Many thanks to Alvin and Dominic Waddles, Marion Hayden and Tariq Gardner, and Noah Mallett for making the 2020 Tuba Bach Christmas Concert a success. If you missed it (or want to watch again!), click here to find our YouTuba site – where you can also find our entire 2020 festival season!
Long-time Tuba Bach friends Rodrick Dixon and Alfreda Burke have recorded a Holiday program for 2020 as well, at Roosevelt University’s historic Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. Their program is available to watch through December 31. There is a $25 fee to access the program – follow this link to watch these wonderful performers from the comfort of your home!
Many thanks to the Big Rapids Lions and Rotary Clubs, along with Robyn Stratton and Kate McGlynn, for all of their hard work organizing Mecosta County 2020 Giving Day! And many thanks to those who so generously contributed to Tuba Bach and all of the other participating non-profit organizations in our area. Your support is very much appreciated! The Mecosta County Giving day website will remain active through the end of the year – be sure to take a look!
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.