Over 50 area tuba and euphonium players will present the ninth annual Commerce Merry TUBACHRISTMAS concert on Saturday, December 9th. The performance will take place outdoors on the square in downtown Commerce at 12:30 pm and this year’s conductor is A&M-Commerce Professor of Tuba and Euphonium, Dr. Jeff Baker. The concert, free of charge and open to the public, is presented by the Texas A&M University-Commerce Music Department and the Harvey Phillips Foundation. TUBACHRISTMAS concerts are performed annually in over 200 cities throughout the world. Persons of all ages who play the tuba, sousaphone, euphonium, or baritone horn are cordially invited to perform in this concert. Registration is from 10:15-11:00 a.m. and will be followed by a music rehearsal from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The registration and rehearsal will take place at the Texas A&M University - Commerce Music Building. Participants should dress in accordance with the prevailing weather conditions. 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.