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Holiday Tuba Fest 2023 - Sunday, December 3, 2023

MBA's Holiday Tuba Festival (established 2002) provides an opportunity for tuba and euphonium players from across Manitoba to gather in December to perform a concert of carols on the Piano Nobile level of the Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall for Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra patrons.

2023 Schedule:

  • 11:15 - 11:45am - Registration & Warm-up

  • 11:45 - 12:45pm - Rehearsal on Piano Nobile

  • 12:45 - 1:00pm - Break

  • 1:05 - 1:45pm - Performance

  • 1:45 - 2:00pm - Performers depart or stay for WSO Concert

Make sure to dress up yourself and your tuba,
there will be prizes for best dressed/best decorated!

2023 Set-list

  1. Away in a Manger

  2. Hark the Herald Angels Sing 

  3. O Come, O Come Emmanuel 

  4. It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

  5. Winter Wonderland 

  6. Deck the Halls 

  7. Jingle Bells 

  8. O Hanukkah

  9. Joy to the World 

  10. The First Noel 

  11. Silent Night 

  12. Frosty the Snowman

  13. We Wish You a Merry Christmas


Remember to print the PDFs for your level of comfort. Play as much or as little as you wish and feel free to take breaks as desired!

WSO Special Offer for Holiday Tuba Festival Participants


The WSO is pleased to offer each Holiday Tuba Festival participant a 25% discount on tickets for the Troupe Vertigo: A Holiday Soirée concert on Holiday Tuba Festival day, Sunday, December 3, 2023. This discount applies to Sunday, December 3, 2023 performance only. Additionally, each participant is eligible for two complimentary tickets to one WSO concert from a choice of three different concerts in the new year. Promo codes for the ticket discount and complimentary tickets will be sent to participants upon registration.


Media Release Statement - Photographs/Videos & recordings of band members may be taken by the WSO, MBA,

or the media during the event. Participation in this event is your permission for these items to be used at the

concert, in promotional material, on-line and in the media.

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  • If you have participated in the past, please bring your music.

  • Some additional music has been added in the fall of 2018.

  • If you need music, please visit the link to the folder below and print a free copy of each selection.

  • Please also print and prepare the additional Linklater selections (3) PDF files from below (NEW).

  • Euphoniums play part 1 or 2 (your choice).  Euphonium parts are written in bass clef and treble clef.

  •   Tuba/Sousaphone players play part 3 (or part 4 when written).

  •   Level One parts have been added last year and this year as options for our newest players.

Additional level one parts added October 10, 2018 arranged by Chris Byman.  You can use the Scott Irvine, Vanessa Nowostawski, or Chris Byman parts as they all align for that selection.  The Fraser Linklater arrangements are separate selections.

The MBA  Tuba Music Folder

NEW SELECTION (Chris Byman):

         A Holiday Medley: for low brass ensemble!

            - Commissioned by the MBA for this event in the Fall of 2018.

ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS & LEVEL ONE PARTS: (for our newest players) 

         O Little Town Linklater PDF

         Angels We Have Heard Linklater PDF

         O Come, Emmanuel Linklater PDF

         Tuba & Euphonium Level 1 Parts Nowostawski (new) PDF

         Tuba & Euphonium Level 1 Parts Byman (new) PDF


In the fall of 2018 Jay Uschold, & Rob Monson (Tuba) and Kevin James & Vanessa Nowostawski (Euphonium) recorded the selections at Glenlawn Collegiate with Adam Mlodzinski.  Players can now learn and hear their parts for the music by listening to the selections on the right and even play along with these wonderful musicians

Joy Tuba World!

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