Sunday, May 9, 2010
May 7 – International Tuba Day
“Joel Day founded International Tuba Day in 1979 while attending Lower Merion High School in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Being one of only two tuba players in the band and finding a lack of respect from his fellow classmates, he decided to set a day aside for our recognition as reputable musicians. Joel went on to study at Millersville University, where he established very popular International Tuba Day celebrations that continued for close to twenty years.”
This is a very popular holiday and is celebrated in many countries such as: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and of course the good ‘ol USA.
If you would like to learn more about tuba day there is a website dedicated to it: