Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival

Enriching the lives of adults and children in Big Rapids and West-Central Michigan through exemplary performances and programs presented by world-class musicians

Join us in 2018 as we explore the colorful palette of music and cultures throughout North, Central and South America

— presented by some of the finest musicians in the world!

Tuba Bach Spring Concert –
Songs from the Americas

Saturday, March 10 — 7 PM – 9 PM
Fellowship Christian Reformed Church
407 Perry Ave, Big Rapids

Kira McGirr
Jeffery Norris
Alvin Waddles
Ed Mallett






Mezzo soprano Kira McGirr, Cleveland Chamber Choir soloist, bass baritone Jeffery Norris, Instructor of Voice at Interlochen Arts Academy and Alvin Waddles, piano virtuoso, join Ed Mallett in presenting folk and art songs from throughout the Americas – featuring music by Stephen Foster, Aaron Copland, Big Rapids composer Robert Garrels and other traditional selections from the Americas.

This concert event is generously sponsored in part by:




Check out photos from this event.  Thank you, Jeff Pedelty!



All-American Ragtime Celebration
Sunday, June 17 — 4 PM
Mitchell Creek Park Pavilion
Big Rapids

A Father’s Day celebration of original American ragtime music by George Hamilton Green, James P. Johnson, Scott Joplin and more, performed by Dominic & Alvin Waddles (saxophone & piano) and Noah & Ed Mallett (xylophone & tuba)