TubaChristmas: A holiday tradition returns

Published 10:55 am Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

25th Annual TubaChristmas is set for December 3


For the 25th year, a special holiday concert known as TubaChristmas will be taking place in Columbus. TubaChristmas concerts take place worldwide, but the yearly performance of TubaChristmas in our area is a local tradition, featuring a collection of tuba and baritone horn players performing holiday favorites. The concert is free of charge. 

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox


In recent years, the program has been held on the front lawn of the Polk County Courthouse. This year the concert will return to the Polk County High School Auditorium on December 3 at 1:30 p.m.


This year the conductor will be Mr. John Holloway, from Greer, SC. Holloway spent 34 years teaching in public schools.  


Over the years the performers have ranged in age from 12 to 90, and have come from all over the Carolinas, and even out of state. Big brass players near and far are invited to participate in the 25th Anniversary Celebration, and new players are always welcome. The local event is looking for more players to join, and the participant registration fee is $10.


The traditional songs and carols planned for the performance have been arranged for this special group of instruments. The whole sound has been compared to that of an organ, as the sound that fills the air is unique, rich and full, and there will be times for the audience to sing along. Come and join the music at Polk County High School on December 3 at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact coordinator Manfred Walter at waltermanfred37@gmail.com.