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The Continental Divide Tuba Society is a group of Tuba, Baritone, and Euphonium players whose main interest is having fun. Our mission is to provide listening enjoyment and entertainment to audiences of all ages.

Founded in 1993 by Tom Mazanec and Dave Thomas, the Society maintains a regular rehearsal schedule and performs for whoever is brave enough to ask us.

The first public event was in 1994 at the Festival of Trees in Helena, Montana, playing Christmas carols.  The Society has since played for fundraisers and celebrations, including the Old Governor’s Mansion, State Capital Restoration, ExplorationWorks!, Farm in the Dell, Helena Barbershop Chorus, and others.  We have performed at Philipsburg, Montana during the Rocky Mountain Accordion Festival and provided music for private weddings.  The 4th of July celebration at Ennis, Montana included a parade and concert in the park afterwards.

We play a variety of music, including classical, modern, "oompah", American folksongs and Christmas. Using from 4-8 players, a unique low brass harmony provides a refreshing perspective on old favorites as well as less familiar tunes.

Many of the Continental Divide Tuba Society members also play in other local music groups, including the State Capital Band, Queen City Swing and the Helena New Horizons Concert Band. Our membership includes teachers, retirees, state and local government workers, private industry workers, and students.

Join In!

The Continental Divide Tuba  Society maintains an open recruitment of new members.  Adult Tuba and Euphonium/Baritone players are invited to join us.  Perhaps you are a former player and want to get back into music,  or you’ve wanted to try your hand at learning the Baritone or Tuba. 

Rehearsals are generally held Thursday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the Covenant United Methodist Church auditorium located at 2330 E. Broadway St., conveniently across the street from St. Peter's  Emergency Entrance (not the Pearly Gates) just in case a member collapses from too much low brass playin' (is that even possible?)

Guests are always welcome.  Please contact us in advance to confirm the rehearsal schedule.

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