The 41th Annual William Bell Memorial Tuba and Euphonium Day clinic/concert will be held Saturday, Nov. 2 at the First United Methodist Church at 1100 3rd St., Perry. The church is handicapped accessible.

Those interested in being a part of the ensemble for this event will be registering from 12:30-1 p.m. at the church. The event is open to all ages and all should bring their instrument, music stand and registration fee ($10 student/$15 adult, collected that day). Rehearsal will be at 1 p.m. to be followed by a performance at 3 p.m. by the clinician, Dr. Josh Calkin, Associate Professor of Low Brass and Assistant Director of Bands at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska. A public concert with the ensemble will be at 4 p.m. From 5:30-5:45 p.m. a memorial performance will be held at William Bell's grave site. Following this performers eat, socialize and plan next year's event.

The public concert at 4 p.m. is free and open to all and the facility is handicapped accessible.

Please RSVP or address questions to Chad Thompson, 4420 73rd Pl, Urbandale, IA 5032, via telephone at 515-999-0268, or via e-mail to For more information, visit

This annual event is held in memory of William Bell, who was nationally known to tubists for his contributions as performer, composer, and teacher.