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Band gears up for final summer performance

Monday, August 20, 2007

Musicians with the Brazil Concert Band gear up for Sunday's performance. The band will perform its final summer concert this coming weekend at Forest Park.
The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Kentucky Col. Matthew S. Huber, will present "Grand Finale 2007: Sunday, Aug. 26, at Forest Park.

The special edition concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and will include an intermission.

The Sudler Award winning BCB will offer "Fingel's Cave" by Felix Mendelssohn in a 1905 band edition by V.R. Safranek.

Originally hailing from Brazil but currently living in Sellersburg, clarinet player Joyce Stone practices for Sunday's performance.
This one comes from deep within the vast music library maintained by the BCB for 150 years. Baby Boomers will know the classic thanks to the mysterious mynah bird from a famous Warner Brothers cartoon.

Quintets and trios from the Brazil Concert Band will be featured, including Harold Ellshoff, John Phillip Huber, Miranda Goodale, Byron Bartosh, Jim Chesterton, Steve Steppe, Janelle Huber, Rhonda Hine, Julie Dugger, Alice Greenburg and Darlene Shepard.

They will be "out front" on "Turkish March," "Irish Tunes for Quintet," "The Fifers," and "Bugler's Holiday."

Trumpeter Bartosh will start the concert with "The Star Spangled Banner." He was heard recently world wide as he performed the national anthem at the Brickyard 400.

Norman Hanson, euphonium player for the BCB will delight the audience with "An American Portrait."

Special "Life Time of Band Awards" will be presented to Jim Pell, Robert Beaman, John Boruff, Ersel Burgess, Ellshoff and Bill Morthland.

The BCB will offer for sale its two CD's, "The Jewell of the Wabash" and "The Brazil Special."

The concert will also include compositions from the BCB's road tour of neighboring communities this summer. On tap are "The Fourth of July," "Chicago," "Pirates of the Caribbean," and "The Pumpkin Center Cornet Band."

The BCB is well known for its marches.

The following battalion of foot lifters will get toes tapping with "The Klaxon" and "The Footlifter" by Henry Fillmore, "Murat Temple Band," and "The Old Circus Band," by Fred Jewell and "Semper Fidelis" and "The Stars and Stripes Forever," by John Philip Sousa.

The next performance of the Brazil Concert Band will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Terre Haute.

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