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BCB set for Sunday performance

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Matthew S. Huber
The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "Classic American Melodies," Sunday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m., in Forest Park, rain or shine.

Concert attendees will be treated to more than 30 made in America tunes covering a span of history as long as the Brazil Concert Band has been in existence.

The earliest goes to Stephen Foster in a medley of the mid-19th century composer's best-known works in a setting by Sammy Nestico, "Tribute to Stephen Foster," as the BCB continues with music from the Civil War.

From the American circus, the BCB will play Karl L. King's rag, "Kentucky Sunrise."

Fans of George Gershwin will enjoy the upbeat Bennett version of "Gershwin" with its 1920s and 1930s show music appeal.

The performance will also include three John Philip Sousa later works, including "Kansas Wildcats," "Pride of the Wolverines," and "Northern Pines."

Composer Irving Berlin's music featuring the World War II classic, "God Bless America," is also on tap in the medley by Ades.

Those ever-popular Disney songs will bring back memories of trips to Disney World and Disney Land in Werle's arrangement.

From the movies, the BCB will perform Barnes' arrangement of "The Wizard of Oz," in a fresh setting of all the best songs.

With fond memories of the BCB's performances at Graceland last summer, the home of Elvis Presley, Ricketts' popular medley will once again get everyone, "All Shook Up."

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