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Phoenix Musicians Perform Annual Tuba Christmas Concert

PHOENIX – Staff and student musicians in the Phoenix Central School District participated in the 18th annual Tuba Christmas on Dec. 17.

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The Phoenix contingent — teacher Dave Frateschi, and eighth grade band students Aiden Southworth, Chloe Calkins and Aiden Trumble – gather for a photo before their recent performance during the annual Tuba Christmas.

The holiday-inspired event featured more than 80 tuba players, ages 7-70, who performed in concert to usher in the Christmas season.

Under the direction of Michael Coldren, this year’s concert was held at Liverpool High School and included musicians from all over central New York.

The Phoenix contingent included Emerson J. Dillon music teacher David Frateschi and eighth grade band students Aiden Southworth, Chloe Calkins and Aiden Trumble.