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THCB at Fairbanks Park Saturday

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

TERRE HAUTE -- The Terre Haute Community Band welcomes all to "The Land Of Make Believe," Saturday, at 8 p.m., at the Family Y Building in Fairbanks Park.

Fantasy characters will greet people as they arrive at the concert Saturday.

Cinderella, Glenda the Good Witch from "The Wizard of Oz," Jack Sparrow from the "Pirates of the Caribbean," and Queen Maleficent from "Sleeping Beauty," will all be on hand to visit with children.

There will be prizes and refreshments for all and one lucky child will win a scholarship to attend the Y Summer Day Camp for a week.

A stirring fanfare by Rick Kirby signals the new arrangement of "The Star Spangled Banner," by Jack Stamp. "The Colonel Bogey March" steps up the pace and encourages the audience to whistle along with the music.

Betsy Baer, who sang with the band at the first concert this season, will be back again to sing "Over the Rainbow," from "The Wizard of Oz," and selected songs from the medley "A Disneyland Celebration." The 2007 Disney fantasy-musical film, "Enchanted," combines live action and traditional animation and a great soundtrack composed by Alan Menken.

"Pirates of the Caribbean," was a Disney ride decades before it became a successful movie trilogy. The band will play a symphonic suite "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest." The film "Pinocchio," won the Disney studio one of its first Academy awards for Best Music and Original Score and Best Song and was sung in the movie by "Jiminy Cricket."

Charles Ives' "Variation on 'America,'" provides a change of pace from the Disney film music. Ives' compositions are known for their quirky rhythms and dissonances. The music is at times beautiful and at times grates on the ears like fingernails on blackboards, but is always fun to play and listen to.

The playlist for the evening also includes "Holiday for Trombones," a David Rose composition, "Adventurous Night Suite," by Eric Osterling, and "Robinson's Grand Entrée March," by Karl King.

The conductor of the Terre Haute Community Band is Yvonne Newlin, the Performing Arts Coordinator at Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill.

The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by the Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department.

For further information, call the Terre Haute Community Band office and library at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, 812-535-6440, or visit www.terrehautecommunityband.org.

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