The 40th Annual William Bell Memorial Tuba and Euphonium Day clinic/concert will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at the First United Methodist Church at 1100 3rd St., Perry, Iowa.

Those interested in being a part of the ensemble for this great event will be registering from 12:30 to 1p.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. The clinician will be John Manning, professor of tuba at the University of Iowa. The public is invited to Professor Manning’s performance.

A public concert with all of the ensemble will be at 4 p.m. From 5:30 to 5:45 p.m., a memorial performance will be held at William Bell’s grave site. Following this performers will 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 Place, Urbandale, via telephone at 515-999-0268 or via e-mail to For futher 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.