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BCB set for Sunday performance

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Matt Huber
The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "The Road To Brazil," Sunday, at 8 p.m., at the Forest Park Band Shell or Pavilion in case of rain.

The round trip from Brazil, Ind., to the nation of Brazil in South America, is a tribute to both Brazils.

Brazil, Ind., is the largest city by that name in the United States and as a result, received the beautiful fountain located at the west entrance to Forest Park in 1956.

In 1998, the Brazil Concert Band performed at the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

The BCB will begin and end the Sunday concert with "The Brazil Special," By Davis, and "Pride of Brazil," by Goodman. Both marches were dedicated to the Brazil Concert Band.

The featured overture is "IL Guarany," by Carlo Gomez, based on the Brazilian opera about native Americans in Brazil, South America. The edition was written by Herbert L. Clarke of the Sousa Band.

On the way south, the BCB will offer "San Lorenzo," by Silva, "The Pathfinder of Panama," by Sousa, "Commandanta," by Guentzel, and "Trombrero," by Cofield.

Just for fun, the band's play list will also include "The Music of Disneyland," and "Cartoon Carnival," for children of all ages.

Big band fans will also enjoy "Caravan," arranged by Saucedo and those who go for Westerns will saddle up to "The Cowboys," in a setting by Curnow.

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This brings back memories...when I was a little girl, I won 50 silver dollars in the amateur contest in the bandshell...with Wesley C. Damm as the conductor and acompanist. My Grandparents, George and Maud Davis had Davis Orchards. My Father was Bill Berry and my mom, Katherine, lives with my husband and I in Boulder,CO. She is 91 and still has her beauty and sense of humor. She loves to tell about being born in Brazil...waits a beat ...then says "Indiana, of course". thanks for the memories. Carolyn Berry Kline

-- Posted by ckline on Sun, Aug 8, 2010, at 11:52 PM

With heavy hearts we nudge closer to the end of a favorite, most enjoyable BCB season. If only we could extend the taste of this "Creme Puff" a bit longer! Do we all truly appreciate our BCB, with the AWESOME director, and the persevering efforts each 'n everyone on that stage puts forth for our fantastic evening of entertainment?! Then there is Janelle, the BIG voice in that tiny body, sooo unexpected, unsurpassed, and from time to time we are even honored with a talented guest conductor! One more thought, it was noted at last evening's performance by one wise lady that behind every good man, there is a WONDER woman lurking in the shadows! Need I say more?

-- Posted by toats on Mon, Aug 9, 2010, at 4:30 PM

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