The Allen Philharmonic welcomes area tuba and euphonium players to join us for the MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS 2018 Concert in Allen Texas.  The performance will take place outdoors on the Village Green at Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, Sunday, December 16th at 2:30pm. Dr. Jeff Baker, Allen Philharmonic Principal Tuba and Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Texas A & M Commerce, will conduct.

2018 is the 45th anniversary for TUBACHRISTMAS concerts and events which are presented annually in over 150 cities throughout the world. TUBACHRISTMAS was conceived in 1974 by the late Harvey Phillips as a tribute to his teacher and mentor William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day, 1902. “Bill” Bell is recognized by all musicians as one of the most preeminent tuba players throughout the world.   The concert is free of charge and open to the public and is presented in conjunction with the Harvey Phillips Foundation.

Persons of all ages who play the tuba, sousaphone, euphonium, or baritone horn, are cordially invited to perform in this concert.  Registration is from noon to 1:00pm, followed by a music rehearsal from 1:00-1:45pm.  The registration and rehearsal will take place at Blue House Too, located at 934 Watters Creek Blvd, in Watters Crossing.  The music performed will be from CAROLS FOR A MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS, which is used at all official MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS concerts.  The books may be purchased at registration for $20.00. The registration fee for participants is $10.00.  Participants should dress in accordance with the prevailing weather conditions.

For questions and updated information regarding the 2018 Allen MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS program, contact our office  or 972.359.0656.  Come enjoy the spirit of the season with this annual musical celebration.

December 16th, 2018



December 16-17, 2018.

Follow Clara as she saves her beloved Nutcracker Prince from the evil Mouse Queen and embarks on a journey through the Land of Snow to the Palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Kingdom of the Sweets.  Live musical accompaniment by the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra.




Application deadline: Friday, December 7th, 2018

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March 9, 2019.

The Conductor’s Spellbook will include music from Harry Potter, as well as a piece by composer Paul Dooley called The Conductor’s Spellbook, a really fun, interactive composition that teaches the sound production principles of the various instruments.  Kids in the audience help cast magical spells to control the orchestra.Special Guest Artist will be the Gold Medalist of the Allen Philharmonic’s Roger & Ella Jo Adams Concerto Competition.



June 28, 2019.

This free family friendly concert is performed on the green at Watters Creek, a resort style shopping center in Allen.  Philip Obado, Director of Allen ISD Band program will plan and conduct a concert performance that include Sousa marches and music from American Composers.