Tubas toot their horn in October

Joseph Lovercheck, Staff Writer

The WSC Department of Music’s low brass studio will present its ninth annual “Octubafest” celebration in the coming days.

Octubafest starts on Thursday when Dr. Josh Calkin, WSC low brass instructor, performs a faculty tuba recital at 7:30 p.m. He will perform many famous works, as well as present the world premiere of a work composed by Charles Dibley of Vermillion, S.D.

Another performance will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. by Dr. Calkin’s trombone, euphonium and tuba students. They will be performing a variety of solo works.

The final performance of the festival will be on Saturday at 2 p.m. Dr. Robert Benton, a faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, will perform on the euphonium as a guest artist.

All three events will be held in Ley Theater and are free and open to the public.