Contact & Location


Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.
PHONE: 208-885-6231
FAX: 208-885-7254

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015
a Jack O'Lantern and a tuba

Tubaween 2014

Les TubaMiserables

Friday, Oct. 31 - 6:30 p.m.
UI Administration Auditorium
$5 suggested donation

Costumes, comedy and tubas. That pretty much describes “Tubaween” – the annual Halloween event that showcases the talents of the tuba and euphonium players, as well as the skirt wearing sousaphone players from the Vandal Marching Band.

The annual Tubaween performance will be held on Friday, October 31 at 6:30 PM in the Administration Auditorium.  Please note this is a new time and new location.

This year's concert will feature members of the UI tuba studio in recital followed by a skit based on the Broadway hit Les Miserables, appropriately titled Les TubaMiserables.

Donations are welcome.  Proceeds will help fund the studio's performance at the 2015 Northwest Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference in Boise.

“Tubaween” musical fare includes both classical music and fresh arrangements of popular songs. The event originated under music professor Bob Spevacek and has been a University of Idaho tradition since 1985. Student organizers receive no class credit for putting the production together.

“Tubaween is a student-produced event,” said Torrey Lawrence, Director of the Lionel Hampton School of Music and a professor of tuba. “Students do it because it’s a great tradition. It’s fun. It’s whacky and it’s entertaining, and it’s an opportunity to show people the tuba and euphonium in a humorous setting.”

“Tubaween” is open to students, faculty, staff and the public. A suggested $5 donation is collected at the door. Proceeds support tuba and euphonium events and guest artists.

Children and adults are encouraged to wear a costume and participate in the costume contest.