Week 1: New Orleans

Tuba Bach Week 1 – New Orleans September 15 — 4 PM September 16 — 7 PM Big Rapids High School Auditorium 21175 15 Mile Rd, Big Rapids Jazz straight from the French Quarter of New Orleans, played by one of the city’s most celebrated treasures – the incomparable “Queen Clarinet,” Ms. Doreen Ketchens, along […]

Week 2 – South and Central America

Tuba Bach Week 2 – South and Central America September 22 — 4 PM September 23 — 7 PM Big Rapids High School Auditorium 21175 15 Mile Rd, Big Rapids Traditional music from a variety of regions throughout Central & South America and the Caribbean, presented by Venzuelan flute virtuoso Marco Granados, award-winning percussionist and […]

Week 3 – Detroit

Tuba Bach Week 3 – Detroit September 29 — 4 PM September 30 — 7 PM Big Rapids High School Auditorium 21175 15 Mile Rd, Big Rapids Testimony Sings — Detroit’s premiere gospel quintet, featuring the vocal talents of Lori Wesby, Angela Bostic, Keisha Lanae’, Chandra Lewis and Lori Bobbit-Waddles — present a soulful celebration […]

Week 4 – Canada

Tuba Bach Week 4 – Canada October 6 — 4 PM October 7 — 7 PM Big Rapids High School Auditorium 21175 15 Mile Rd, Big Rapids Harmonica virtuoso Mike Stevens, a true one-of-a-kind performer, educator, composer, speaker and humanitarian, returns to the Tuba Bach stage with fellow-Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist Matt Anderson, joining Ed Mallett for […]

Week 5 – Kentucky

Tuba Bach Week 5 – Kentucky October 13 — 4 PM October 14 — 7 PM Big Rapids High School Auditorium 21175 15 Mile Rd, Big Rapids The McLain Family Band, one of the Bluegrass State’s most celebrated families of music, celebrate their 50th year of performing together. Raymond McLain, Ruth McLain-Smith, Al White, Alice […]

Week 6 – Mexico

Tuba Bach Week 6 – Mexico October 13 — 4 PM October 14 — 7 PM Big Rapids High School Auditorium 21175 15 Mile Rd, Big Rapids Music from south of the border, as Tuba Bach’s Ed Mallett joins in with the award-winning Mariachi Monumental de Mexico, plus spicy Tejano music from 2-time Grammy winner […]

March 10, 2018: Tuba Bach Spring Concert

Tuba Bach Spring Concert – Songs from the Americas Saturday, March 10 — 7 – 9 PM Fellowship Christian Reformed Church 407 Perry Ave Big Rapids, MI 49307 Mezzo soprano Kira McGirr, Cleveland Chamber Choir soloist, bass baritone Jeffery Norris, Instructor of Voice at Interlochen Arts Academy and Alvin Waddles, piano virtuoso, present folk and […]

June 17, 2018: All-American Ragtime Celebration

All-American Ragtime Celebration Sunday, June 17 — 4 PM Big Rapids Band Shell 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). 2018 marks our […]