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Band presents 'Col. Bogey'

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "Colonel Bogey On Parade" Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Forest Park Bandshell or Pavilion if rain.

The band will explore British music and feature the English march king Kenneth J. Alford (1881-1945). Alford's real name was Major Fred Ricketts and he was a bandmaster in the British army.

Marches by Alford will include "On the Quarter Deck", "Army of the Nile", "The Vedette" and the famous "Colonel Bogey" immortalized in the movie "Bridge on the River Kwai".

The band will perform "Londonderry Aire" arranged by Dedrick with trumpet soloist Steve Steppe, "Imperial Echoes" by Safroni and "Westminster Waltz" by Farnon.

"Country Gardens" by Percy Grainger in a setting by John Philip Sousa is a new release and from 1904 the BCB will play Sousa's "Imperial Edward" dedicated to the king himself.

"Sea Songs" by Ralph Vaughan Williams and "Three Ayres From Gloucester" by Hugh Stuart will also salute America's great friend from "the other side of the pond."

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