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Terre Haute Community Band set for finale

Thursday, August 13, 2009

TERRE HAUTE -- It's the last concert and it's "Just for Fun."

The Terre Haute Community Band will complete its 2009 Concert Series Saturday, at Fairbanks Park, with a show scheduled for 8 p.m.

The horn section selected "Frippery No. 8, Barbershop," written by Lowell Shaw, who was for many years the second horn of the Buffalo Symphony. In the 1960s, he began to compose and publish horn quartets, which he called "Fripperies." Written in a variety of non-classical styles, these works became popular. Horn players around the world continue to play them with great enjoyment.

Members of the THCB horn section include David Watkins, Nancy Watkins, Jeff Colvin, Laura Savage, Judy Hamilton, Michael Keathley, Keely Nearpass and Jennifer McDaniels.

Fred A. Jewell has often been called Indiana's "March King," in recognition of his compositions. The "Pumpkin Center Cornet Band," gives the cornet/trumpet section a chance to shine. Arthur Willard Pryor was a trombone virtuoso, bandleader and soloist with the Sousa Band. During his career, Pryor wrote some of today's most famous trombone literature, as well as band novelty works such as "The Whistler and His Dog," with its piccolo solo.

The band will also perform "The Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion," as well as "Huckleberry Flute," "Bassman's Holiday," and "Fairbanks Finest," written by Malinda Zenor, a Hoosier composer from Bainbridge.

All THCB concerts are free and take place at Fairbanks Park. The conductor of the band is Yvonne Newlin, the Performing Arts Coordinator at Lincoln Trail Community College in Robinson.

The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by the Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department. The band receives grants from the City of Terre Haute and Arts Illiana, along with media sponsorship from WFIU.

For more information, call 812-535-6440 or log on to www.terrehautecommunityband.org.

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