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Band taking requests

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "By Request" Sunday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. or the pavilion if inclement weather.

"By Request" will include selections asked for by both audience and band members.

The BCB will present "First Suite In E Flat" by British composer Gustav Holst. This band classic, famous for its chaconne, intermezzo and march all based on the same tune, is performed worldwide.

A trio of works by John Philip Sousa written and performed during his years as Marine Band Director (1880-1892) will include "President Garfield's Inaugural March", "Presidential Polonaise" (written by order of President Chester Arthur) and "The High School Cadets" dedicated to Washington's only high school during that era.

The flute and clarinet players love marches by Henry Fillmore (1881-1956) and the BCB will play his seldom heard "Noble Men".

A medley of old television themes postponed from an earlier concert, "A Rhapsody of Reruns" highlighting "McHale's Navy", "The Addams Family", "Gilligan's Isle" and "M*A*S*H" is scheduled.

Rounding out the requests are "Colonel Bogey" by Alford, "The Walking Frog" by King and "The Globe Trotter" by Jewell.

"The Star-Spangled Banner" sung by Buz Burgess opens the concert.

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