The band invites everyone to bring dad to the concert for a toe-tapping evening of grand music from Sousa to Broadway.
Marches from two of John Philip Sousa's successful comic operettas include, "The Bride-Elect," and "The Man Behind The Gun." Also, his seldom heard march, "The Dauntless Battalion," dedicated to the Pennsylvania Military College which awarded Sousa an honorary Ph.d diploma.
Although the Scottish soldiers' tune from 1746, with 7,000 Highlanders defeated at the Battle of Culloden Moor, "Loch Lomond," found its way to America and was often sung by homesick Civil War soldiers from the North and South. Frank Ticheli arranged this edition.
Just for fun, the band will perform Karl L. King's deep sea serenade, "The Octopus and the Mermaid," featuring the BCB tuba-sousaphone section of Wayne Parkins, Chris Sanders, Bill McDonald, Bob Shobe, Harold Ellshoff and Jason Alsip.
Completing his first year in the Wabash Valley is Roby George, Director of Bands at Indiana State University. George will conduct, "First Suite in E Flat," by Holst and Alford's, "The Purple Carnival." The band and ISU have a very long relationship spanning more than a century and welcomes George and salutes all BCB's Sycamores, past and present.
In addition, the band will perform, "Annie," from the Broadway hit musical, arranged by John Higgins, Scott Joplin's, "The Entertainer," from the movie, "The Sting," and "The Homefront: Musical Memories from World War II."