The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "The Stars and Stripes Forever!" Sunday June 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Forest Park, rain or clear, complete with an intermission. The same concert will be played at DePauw University's Kresge Auditorium in Greencastle, Ind., on July 8 at 7 p.m.
The BCB will be selling its CD, "The Jewell of the Wabash", at both locations. Jewell's "Trooping of the Colors", from the CD, will be heard.
Organized in 1858, the 80-member BCB has entertained in Forest Park since 1920 and has performed in Washington, DC, DisneyWorld and at the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans.
Director Huber joined the BCB in 1968 and has served as band director for 22 years. He has been a teacher for the Greencastle Community Schools since 1975.
Cornet soloist Jon Alsip will perform Herbert L. Clarke's "Debutante" as did Clarke during his many years as a soloist with the Sousa Band.
Music by John Philip Sousa will include "Dwellers of the Western World", "The Glory of the Yankee Navy" and "The Stars and Stripes Forever" featuring piccoloists Shelley Criss and Betty Heine.
Additional patriotic music includes: "General Mixup, USA" by Allen, "Irving Berlin, A Symphonic Portrait" arranged by Ades, "Emblem of Freedom" by King, "American Salute" by Gould, "The Blue and Gray" by Grundman, "The Chimes of Liberty" by Goldman, "Apotheosis" by Nestico and "America, the Beautiful" arranged by Dragon.
"The Star-Spangled Banner" arrangement by Lt. John Philip Sousa during World War I begins this star-spangled program.
The Brazil Concert Band plays every Sunday evening in Forest Park through Aug. 24.