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Concert Band set for Sunday

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Matt Huber
The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "A Grand and Glorious Fourth of July," Sunday at 8 p.m., at the Forest Park pavilion rain or shine.

The special edition, 90-minute concert, will be complete with intermission and the Brazil Rotary Club's fireworks display following the BCB performance.

The band is famous for performing marches and the following toe tappers will be offered: "El Capitan," "Sabre and Spurs," "The Liberty Bell," and "The Stars and Stripes Forever," all by John Philip Sousa.

In addition, "Emblem of Unity," by J.J. Richards and E.F. Goldman's "Chimes of Liberty," will march forth along with Sousa's three versions of "Yankee Doodle," cleverly woven into "Fugue on Yankee Doodle."

New to the band this year is the Revolutionary War marching song, "Chester," by William Schuman, based on William Billing's tune from the year 1778.

Principal bass drummer T.J. Sneddon will recite the Gettysburg Address to James Hosay's "To Heal a Nation," a musical setting about Abraham Lincoln's well-known essay.

Old favorites, "America the Beautiful," arranged by Carmen Dragon, and the John Cacavas version of "America," are traditional Brazil Concert Band musical treats that are also on the playlist.

Huber assures the audience that if they have not found a patriotic favorite yet, he believes "Fourth of July," by John Cacavas will do the trick with nearly 15 star-spangled gems.

Janelle Huber, Indiana State University music education major, will sing "The Star Spangled Banner," to open the show.

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