Using tuba, piano, trombone, voice and euphonium, Sterling College's music professors have spent their Christmas "vacation" bringing music to audiences near-Sterling, Hutchinson, McPherson, and Wichita-and far-Boulder, Colorado and Atlanta, Georgia.
The Christmas season started just before Thanksgiving for Assistant Professor of Music Blair Martin when he played the tuba in the Hutchinson Christmas Parade as part of the Hutchinson Municipal Band, the longest running city band in the state of Kansas. Martin next played tuba and trombone for Hutchinson's First Nazarene Church's "Season of Light" concerts on December 11-13. On December 17 he played the tuba in the Hutchinson Symphony/Hutchinson Choir's Christmas concert held at the Fox Theatre. A highlight of that show was the guest performance of Miss Kansas Becky Ronen, who plays the trumpet.
On December 20 he changed instruments and played the euphonium, a brass instrument similar to the tuba, at the Free Methodist Church in McPherson. His season of performances ended the following day when he played the tuba in a brass group accompanying the Sterling High School Choir at their Christmas concert.
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