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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Tuba (きらきらチューバ Kira Kira Chūba) is the sixth episode of the Sound! Euphonium anime series. It was first broadcasted on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.


Mr. Taki reveals that he intends on holding auditions for the upcoming competition, much to everyone's surprise. There is consternation in the band at the prospect of seniors not being able to play, causing Kumiko to recall an unpleasant memory from junior high. Meanwhile, the band learns what pieces they will be performing for the audition, as even the normally laid-back Natsuki begins to practice. Asuka attempts to motivate Hazuki, who expresses doubt at being able to make the cut as a beginner. After trying different ways to help her, Kumiko realizes that Hazuki has never had the chance to play her tuba with others in ensemble. Together with Midori, the three play "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star", much to Hazuki's delight. As Hazuki is carrying her tuba home, she trips, but is fortuitously caught by Shuichi. Aoi, seeing Kumiko practicing with her euphonium, wishes her luck at the audition.


In order of appearance:


  • The required pieces for the concours in the anime come from the official list of the All-Japan Band Competition 2015.[1][2]
    • I Yutarou Ishihara (石原勇太郎): Pilgrimage - Ballade for wind orchestra (天空の旅 -吹奏楽のための譚詩-)[3]
    • II Kunihiro Sato (佐藤邦宏): Walk down the Spring Path March (マーチ「春の道を歩こう」)[4]
    • III Akira Nishimura (西村朗): Higi III - Heterophony for Whirl Dance (秘儀III -旋回舞踊のためのヘテロフォニー)[5]: Appears in the anime.
    • IV Naoki Tasaka (田坂直樹): March "Wind of Provence" (マーチ「プロヴァンスの風」)[6]: Kitauji's selected piece, some strophes can be heard during the anime episode.
    • V Soo-Hyun Park (朴守賢): The Scintillating Dawn (暁闇の宴)[7]
  • For the competition, Kitauji's required piece is No. 4 (March "Wind of Provence").
  • Kitauji's chosen free piece, Namie Horikawa's (堀川奈美恵) Crescent Moon Dance (三日月の舞), is from a fictional composer and created for the anime by Akito Matsuda (松田彬人).

Featured Music[]

  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (Hazuki practiced it. Later, Kumiko, Hazuki, and Sapphire played it together).