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Brazil Concert Band to receive prestigious award June 11

Monday, June 5, 2006

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- Event marked by special concert at 7:30 p.m. at Forest Park

The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present its Sudler Silver Scroll Historic Band Award concert and ceremony Sunday, June 11th, at a special time of 7:30 p.m. at Forest Park.

The Sudler Award will be presented by officials of the John Philip Sousa Foundation.

Special guest conductors of distinction will be Edward Ballenger of Jeffersonville, retired school band director and member of Windjammers Unlimited; Robert P. Hills Jr. of Columbus, Ohio, composer/conductor; Dr. Charles Conrad of Indianapolis, author and conductor of the Indiana Wind Symphony; Dr. Charles DCamp of Des Moines, Iowa, director emeritus of St. Ambrose University and Dr. John Boyd, director of bands at Indiana State University.

Vocalist Kendra Kirby will sing Sousa's "I've Made My Plans For The Summer," "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "The Stars and Stripes Forever."

Norman Hanson, trombonist, will perform "The Blue Bells Of Scotland" by Sousa Band soloist Arthur Pryor. Mrs. Kirby's and Mr. Hanson's solos plus "El Capitan March" will be conducted by Mr. Huber.

Judge Robert A. Pell will narrate the evening recognizing the Brazil Concert Band's national accomplishment. Letters of congratulations have been received from Lt. Col. Michael Colburn, director of the United States Marine Band and U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana.

In addition, the following compositions by Sousa will be performed: "Our Flirtations" and "The Thunderer" conducted by Mr. Ballenger, "George Washington Bicentennial" and "The Gladiator" conducted by Dr. Boyd, "Daughters Of Texas" and "The Pathfinder Of Panama" conducted by Dr. Conrad, "The Free Lance" and "Semper Fidelis" conducted by Dr. DCamp and "The Glory Of the Yankee Navy" plus his own composition, "Across America" conducted by Mr. Hills.

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