The 22nd annual Tuba Christmas program will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, at the McAllen High School auditorium, 2021 La Vista Ave.

This unique concert brings together tuba and euphonium players of all ages to perform Christmas carols. The concert is free to the public.

Special guest artist will be SSG Lauren Veronie. She has performed on euphonium with the U.S. Army Field Band, Washington, D.C. since 2008.

As a member of the “Musical Ambassadors of the Army,” SSG Veronie travels over 100 days each year, touring and playing music across the nation. SSG Veronie grew up in Willis, Texas, and is a student of Dr. Brian L. Bowman. At the University of North Texas, she earned her Master of Music in Euphonium Performance, with a related field in Instrumental Conducting (2007), and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree (2005).

Prior to joining the Field Band, SSG Veronie recorded extensively with the North Texas Wind Symphony, performed with the Dallas Wind Symphony and the Houston Symphonic Band, and was an active soloist, chamber musician and teacher in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. In 2004 she was the winner of the Potomac International Euphonium Competition. SSG Veronie maintains a blog about her travels at

Call 632-3170 for more information.