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Brazil Concert Band set for performance

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will continue to observe its sesquicentennial celebration Sunday at Forest Park.

The band has only two summer programs remaining this year.

The band will perform at 8 p.m., at Forest Park, rain or shine.

Huber's special guest conductor will be John Boyd, Director of Bands at Indiana State University. Boyd, who holds music degrees from Northwestern University and a Doctoral of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, joined the ISU faculty in 1989.

Boyd has conducted bands all around the world and will lead the BCB in von Suppe's "Poet and Peasant Overture," in an arrangement by Henry Fillmore. He will also direct "The Old Circus Band," by Fred Jewell, edited by Boyd, and also "Ragged Rozey," by Karl King, which was arranged by Boyd.

The rest of the program will include "The Gridiron Club," by Sousa, "March to Mecca," and "Pride and Glory," both by Jewell, "Totem Pole," by Osterling, "Amazing Grace," by Ticheli, "Men From Mars," by Walters, and "Coat of Arms," by Kenny.

On Aug. 24, the BCB will present its grand finale at a special time of 7:30 p.m., featuring Overture "1812," complete with cannon fire provided by Mark Adamson

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