Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble celebrates 39th season with concert April 7

The Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble celebrate its 39th season with a concert Friday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Wattenbarger Auditorium.

The program, titled “Phat Bottom Tubas,” will present a variety of musical genres and new compositions. A mix of pop, funk, rock and jazz will be featured, and the selections will be recorded for a new album. The TTTE is the most recorded group of its kind.

The first half of the April 7 show will feature student Jesse Chavez’s new three-movement composition, titled “Symphony for Tuba Ensemble,” as well as professor Joshua Hauser’s arrangement of Healy Willan’s “Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One.”

Many popular tunes will be featured in the second half of the concert, including John Deacon’s “Another One Bites the Dust,” Ronald Bell’s “Jungle Boogie” and Carl Carlton’s “She’s a Bad Mama Jama.”

The 25-member Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble performs under the direction of R. Winston Morris and is the first musical group in the state of Tennessee to receive the TBR Academic Excellence and Quality Award.

Wattenbarger Auditorium is located inside the Bryan Fine Arts Building, and the concert will be free and open to the public.