Video: No sophomore jinx for Merry Tuba Christmas in Morristown

Who needs a fire when the weather outside is so delightful?

Merry Tuba Christmas 2013. Photo by Scott Schlosser

Merry Tuba Christmas 2013. Photo by Scott Schlosser

Throw in more than 60 tubists and euphonists–one for every degree on the thermometer–and you have yourself a Merry Little Tuba Christmas.

Saturday marked the second year for Merry Tuba Christmas on the Morristown Green. The tradition began in New York City four decades ago, and it seems to be taking root here, thanks to Morristown High School Band Director Doug Rutan.

Players ranged in age from 3 to 82, and traveled from points as far as Philadelphia and Toms River.

They were conducted by John Palatucci of Verona, and Doug got some organizing help from Matt Paterno, director of the Hanover Wind Symphony.

You can catch the Hanover Wind Symphony at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on March 9, 2014.

 

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Photos by Scott Schlosser and Kevin Coughlin. Click icon below for captions.

WINDED--IN A GOOD WAY: From left, Doug Rutan, John Palatucci and Matt Paterno, orchestrators of Merry Tuba Christmas 2013 in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

WINDED–IN A GOOD WAY: From left, Doug Rutan, John Palatucci and Matt Paterno, orchestrators of Merry Tuba Christmas 2013 in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin



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