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BCB sets up performance

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present the first of its Forest Park summer series Sunday at 8 p.m., rain or shine.

The BCB is celebrating its 150th year of continuous operation all year long with the theme, "Sesquicentennial Celebration."

The BCB was established in 1858 and performed at the Lincoln-Douglas debates that year.

The musicians enlisted together during the Civil War and the band has performed regularly ever since.

The BCB has performed in New Orleans, Disney World, New York City and twice in Washington, D.C.

In July, the band will play in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

The band has made two compact discs of music by Indiana March King Fred Jewell and was recipient of the Sudler Silver Scroll Historic Award in 2006.

Sunday's concert will include, "The Gladiator" by Sousa, "Light Cavalry Overture" by von Suppe/Fillmore, "The Third Alarm" and "The Chimes of Liberty" by Goldman, "The Draggon's Farewell" by Karrick and "Pride and Glory" by Jewell.

Also, "The Rhine Wines" and "Convention of the Cordials" by Sousa, "Pas Dedouble" by Saint/Saens/Frankenpohl, "Noble Men" by Fillmore and "The Wizard of Oz" arranged by Barnes, will be performed.

Percussionist Joe Dierdorf will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner."

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