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