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Concert band set for Sunday performance

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew Huber, will present German Musikfest 2009, Sunday, at Forest Park, rain or shine.

The special show begins at 7:15 p.m., with the BCB strolling German Band, a Forest Park tradition for decades, led by Ralph Stewart.

The entire band will commence following the German band portion, with all the favorite Oktoberfest polkas, waltzes and marches.

BCB bandsman Ian Cundiff will solo on clarinet in "Rondo From Concerto No. 1, Opus 73," by Carl Maria von Weber, in an arrangement by fellow BCB bandsman Harry Gee, who is Condiff's private lesson's teacher.

The classic of the week is "Finale from Symphony No. 1 Opus 21," by Ludwig van Beethoven, in a setting also by Gee.

The best known German march composer was Carl Teike, "The Musical Policeman," as he was called. The BCB will sound forth his "Alte Kameraden" (Old Comrades), and "Der Graf Spee," known as "The Conqueror" in the United States.

In the lively waltz medley "Prost Stimmung," arranged by Studnitsky, the audience can visualize all the stein swinging at Munich's famous festival and just for fun, the BCB will play the march from TV Land's "Hogan's Heroes," with its famous drum cadence.

Also slated are "Lohengrin," "Prager Fest Marsch," "Hoch Heidecksburg," and two German tunes which came to the U.S. with the immigrants, "Under The Double Eagle," and "Beer Barrel Polka."

Members of the Jackson Township Community Band and Brazil Concert Band will perform at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22, for the Charles B. Hall World War II monument dedication in front of Brazil City Hall.

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