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Friday, June 25, 2010

TERRE HAUTE -- All are invited to be a part of the big 4th of July celebration at Fairbanks Park.

Music, fireworks, food vendors and celebrities be on hand for the event.

Activities begin at 8 p.m., with the presentation of the national colors by the V.F.W. Post No. 972.

The Terre Haute Community Band will then take the stage to present, "Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and the 4th of July." Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett will welcome the audience and the program will be emceed by James Chesterton, THCB Board President.

Civil War reenactors representing the Civil War Indiana Volunteers will be present.

Face-painting will be available and the parks department will be selling glow products.

The fireworks show will follow later in the evening.

The music selected for the celebration includes such standards as Sousa marches and "Armed Forces Salute."

Those in the audience who can recall the World War II years will enjoy "Homefront," and "Musical Memories from World War II."

In addition, the band will perform the Lee Greenwood composition, "God Bless the USA."

James Curnow has intertwined his own material with fragments of "America the Beautiful" to create "Amber Waves of Grain."

"American Soldier," by Francis A. Myers will also be performed, as will "Bugle Boy March," "Pastime," "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," "Gettysburg: The Third Day," "The Midway March," "The World Turned Upside Down," and "On the Banks of the Wabash."

All concerts are free and take place at Fairbanks Park.

The conductor of the band is Yvonne Newlin.

For more information, call 812-535-6440 or log on to www.terrehautecommunityband.org.

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