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New Britain TubaChristmas

is brought to you by the following Sponsors and Committee members:



Leona Clerkin

Event Organizer

Leona C. Clerkin, Principal of H.A.L.S. Academy and Coordinator of Fine Arts in the Consolidated School District of New Britain since 2012, is thrilled to be a part of NB Tuba Christmas to bring festive music and an outstanding family-friendly event to the City of New Britain. 


Walter Gibson


Walter Gibson started his path in music at a young age through the influences of a musical family.  His interest in music continued in elementary, junior high and high school. He served in the US Army in the Second Armored Division Band and is a Vietnam-era veteran.  His musical path continued at the Mannes college, NYC and the Hartt School where he earned his BM degree.

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Anne Marshall

Founder, New Britain TubaChristmas

Anne C. Marshall lives in New Britain, works in New Britain and loves music. When she found out that TubaChristmas was a fun family event that her grandchildren would enjoy, she saw no reason why they should have to travel outside of New Britain to participate. So, here's to you, friends and family!


Molly Sherman

Volunteer Coordinator

Molly Sherman is a New Britain home-schooling mother with a family who is very active in the musical community.  Molly sings and she and her husband have hosted numerous recitals for their children on piano, saxophone, voice, and drum.  Every year the sounds of Christmas music soar through the air when she hosts her musical holiday party, inviting guests to bring an instrument and join in song.


Cynthia Carlson

Media & Publicity

Cynthia Carlson maintains relationships with local media outlets and organizations to help get the word out about New Britain TubaChristmas.


Christopher Fortier

Website, Social Media

Christopher Fortier has been in media and communications for more than 25 years. He has served as a managing editor, reporter, columnist and contributor to numerous area publications, including the New Britain Herald. He is news director at WATR 97.7 FM/1320 AM in Waterbury. A former homeless shelter supervisor and case manager, he recently served two terms on the board of directors at South Park Inn in Hartford and organizes area food and clothing drives. 






avery's beverages

leona clerkin

g. norman holland, cpa

marshall & veale, llc

new britain downtown district

new britain herald

the real estate exchange

ralph D. sherman, Attorney at law

spring brook ice & fuel services

zagorsky, zagorsky & galske








"A TubaChristmas" (2015)

by Central Connecticut State University film student John Pearse

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