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BCB to present 'Grand Finale'

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Matt Huber
The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "Grand Finale 2010," Sunday, Aug. 29, at the special time of 7:30 p.m.

The BCB had a great season with 13 Sunday concerts at Forest Park, a program at Gobin Church in Greencastle and performances at Graceland and the W.C. Handy Park in Memphis, Tenn.

The Sudler Award-winning BCB will showcase highlights from the 2010 summer plus a special historic musical treat -- a genuine saxophone octet as performed by members of the John Philip Sousa Band in the 1920s.

Huber received a boxful of original Sousa photos, uniform insignia, programs, route sheets and manuscript octets which belonged to the Sousa Band member Fred Monroe of Evansville, from Monroe's great-niece, Carolyn Miller.

Monroe, who played the E-flat contra bass saxophone with Sousa, scored the octets for performances during the Sousa band concerts.

The BCB Saxophone Octet will feature Diana Joslin, Marcia Meurer, Troy Cummings and B.J. Reisinger on alto saxophone, John Penry and Gary Van Middlesworth on tenor saxophone, Jack Malone on baritone saxophone, and Robert Pell on bass saxophone in the march "Brook's Chicago Marine Band."

The BCB play list for the Grand Finale will also include "Emperata Overture," "Hollywood Milestones," "The Purple Carnival," "Songs of Old Kentucky," "Ride of the Valkyries," "All Shook Up," "The Blue and the Gray," "Duke Ellington in Concert," "Mancini Magic," "Memories of Stephen Foster," "Lassus Trombone," "America The Beautiful," "El Capitan Waltz and March," and the band's signature march, "The Stars and Stripes Forever."

Melanie Huber will have BCB compact discs, "Jewell of the Wabash," and "The Pride of Brazil," for sale as well.

The BCB invites all to see its website, www.brazilconcertband.org, including its successful tour of Memphis, Tenn., and to their fall show at the Terre Haute Scottish Rite Nov. 21, at 3 p.m.

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