The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "A Touch Of Tuba" as its theme this Sunday, 8 p.m. at the Forest Park Bandshell.
Featured soloist is the BCB's own Jason Alsip, a gifted tubist, who will solo in the famous "Tuba Concerto" by Gregson. In this three part movement, Jason will demonstrate the extremes of range within the tuba and rapid articulation normally associated with the other instruments of the band. Jason, a graduate of ISU, has a twin brother, Jon, who plays trumpet in the BCB. Jason and the tuba section will also be highlighted in "Tuba Tiger Rag" by DeCosta.
Tubas are always major players on marches and this week the BCB will offer "On The Mall" by Goldman, "Rolling Thunder" by Fillmore and "The Lambs March" and "The Aviators" both by John Philip Sousa.
Composer Frank Ticheli's music has been programmed by the BCB recently and this week his "Amazing Grace" will be religiously performed.
Fans of the Big Band era will jump to "Big Band Signatures" arranged by Higgins. Within this new medley are "Peanut Vendor" (Stan Kenton), "Caravan" (Duke Ellington), "April In Paris" (Count Basie), "In the Mood" (Glenn Miller), "Woodchopper's Ball"" (Woody Herman) and "Leap Frog" (Les Brown).
The Brazil Concert Band will perform "At The Ritz" in Rockville on Thursday August 5.