It Happened Again

music musings, beaverdamusa.comI found the Christmas spirit again.  It was right where I found it a couple of years ago – at a large church in downtown Nashville.  A couple of years ago, I mused about finding the Christmas spirit by listening to of all things – tubas playing Christmas carols (Tuba Christmas).

Regretfully, work prevented me from attending last year, so I made sure my calendar was blocked off to allow plenty of time to make it there for this year’s performance.  The performances have become so popular that there have been two performances for the last few years.  

This year didn’t disappoint.   As I sat in the pew, I again found myself singing along with over 120 tubas as they played through Christmas classics such as Joy to the World, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, and the witty Santa Wants a Tuba for Christmas.  Again, I was amazed at the sound these instruments made.  It truly is surprising how beautiful these instruments are.

Though I didn’t get to go last year, a couple of co-workers went based upon hearing about it from my Musing column.   They loved it and vowed to come back this year.  They kept their promise and even took in both shows!  This year was extra special because my beautiful bride got to attend with me along with a good friend of ours.  Since they were TCVs (Tuba Christmas Virgins), I was worried that they would be disappointed after I had hyped it up so much.  I believe I do have a couple of converts.  

I guess the Joy I feel in sharing Tuba Christmas is indicative of a lot of things.  I am reminded of the old Sunday School song goes “Hide it under a bushel? No!”  We all get caught up in the bustle of Christmas and worry whether we have enough presents.  As I age, I realize that joy comes from sharing experiences and feelings – not necessarily things.  

Take some time this Christmas and throughout the year to share things that make you happy with others.  Whether it is going to an event together or just letting someone know about a great new artist you discovered, share it.  It will bring you and the other person joy.

Peace to you at this Christmastime and go share some joy.  Thanks for reading throughout the year.

Musing in Music City


About Zach Clayton

Zach Clayton started Music Musings in 2013, but isn’t a stranger to music. While he may be a mild mannered accountant by day, he always has tunes going and forces his staff at work to play music trivia when they enter his office. He is a self-proclaimed lover of all music genres with over 3,500 songs in his iPod. Zach’s first concert was Eddie Money in Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gym in 1979 and claims to have seen Van Halen (all three incarnations) over 25 times. There have only been one or two years since 1979 that Zach hasn’t been to a concert. He also has the uncanny knack of getting to know several folks in the music scene – both out front and behind the scenes. Zach is in the process of indoctrinating his two boys into the rock and roll way by exposing them to concerts and various music while holding them hostage in his truck screaming the mantra – “rap is crap!”

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