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Concert band set for weekend

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "Rags to Riches," Sunday, at 8 p.m., in Forest Park, rain or shine.

Those rags will include two fine ones by modern day composer Stephen Kent Goodman, "Storm Warning Rag," and "Firehouse Rag," in modern settings yet retaining the style of such genre of more than 100 years ago.

Among the riches are "Show Boat," by Jerome Kern in a Robert Russell Bennett arrangement of the classic Broadway production with songs "Dandies on Parade," "Where's the Mate for Me?" "Why Do I Love You?" "Make Believe," and "Ol' Man River."

In "A Tribute to Harry James," BCB trumpeter Jim Chesterson will solo to "Ciribiribin," "You Made Me Love You," "Trumpet Blues," and "Cantabile," in a Sammy Nestico setting.

The BCB classic of the week is "Russian Sailors' Dance," from "The Red Poppy," by Reinhold Gliere in an Erik Leidzen arrangement.

In Melvin Shelton's lively "Basque Rhapsody," the band will offer folk songs from the region between southern France and northern Spain with enough meter changes to keep everyone on their toes.

Baseball fans will delight to John Philip Sousa's "The National Game," and march lovers will get their fill with "Neel's Fashion Plate," by William P. English, "Golden Friendships," by Henry Fillmore, and a Sousa march performed just after his death, "A Century of Progress," slated for the Chicago World's Fair of 1033.

Huber added the public is welcome to come and hear the Jackson Township Community Band in Farmersburg Saturday, at 4:30 p.m.

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