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TUBACHRISTMAS Coming to Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort

posted on December 16th, 2011 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort

TUBACHRISTMAS Performs in Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort

Calling all tuba and euphonium players! On Wednesday, Dec. 21, TUBACHRISTMAS will be attempting to set another world record at Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort, and they need your help.

For the past six years, Downtown Disney District has hosted this unique event, in which hundreds of tuba and euphonium players gather to perform holiday music arranged specifically for these instruments. A global phenomenon, the event is held in various locations around the world, including the Kennedy Center, Rockefeller Center, and locations in Canada, Costa Rica and Switzerland. The Disneyland group set the world record just a few years ago for the most tuba players ever participating in this world-wide tradition and is aiming to break the record again this year.

All ages and skill levels are invited to attend – this year, the youngest tuba player will be 8 years old and the oldest will be 82 years old. Event producer and Disneyland Resort Talent Booking and Casting Director, Stan Freese (who has been participating in TUBACHRISTMAS since 1983), says he is drawn to the event for its uniqueness.

“It’s fun, it’s free, and you won’t see something like this in just any shopping mall,” he says. Be sure to keep an eye out for Stan, who will even be playing a solo in the group’s performance of “Silent Night.”

Here are the event details:

  • Downtown Disney District, Wednesday, December 21
  • Registration: 8-10 a.m., in the Downtown Disney District valet parking lot
  • Rehearsal: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the Downtown Disney District valet parking lot
  • Performance: 2 p.m., in front of ESPN Zone

And even if you’re not a tuba player, come out and watch this spectacular performance!

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Catherine from CA on December 16th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

I’m going to try to see the Tuba Christmas,some tra la la with oomph pah pah.


Mike on December 16th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

What a fantastic thing for Disneyland to partner with. TubaChristmas is an amazing event and it has such a rich history with amazing Tuba players.


Martine from VA on December 16th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

My son wishes he could join in, but we are in VA. Any chance he could get the music?


Mike on December 18th, 2011 at 10:56 am

@Martine – There is a TubaChristmas event in almost every state. There are 4 in VA.

The music is available from the tubachristmas website.


Catrina on December 20th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

We are visiting from Seattle and were able to rent a tuba for my daughter….is music provided when we check in or do we need to print it from a website?