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BCB sets up Nov. 22 concert

Sunday, November 8, 2009

TERRE HAUTE -- The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "William Tell and Friends," at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, located at 8th and Ohio Streets in Terre Haute.

The event will take place at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22.

The concert will offer a unique opportunity to slip back in time and marvel at the well maintained concert hall, once known as the Hippodrome, that also featured famous entertainers, including John Philip Sousa.

The concert will be a free performance, courtesy of both the Scottish Rite and the 70-member concert band.

The concert band, recipient of the Sudler Silver Scroll Band award, has performed throughout the national, professionally recorded two CDs of music by composer Fred Jewell and has entertained area residents for more than 150 years.

Its Forest Park series of summer "concerts under the stars," draws thousands to the band's home, the Forest Park Band Shell.

The Nov. 22 performance will feature the classic overture "William Tell" played in its entirety and featuring Shelley Criss on flute and Julie Dugger on oboe.

Trumpeters David Brinson, Dr. Martin Dixon and Steve Steppe will share the stage on Leroy Anderson's "Bugler's Holiday."

New to the BCB is "The Travelin' Hat Rag," by Bobrowitz, with all the fun syncopations guaranteed to keep everyone on their toes.

The entire trumpet section will be highlighted in "Tijuana Brass in Concert," by Herb Alpert, and a fine old march by Jewell, "Trumpets of Victory."

Honoring America's veterans, the band will perform "Victory at Sea," from the famous television series about World War II. Richard Rodgers wrote the themes and Robert Russell Bennett scored the music for the band.

Well known for playing marches, the band will include "His Honor," by Henry Fillmore, a brand new arrangement of "Freischutz Quickstep," by Civil War bandmaster Claudio Grafulla, and "The Stars and Stripes Forever," by Sousa.

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