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Concert band set for performance

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will continue to celebrate 150 years of continuous operation this summer with another concert this Sunday.

Huber canceled the June 8 program after rain consumed the area throughout the weekend. He said musicians were unable to arrive at the park because of the rain and added this was the first time in his 27 years of involvement with the band that a cancellation took place.

The Sesquicentennial celebration for Sunday will begin at 8 p.m., at the Forest Park Band Shell or pavilion if rain takes place.

In recognition of Father's Day, the band will present the overture to "The Sound of Music," by Rodgers and Hammerstein with its Austrian patriarch Captain Georg von Trapp.

"The Raider's March," from the movie "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," by John Williams, will also be performed.

In 1934, Karl L. King wrote, "The Lieutenant Commander," in honor of John Philip Sousa, who had recently died. Also by King, the band will perform the serenade, "A Night In June," with euphonium soloist Norman Hanson.

Sousa's "The Volunteers" was written during World War I and was dedicated to Terre Haute native Edward C. Hurley, Chairman of the United States Shipping Board and the Ship Builders of America, will also be performed.

In addition, the band will present Sousa's "Balance All and Swing Partners," and Fred Jewell's "The Iowa Brigade."

Classic of the week will be Richard Wagner's "Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral."

The "Carnival of Roses Overture," by John Olivadoti and "The Turtle Waddle" by Gus Guentzel will also be performed.

Tuba players Wayne Parkins, Wrangler Thomas, Chris Sanders, Robert Shobe, Kevin Reberger, Bill McDonald, David Wallen and Harold Ellshoff will be featured in the "The Turtle Waddle."

BCB will also have its CD's "Jewell of the Wabash," and "The Brazil Special," for sale at the event.

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