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      Merry Tuba Christmas

      On Sunday, people visiting downtown Marquette got a chance to listen to live Christmas music.

      As the crowd gathered, they listed to classic Christmas tunes like "Jingle Bells" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".

      The event was made up of local musicians from across the U.P. It's called Tuba Christmas and it's held worldwide.

      The temperature downtown Marquette was around 12 degrees, making it difficult for many of the musicians.

      "Our instruments are freezing. Our valves, which we push down to change the notes that we play, were actually freezing in the cold, so we were rotating in and out. Some people were warming up and getting their instruments thawed out and then they'll come back out and play," said Gordon Erickson, tuba player and coordinator for Marquette.

      This is the fourth year for the Tuba Christmas in Marquette, and the group said you can expect to see them again next December.