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Concert Band to present 'finale'

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "Grande Finale 2009" at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, at Forest Park, rain or shine.

The Sudler award winning band, complete with intermission, will showcase the classic Rossini overture "William Tell," in its entirety, in a setting by Erik Leidzen. Soloists include Shelley Criss on flute and Julie Dugger on oboe.

Trumpeters Steve Steppe, Dr. Martin Dixon and David Brinson will be spotlighted during Leroy Anderson's "Bugler's Holiday." The entire trumpet section will also perform "Tijuana Brass In Concert" in a setting by Ted Ricketts.

The von Suppe overture, "Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna," arranged by Henry Fillmore, will start the evening along with Fillmore's march, "Americans, We."

In a salute to America's military, the band will present "Victory At Sea," arranged by Robert Russell Bennett, and "Glenn Miller In Concert," arranged by Wayne Scott, and as a final look at the Lincoln Bicentennial, the band will perform "Freischutz Quickstep," written during the Civil War by Claudio Grafulla.

The final Broadway selection of the summer will be "The Producers," from the musical by Mel Brooks, with original songs composed by the famous comedian.

Marches, rags and two-steps are staples to any Brazil Concert Band feature and Sunday's performance will be no different.

The band will also perform "Iowa Brigade Band," by Fred Jewell, "The Travelin' Hat Rag," by David Bobrowitz, "The Walking Frog," two-step by Karl L. King, and "The Stars and Stripes Forever," by John Philip Sousa.

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