No, Ben hasn't switched instruments. He is still a devoted trombone player. However, there is one time of year when he ventures into the world of the euphonium/baritone. He really wants to be able to participate in Tuba Christmas, so he borrows an instrument from the school and practices his heart out for this one day. It is very impressive to me that he is able to figure it out! He participated last year too, but he felt much more prepared this year.
Tuba Christmas, in Bartlesville, is performed outside on the lawn of the Frank Philips home with as many tuba, euphonium and baritone players as are willing to participate. I believe there were nearly 40 of them this year.
I am so proud of this talented boy!!
Abby enjoyed some hot cider after the performance.
Luke was happy to see Santa and Mrs. Claus.
I know Ben is already looking forward to next year's Tuba Christmas!