Tuba Christmas players come in all shapes and sizes and often by the school bus load. They rehearse very hard every year - for the one hour before the show.
They play on the front steps of our Capitol Building. Go here and here to see previous tuba festivities. The big buttons they wear/carry indicate each year they participated. The kilted player in the first picture has probably played in every one they've had. Just for the record, if you wear a kilt in the true Scotsman style, it is probably not a good idea to settle for a TSA pat-down at the airport.
We neglected to gather up Janis and Mike this year but they went anyway and looked for us. With a good-sized crowd of course we didn't find each other. Janis emailed me the picture below just in case we hadn't shown up.
We had sunny skies, temperature in the 70's and happy tuba players. A perfect Tuba Christmas concert.