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Concert band going 'Way Down Yonder' in next performance

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Matt Huber

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Brazil Concert Band will not be performing at the Billie Creek Village Civil War Days Sunday.

The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present, "Way Down Yonder in Forest Park," at 8 p.m., Sunday, at the Forest Park Band Shell or pavilion if inclement weather persists.

Among the new music for 2010 is the jazz tune, "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans," arranged by Jerry Nowak, reminding the BCB musicians of their concert tour of New Orleans in 2002, with performances in the French Quarter and the National D-Day Museum.

Also new this year is, "Mancini Magic," by Jerry Brubaker, including, "Mr. Lucky," "Baby Elephant Walk," "Moon River," "Charade," "The Pink Panther," and "Peter Gunn."

"A Percy Grainger Suite," highlights the Australian born composer's beloved melodies, "Country Gardens," "Irish Tune From Country Derry," and "Molly On The Shore," all in a Frank Erickson setting.

The Broadway musical, "Oklahoma!", arranged by Erik Leidzen, will highlight, "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'," "People Will Say We're In Love," and "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top."

From the pen of Indiana composer Fred Jewell, BCB will play, "Sabbath Morn," and "Recreation Overture."

March selections include Karl L. King's "Emblem Of Freedom," and "Pride Of The Illini," "The Corcoran Cadets," by John Philip Sousa, and a collection of "Sea Songs," by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

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