Tuba Bach




Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival... Priceless performances!

Heywood Banks is simply one-of-a-kind, almost impossible to describe, with a style his very own. Equal parts genius and buffoon, songwriter-comic-singer-poet-musician Heywood Banks has a show that appeals to college students, businessmen, yuppies, kids or your grandmother. A cult hero and pop icon, Heywood is also a regular on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show (he’s the “Yeah Toast!” guy) Come see Heywood and Tuba Bach’s Ed Mallett in this one-of-a-kind, comedic show.

Celebrate Ten Years of Tuba Bach with the triumphant return of HEYWOOD BANKS to the Tuba Bach stage for a one-night-only FUNraiser event!!

Saturday, March 28 • 7:00pm
Big Rapids High School Auditorium
General Admission: $20


Heywood Banks presented in part by:
Baker's Management

Garlick Family Dentistry

Tuba Bach celebrates 10 years of musical excellence with performances and events throughout the year!

2015 10th Anniversary Schedule of Events

Friday 30 • 7:00 P.M. • FSU University Center
(free admission)
Guitarist Fareed Haque and Ed Mallett perform at the opening reception for the 2015 Festival of the Arts, along with a multi-media presentation designed by Jeff Gabalis.

Saturday 31 • 5:30pm dinner; 7:00pm music and dancing
Holiday Inn and Conference Center
($ for dinner – call796-0250; free admission for music)
Fareed and Ed Join with the Flat River Big Band, as well as providing dinner music before the big band and swing dancing, as part of the Festival of the Arts.

Sunday 1 • 2:00pm • Grand Rapids Art Museum
($ ticketed event – see GRAM website)
Fareed and Ed present a program of South American Music at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

Sunday 22 • 4:00pm • Williams Auditorium, Ferris State University
(free admission)
Percussionist Noah Mallett and his Dad, Ed, will perform as featured soloists with the FSU Wst Central Chamber Orchestra.

Thursday 26 • 5:00pm • Eastwood Early Childhood Center
(free admission)
Tuba Tales, featuring Ed and his wife, Adriana, are the featured event at Eastwood Early Childhood Center’s Family and Friends Night.

Saturday 28 • 7:00 P.M. • Big Rapids High School Auditorium
($20 general admission – call 796-0712)
Comedic genius/singer/songwriter Heywood Banks teams up with Ed in a one-of-a-kind concert presentation

Friday 10 • 4:30pm dinner; 7:00pm concert • Reed City United Methodist Church
(free will offering)
Alvin Waddles and gospel ensemble Testimony! join Ed performing at a Fundraising Dinner and concert with the Reed City United Methodist Men.

Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10
6:00 Fri. and Sat., 3:00 Sunday • CK’s Place
($ ticketed event – call 796-0712)
Award-winning Broadway show Pump Boys & Dinettes, starring Ed & Adriana Mallett, Chris & Jeanna Lamar, Andy Kirby and Zach Potter, will be presented as a dinner theater

Friday 12 • 6:30 P.M. • Venue TBA
($ ticketed event – call 796-0712)
Tuba Bash Dessert-Auction-Concert Extravaganza featuring the music of guitarist Fareed Haque and Venezuelan flute virtuoso Marco Granados.

Wednesday evenings throughout June and early July
7:00pm • Big Rapids Band Shell, Old Jail, Canadian Lakes, Centennial Park (free)
Ed will perform as featured soloist and composer with the FSU Summer Band.

Friday 15 • 7:00 P.M. • Hemlock Park Band Shell
(free admission)
Ed and Friends will perform as part of the Big Rapids Band Shell Summer Concert Series

Friday 14−Saturday 15 • Friday 12:00pm until Saturday sometime • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
(free admission/donations)
Marathon Tuba Concert - Ed will play a non-stop continuous program of solo tuba music starting Friday and going (hopefully!) well into Saturday. We figure if there’s a Guinness World Record involving hot air production, Ed stands a pretty good chance of breaking it!

September and October
2015 Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival
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(free admission)

Friday 13 • 7:00 P.M. • Fellowship Christian Reformed Church
($ ticketed event – call 796-0712)
Alvin Waddles, piano and Ed, tuba and euphonium, look forward to presenting a program of classical music – Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and more.

Sunday 20 • 3:00 P.M. • First United Methodist Church
($ ticketed event – call 796-0712)
A Tuba Bach Christmas with jazz vocalist Sunny Wilinson, pianist Ron Newman and drummer Larry Ochiltree joining Ed for this jazzy celebration of the Christmas season and fun-filled end to our 10th anniversary year of Tuba Bach!

Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival

Ed Mallett as TubaMan in the 2009 Big Rapids 4th of July paradeIt's not just the Tuba. It's much more than Bach. It's a series of Sunday afternoon concerts featuring internationally acclaimed tuba/euphonium artist and composer and Big Rapids resident Dr. Edward K. Mallett, joined by outstanding musicians in diverse programs ranging from opera to bluegrass, avant garde to rockabilly, and - of course - Bach.

Tuba Bach's goal is to provide the Big Rapids area community the opportunity to attend and experience world-class musical performances in their own town, free of charge. Tuba Bach is a community music event.