Always celebrated on the first Friday in May, International Tuba Day was founded by Joel Day in 1979 after finding little respect of his ability, and other tuba players abilities, in marching bands and orchestras. The tube was patented in 1835 by Wiebrecht and Mortiz in Germany and while it does take a lot of air to play, it has always served bands as the final and lowest note available. A Tuba can have 3, 4 or even 5 values giving it quite a range and stands out in most music as one of the most recognizable instruments heard.
How to celebrate – Break out your tuba today and play a tune. Go to a tuba concert. Form a marching band and have a parade.