And here's the tux shot, just before his winter concert for school. Yes, I know. He needs to shave. Apparently excess facial hair is fashionable among tuba players, though. John said all the tuba kids they saw at the audition were on the fuzzy side.
And just for fun, he spent an evening on the streets of Westfield, NJ before Christmas, playing Christmas music for shoppers. The dad of one of his band friends has a quartet that plays every year, but their tuba player was sick this year. I wouldn't say JC was happy to help out, but he ended up having fun. I think. It was kind of cold that evening.