The Brazil Concert Band, under the baton of Herr Director von Huber, will present "German Musikfest '03" Sunday at Forest Park. The special edition program begins at 7:15 p.m. with the BCB German Band entertaining early arrivals.
The annual German Musikfest recognizes the musical contributions of German immigrants and their decendents in the United States. John Philip Sousa, himself, was the son of a Bavarian mother.
German immigrants made a significant impact on the American band movement with march music and instruments such as the tuba, euphonium and the French horn, which was originally a German hunting horn, becoming permanent fixtures in American military and concert bands.
The BCB German Band appearing at 7:15 p.m. will include Harold Ellshoff, tuba; John Philip Huber, euphonium; Norman Hanson, tenor horn; Scott Evans, trombone; Steve Garlits, alto horn; Martin Dixon and Dick Gustafson, trumpets; and John Boruff and Ralph Stewart, clarinets.
The 8 p.m. full concert will offer: "With Sword and Lance" by Starke, "Flying Eagle" by Blankenburg, "Second Hungarian Rhapsody" by Liszt/Tobani, "Alte Kameraden" by Teike and "Emperor Waltz" by Strauss.
Also, "The Watch on the Rhine" by von Blon, "Hoch Heidecksburg" by Herzer, "Paraphenalia Polka" by Edmondson, "The Happy Wanderer" arranged by Yoder, "The Light Cavalry" by von Suppe/Fillmore, "Beer Barrel Polka" arranged by Briegel and "The Star-Spangled Banner" arranged by Sousa.