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FMS and GHS tuba players to participate in 'Tuba Christmas' on Dec. 6, in conjunction with annual NYS Tree Lighting Ceremony

Nov. 24, 2015—Tuba and euphonium players from Farnsworth Middle School and Guilderland High School are set to participate in the upcoming Tuba Christmas event, set for 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6 at Empire State Plaza. The GCSD tuba and euphonium players will join area professionals, amateurs, teachers and other students for a performance in conjunction with the annual New York State Official Tree Lighting Ceremony. GHS Wind Ensemble Director Kathleen Ehlinger will be conducting the performance.

Tuba Christmas, now in its 42nd year, is a tradition for low brass players throughout the U.S.  Aside from the local performance, over 500 brass players will join together for the tree lighting event at Rockefeller Center in New York City.  At Empire State Plaza, Tuba Christmas will take place on the Main Concourse near the Christmas tree. The event, hosted by Price Chopper, will conclude with fireworks.