This year’s Christmas Concert is a family affair, featuring Alvin Waddles at the piano and his son Dominic on saxophone; Marion Hayden on bass and her son Tariq Gardner at the drumset; and Noah Mallett on vibraphone and his dad Ed playing an assortment of tuba-ish instruments! Tune in for a jazzy Noel!
Many thanks to all who helped make Tuba Bach 2020 a success! To our musicians: Justin Emerich, Alicia Eppinga, Tariq Gardner, Marion Hayden, Hyesook Kim, Noah Mallett, Chris Martin, Mary Jane Miller, Derek Polischuk, Phil Sinder, Demondrae Thurman, John Varineau, Alvin Waddles, Dominic Waddles, and Jeffery Zook. To our sponsors (see below!). To the National Endowment for the Arts, for a COVID relief grant that ultimately made our 2020 season possible. To Immanuel Lutheran Church, for providing a beautiful venue. To West Michigan Piano for the Steinway. To Steve Masters and the folks at Sunny 97.3 for making our live radio broadcast happen. To Jeff Gabalis and Jeff Pedelty, for making the livestream events happen. And especially to all of our donors and audience members, for your faithful support!
All of our concerts from 2020 Tuba Bach are available for viewing – just select the 2020 FESTIVAL SERIES heading, then click on any of the six concerts to find a link to their videos
We are very much looking forward to 2021. Keep tabs on our website, facebook (FaceBach) page and Youtube (YouTuba) channel for up to date information as we move forward. Plenty of exciting things to come! In the meantime, check out any concerts you may have missed this year, as all performances from this season are available for viewing on Youtube – and more to come!
Tuba Bach 2020 is sponsored in part by the following businesses and organizations: Edward Jones – Dan Terry, Bush Insurance Agency, McDonald’s Restaurant of Big Rapids, Babb Ford, Crossroads Pest Control, Mecosta County Visitors Bureau, Stone Hill Veterinary Clinic, Sunny 97.3FM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, West Michigan Piano, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. We are also grateful for the sponsorship of the following individuals: Amy Buse, Darrell Corrie & Barbara Pillsbury, Bob & Mary Clark, Jerena Keys, Lee & Karen Kitson, Gordon & Janet Mallett, Karen Motawi, Gunder Myran, Jeff & Jane Pedelty, Judy Tressler, and George & Alice Wales.