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Commissioners Court proclaimed Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 as TUBACHRISTMAS Day in Hidalgo County in honor of the holiday concert.Members of the Nikki Rowe High School band performed "Carol of the Bells" prior to the reading of the proclamation."Thank you for that wonderful performance," said Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia. "This is certainly a wonderful holiday event and I encourage everyone to attend."The performers included students Jorge Segovia, Jesus Rodriguez and Nick Garza and Assistant Band Director Abel Ocana. This year marks the 29th anniversary of the annual holiday event. The concert, which features 450 tuba and euphonium musicians, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Nikki Rowe High School gym, located at 2101 N. Ware Road in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public."The Rio Grande Valley TubaChristmas Concert has grown in recent years to become the largest tuba Christmas event in the state and one of the largest worldwide," said Ocana. "I want to thank for this proclamation and for helping raise awareness of this annual event."