Sousaphone players leave after performing in the 30th annual Rio Grande Valley TubaChristmas Concert at the McAllen Convention Center on Sunday, Dec 2, 2018, in McAllen. The ensemble of over 600 students and professional low brass players from around the Rio Grande Valley played mostly tradition Christmas music for the enjoyment of the attendees. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
The 30th annual Rio Grande Valley TubaChristmas Concert at the McAllen Convention Center on Sunday, Dec 2, 2018, in McAllen. The ensemble of over 600 students and professionals tuba and euphonium players from around the Rio Grande Valley played mostly tradition Christmas music for the enjoyment of the attendees. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Tuba and other low brass instrument players perform at the 30th annual Rio Grande Valley TubaChristmas Concert at the McAllen Convention Center on Sunday, Dec 2, 2018, in McAllen. The ensemble of over 600 students and professional low brass players from around the Rio Grande Valley played mostly tradition Christmas music for the enjoyment of the attendees. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Jorge Dehoyos, of PSJA Southwest, performs along with more that 600 low brass interment players at the 30th annual Rio Grande Valley TubaChristmas Concert at the McAllen Convention Center on Sunday, Dec 2, 2018, in McAllen. The ensemble of over 600 students and professional low brass players from around the Rio Grande Valley played mostly tradition Christmas music for the enjoyment of the attendees. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Tuba players perform at the 30th annual Rio Grande Valley TubaChristmas Concert at the McAllen Convention Center on Sunday, Dec 2, 2018, in McAllen. The ensemble of over 600 students and professional low brass players from around the Rio Grande Valley played mostly tradition Christmas music for the enjoyment of the attendees. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Jim Egger, McAllen ISD’s Fine Arts Director, directs over 600 low brass instruments during the 30th annual Rio Grande Valley TubaChristmas Concert at the McAllen Convention Center on Sunday, Dec 2, 2018, in McAllen. The ensemble of over 600 students and professional low brass players from around the Rio Grande Valley played mostly tradition Christmas music for the enjoyment of the attendees. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Baritone player performs a Christmas tune at the 30th annual Rio Grande Valley TubaChristmas Concert at the McAllen Convention Center on Sunday, Dec 2, 2018, in McAllen. The ensemble of over 600 students and professional low brass players from around the Rio Grande Valley played mostly tradition Christmas music for the enjoyment of the attendees. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)