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Brazil Concert Band set for 'Memphis Bound' show

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Matt Huber
The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, is gearing up for its tour of Memphis in July with performances at Graceland and the W.C. Handy Park on Beale Street.

In addition, the BCB will perform in Greencastle at Gobin Church on the DePauw University campus June 29, plus start and finish the weeklong Brazil Rotary 4th of July Celebration.

For this Sunday, and the concert of June 27, the BCB will feature music selected to play in Memphis giving the Wabash Valley a pair of farewell performances before the trip.

Putnam County residents and Clay Countians will receive star-spangled renditions of America's best patriotic music June 29, in Greencastle at 7 p.m., and on the 4th of July in Forest Park from 8-9:30 p.m., just before the fireworks display.

The June 20 concert at the Forest Park Band Shell (or pavilion in case of rain) will include "The Footlifter," and "Poet, Peasant and Light Cavalryman," both by Henry Fillmore, "The Washington Post," and "The Thunderer," both by John Philip Sousa, and "The Pumpkin Center Cornet Band," and "March Of The Prophets," by Fred Jewell.

Also, "Standard 'Pop' Favorites," with "Heartaches," "The Old Piano Roll Blues," and "Sugar Blues," featuring trumpeter Steve Steppe.

The BCB will also offer Karl L. King's classic overture "The Princess of India," with its mystic Eastern melodies written in 1912.

"Memories of Stephen Foster," with sound forth pre-Civil War songs such as "Camptown Ladies," "My Old Kentucky Home," and "Swanee River," among other Foster classics will be performed.

The band also plans on playing Harold L. Walters' whacky three minute medley, "Instant Concert," which crams 30 well-known tunes from folk music to classics from around the globe.

The June 20 performance has been dubbed, "Memphis Bound Part 1."

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