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Brazil Concert Band sets rehearsal schedule

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Matthew Huber
The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will strike up the band session May 17, with rehearsal at the Northview High School Band Room.

The rehearsal is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

The second rehearsal is at Northview May 24, at 7 p.m., and for the rest of the season, rehearsals will take place at Forest Park.

The first concert is scheduled for June 5, at 8 p.m., at Forest Park, rain or shine, and continues each Sunday through Aug. 28.

The opening show will honor the late Jim Dressler, former Brazil Times' editor, with "Seen and Heard," which was Jim's trademark column.

Special concerts will take place in Greencastle July 5, Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute July 16, and the Scottish Rite in Terre Haute Nov. 20.

The 75-member BCB welcomes new musicians to join. Requirements include staff ownership of a band instrument and commitment to the band's schedule.

New musicians need to be at least middle school graduates.

All area high school, college and adult instrumentalists are invited to join the 154th season of one of America's oldest community bands.

The Brazil Concert Band was established in 1858 and played for the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Its bandsmen all served in the Civil War.

In 2006, the BCB earned the Sudler Silver Scroll from the John Philip Sousa Foundation for its long history and musical excellence.

The BCB has recorded two CDs of music by Indiana's own Fred Jewell, who served in the band in 1902.

The BCB has performed in Washington, D.C., Disney World, New Orleans, New York City, Wisconsin Dells and Memphis, Tenn.

Concert goers will enjoy the 200 new personalized benches gracing the Forest Park Band Shell in the park.

The band shell will also sport a new look this year with a new awning.

For more information, contact Huber at 448-3420 or log on to www.brazilconcertband.org.

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