- The first Forest Park summer concert features John Philip Huber and T. J. Sneddon
The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "The Bride, The Knight and Pirates" on Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Forest Park Bandshell or Pavilion, if it rains.
As the theme suggests, the "Bride" is "The Bride of the Waves" by Herbert L. Clarke.
Euphonium soloist John Philip Huber will be featured. He is a 2005 graduate of Greencastle High School where he won the Outstanding Band Award and the Marine Semper Fidelis Musical Excellence Award. He is now a freshman music major at Indiana State University. A veteran of a dozen state and national honor bands, Huber studies privately with fellow BCB bandsman Norman Hanson.
The "Knight" is "The Man of La Mancha" by Leigh/Erickson with BCB percussionist T. J. Sneddon singing the themes as recently heard during his starring role in the Clay County Community Theatre production. Sneddon is well known throughout the Wabash Valley as an actor, singer and director in the theatrical arts.
The "Pirates" are those scoundrels from the hit Disney movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" by Badelt/Ricketts. Themes include "Fog Bound", "The Medallion Calls", "To the Pirate's Cave", "The Black Pearl", "One Last Shot" and "He's a Pirate".
Traditional marches are a trademark of the Brazil Concert Band and the following are offered: "The Corcoran Cadets" and "The Washington Post", both by John Philip Sousa, "Invictus" by Karl L. King and "Pride and Glory" by Fred Jewell.
Big band fans will enjoy "Angel Eyes" by Dennis/ DeCamp with trumpeter Steve Steppe who is principal trumpet with the BCB for over 20 years and an elementary school teacher.
The BCB will also present "Simple Gifts", a suite of four Shaker hymns, by composer Frank Tichelli.
Sousa's arrangement of "The Star Spangled Banner" closes the first concert under the stars.