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Lower Dauphin tuba players part of Christmas ensemble at Rockefeller Center in New York City

Posted 1/9/18

Lower Dauphin sixth-graders Drake Risser and Joey Scharmer; eighth-graders Logan Devine and Jack Francis; middle school band director Greg Hutchison; and high school junior Reese LaDuke all performed …

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Lower Dauphin tuba players part of Christmas ensemble at Rockefeller Center in New York City

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Lower Dauphin sixth-graders Drake Risser and Joey Scharmer; eighth-graders Logan Devine and Jack Francis; middle school band director Greg Hutchison; and high school junior Reese LaDuke all performed in the Tuba Christmas ensemble at Rockefeller Center in New York City right before the holiday break joining with hundreds of tuba players on the rink at Rockefeller Center in New York City to play Christmas carols and other crowd favorites. Musicians from across the country were conducted by Chris Wilhjelm, conductor of the famous Goldman band. Conceived by tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips to honor his teacher, the late William J. Bell (who was born on Christmas Day 1902), the first Tuba Christmas was presented at Rockefeller Center in 1974, conducted by Paul LaValle, of Band of America fame.