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Brazil Concert Band set for Sunday performance

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "A Night With the Colonel," Sunday, at 8 p.m., at Forest Park, rain or shine.

Col. Bryan Shelburne (ret.) was director of Pershing's Own, the United States Army Band of Washington, D.C. He is one of the most recognized band directors in the United States and is known around the world.

On Sunday, Col. Shelburne will be a guest conductor for the Brazil Concert Band.

Col. Shelburne is on the selection committee of the John Philip Sousa Foundation and was instrumental in the awarding of the Sudler Silver Scroll Historic Band Award to the Brazil Concert Band in 2006.

Col. Shelburne guest conducted with BCB last summer and offered to return this season.

At one time, he was a school band director before serving as an Army musician. He reached the highest position a military bandsman can achieve when he took over the Army Band based in Washington, D.C.

In this posting, he conducted the Army Band before Presidents of the United States, visiting heads of state and in concert around the globe.

Col. Shelburn will lead the concert band Sunday in "Second Suite In F," by Holst, "The King And I," arranged by Bennett, "The British Eighth," by Elliott, "Duty, Honor, Country," By Walters (narrated by Jim Chesterson), "Hands Across The Sea," and "The Stars and Stripes Forever," both by Sousa.

Huber will open and close the evening with "Legion of Honor," by Jewell, "Gifted Leadership," by Fillmore, and "Washington Post March," by Sousa.

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