Tuba Bach




Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival... Priceless performances!

Announcing the lineup for the
2016 Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival!

Festival concerts are Saturdays at 7:00pm and Sundays at 4:00pm
Big Rapids High School Auditorium
No admission charge.

An Imperial Frame of Mind
September 10 & 11, 2016

with the Majestic Brass, organist Jonathan Tuuk and the Grand Rapids Festival Chorale.

An Eclectic Frame of Mind
September 17 & 18, 2016

with saxophone virtuoso Joseph Luloff.

A Glorious Frame of Mind
September 24 & 25, 2016

with tenor Rodrick Dixon and pianist Alvin Waddles.

A Groovy Frame of Mind
October 1 & 2, 2016

with organissimo! and friends.

A Resonant Frame of Mind
October 8 & 9, 2016

with the Tuba Bach Quartet.

A Spellbound Frame of Mind
October 15 & 16, 2016

with the Cirque du Baque Circus Band and a captivating array of Circus Performers.

Be sure to join us for other Tuba Bach events throughout 2016, including:

A Tuba Bach Classics Concert with clarinetist John Varineau and pianist Gwen Varineau
Sunday, April 3, 4pm

First United Methodist Church, Big Rapids
All seats $10.00


A Motown Spectacular!
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 17, 18 (7:00pm) & 19 (4:00pm)

with the Einsenhower Dance Company and Alvin Waddles and friends.
Big Rapids High School Auditorium
Adults: $25.00 Students: $20.00

A McLain Family Christmas
Sunday, December 18, 4pm

First United Methodist Church, Big Rapids
All seats $10.00

Longest Marathon Playing the Tuba

Record Attempt ACHIEVED!

Ed Mallett has tentatively set a new Guinness World Record for LONGEST MARATHON CONCERT PLAYING the TUBA, Aug. 15, 2015

The attempt documentation will be sent to Guinness World Records for verification. See photos and video on the Tuba Bach Facebook Page!

Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival

Ed Mallett as TubaMan in the 2009 Big Rapids 4th of July paradeIt's not just the Tuba. It's much more than Bach. It's a series of Sunday afternoon concerts featuring internationally acclaimed tuba/euphonium artist and composer and Big Rapids resident Dr. Edward K. Mallett, joined by outstanding musicians in diverse programs ranging from opera to bluegrass, avant garde to rockabilly, and - of course - Bach.

Tuba Bach's goal is to provide the Big Rapids area community the opportunity to attend and experience world-class musical performances in their own town, free of charge. Tuba Bach is a community music event.