Christmas. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

A tuba player rehearses at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 for Tuba Christmas. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)