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BCB set for Sunday performance

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will continue its summer-long Sesquicentennial Celebration Sunday at 8 p.m., at Forest Park.

This week's program offers everything from waltzes and Broadway to marches and old favorites.

March selections will include "A Century of Progress," by Sousa, and two marches new to the band, "Action Front!," by Blankenburg, and "The Battle of Shilod," by Barnhouse.

The band will also perform "Galop from Genevieve Brabant," by Offenbach/Bourgeois, "The Walking Frog," by King, and "The Whistler and His Dog," by Pryor.

By request, the band will also play "Presidential Polonaise," by Sousa, and "The Blue Danube Waltz," by Strauss.

Harry Gee, a member of the band's saxophone section, wrote "Wabash Plus," which is a march incorporating Paul Dresser's "On the Banks of the Wabash." A member of the 89th Infantry Band during World War II, Gee has published more than 150 compositions and was on the music faculty at Indiana State University for more than three decades.

Gee will conduct "Wabash Plus," with the band Sunday.

The band will conclude Sunday's concert with "Roses of Memory," by Fred Jewell, and the overture from "Cabaret."

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