The Triangle Tuba Quartet

Christmas Tubas

2017 Was Great!
Mark Your Calendars
Christmas Tubas 2018 is set for
Sunday, November 25, 2018
2 - 4 pm @ RDU

2018 Information

Mark your Calendars for Sunday, November 25, 2018, for the 23nd Annual RTP Christmas Tubas. This year we will be playing from 2-4 pm at the Terminal 2 Baggage Claim. Come on out and join us!

NEW PARKING INSTRUCTIONS Since this is such a busy day for the airport, you should give yourselves plenty of time to deal with traffic and parking. The parking situation at RDU has changed. They no longer have “Hourly” and “Daily” parking. The “Premier” section of the deck is closest to Terminal 2, but you will need to cross the road on the ticketing level and come down to baggage. Do not cross on the baggage level. We will be in the same place as last year. If there are no spots in the “Premier” section go to the “Central” section. It is still in the deck but a little farther from Terminal 2. As in the past, we will get parking passes.

Please bring your music stand, your music, a Santa hat, and a smile. We will be playing selections from Carols for a Merry TubaChristmas, Volume II, which is available from the TubaChristmas organization (order form available at: We will have a few extra copies but please bring your own copy if possible.  As is our tradition, we will play mostly, but not exclusively, from the following play list.

Christmas Tubas Play List

 1    No. 33  Jingle Bells
 2  No. 1  Adeste Fideles
 3  No. 3  Deck the Halls
 4  No. 5  The First Noel
 5  No. 7  Go Tell it on the Mountain
 6  No. 9  It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
 7  No. 33  Jingle Bells
 8  No. 13  The Wassail Song
 9  No. 14  Joy to the World
 10  No. 17  Angels We Have Heard on High
 11  No. 23  We Wish You a Merry Christmas
 12  No. 24  O' Christmas Tree
 13  No. 25  Away in a Manger
 14  No. 33  Jingle Bells

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Irv Eisen at or 919-417-6105.  We really need to know if you are coming!

Please Note: Christmas Tubas is NOT an official TubaChristmas event.


Pictures from Christmas Tubas 2013

Pictures from Christmas Tubas 2012
Pictures from Christmas Tubas 2011
 (Thanks to Dick Joyce and Loring!)
Pictures from Christmas Tubas 2010
Pictures from Christmas Tubas 2009
Pictures from Christmas Tubas 2008
Pictures from Christmas Tubas 2007
Pictures from Christmas Tubas 2006
Pictures from Christmas Tubas 2005
Pictures from Christmas Tubas 2004
Pictures from Christmas Tubas 2003

Local Media Coverage:

2009 N&O article mentioning the Christmas Tubas
PDF Version

2009 RDU Holiday Newsletter
PDF Version

Click here to see the Christmas Tubas on TV!
Note: This is a 27 second excerpt of the 10 pm 
November 26th, 2006 WRAL news broadcast, © WRAL.

2006 N&O article mentioning the Christmas Tubas

Historic Pictures courtesy of Aarne Vesilind

Rehearsing beforehand  in 1997

Posing before performing in 1998

Performing in 1998

Recordings from 2008 courtesy of by Dick Loring