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Concert band set for show

Friday, August 3, 2007

The Brazil Concert Band will go "over there" with a musical observance of the 90th anniversary of America's entry into World War I.

Under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, the Sunday concert will begin 8 p.m. at the Forest Park Band Shell. If bad weather persists, the show will be moved to the pavilion.

Both John Philip Sousa and George M. Cohan contributed greatly to the music of "The Great War" as it was called in 1917.

Sousa was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Naval Reserves and produced scores of Navy Bands at Great Lakes in Chicago while composing many marches and appearing at bond rallies.

Cohan wrote music such as "Over There!" and produced Broadway musical reviews in support of the troops.

The BCB will recognize their musical efforts with "Star Spangled Salute," which is a medley of Cohan's music and no less than five of Sousa's World War marches, including "Solid Men to the Front," "The Naval Reserve," "Liberty Loan March," "Flags of Freedom," and "The U.S. Field Artillery March."

The BCB will perform Jewell's "Revelry Overture," "Over There, A Selection of American World War Songs," arranged by Lake, and recognize our alies with "Colonel Bogey," by Alford, "A Slavic Farewell," by Agapkin-Bourgeois and "French National Defile" by Turlet.

The Jackson Township Community Band will also be performing in Farmersburg at 3 p.m. Saturday.

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