The Brazil Concert Band will continue to celebrate its 150th season with a concert at the historic Ritz Theater in Rockville at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 24.
The band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present a cavalcade of overtures, serendaes, waltzes and novelties as well as a patriotic tribute to the armed forces and popular Broadway hits.
The evening will also include selections from its latest CD release, "The Brazil Special."
The Brazil Concert Band was formed in 1858 as the Brazil Coronet Band. Later that year, the band was hired to perform at the Lincoln-Douglas debates in Illinois.
In the early 1890s, they exchanged coronet for concert as woodwinds were added to the band.
A typical season for the Brazil Concert Band includes 13 Sunday evening "concerts under the stars" at the band's home, the Forest Park Band Shell in Brazil.
Its season also include concerts at the annual Fred Jewell Band Jubilee, which takes place in Worthington, an annual performance at DePauw University's Kresge Auditorium and its concert at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Terre Haute.
The evening will be a fundraising event for the Brazil Concert Band and ongoing resotration of the Ritz Theater. The band recorded its debut CD in April 2003 and its newest release in April of this year. Both albums were recorded at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.
All seats for the concert are $5 and will be available at the door. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information about the Ritz Theater, visit www.parkeplayers.-com.
For more information on the Brazil Concert Band, visit www.brazilconcertband.org.