The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present the first of its "concerts under the stars" Sunday June 1 at 8 p.m. at the Forest Park Bandshell or Pavilion, if rain.
The 80-member Brazil Concert Band is in its 146th season of continuous operation, making it one of the oldest community bands in the nation.
The Brazil Concert Band professionally recorded its first CD in April. The CD, "The Jewell of the Wabash," will be available to the public beginning Sunday at the concert. The BCB recorded 20 marches by Indiana's famous March King Fred Jewell. A colorful eight-paneled foldout about Jewell and the Brazil Concert Band accompanies the CD.
For the first concert, the Brazil Concert Band will offer a collection of tunes both new and old favorites to the audience. They include: "Shenandoah" by Ticheli, "My Fair Lady" arr. by Bennett, "Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna" arr. Fillmore and"Armed Forces Salute" arr. by Moffit. Also, "American Civil War Fantasy" arr. by Bilik, "Armistice Day Parade" by Wells, "Fugue on Yankee Doodle" by Sousa, "Prince Charming" by Sousa and "Stepping Along" by Goldman.
A new and different arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner" by composer/conductor Jack Stamp will open the 2003 season along with an official opening greeting by Brazil mayor Kenneth Crabb.
The Brazil Concert Band performs every Sunday evening. Special performances at DePauw University on July 8th and the Fred Jewell Band Jubilee on July 12 are scheduled.