Tuba Christmas 5

Tuba Christmas 5

A musician performs at Penn State Behrend's annual Tuba Christmas concert.

Tuba Christmas concerts are an opportunity for low-brass musicians to show the full range of their instruments, says Gary Viebranz, who coordinates the annual holiday concert at Penn State Behrend. "For this one concert," he said, "everybody gets to play the melody. Everybody gets to play harmony. And the players rise to that."

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