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Band presents fall concert

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute and the Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present the annual fall concert at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 8th and Ohio streets, Terre Haute, Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m.

Admission is free, courtesy of the Scottish Rite and the 75-member BCB.

For more than 25 years, the Scottish Rite and Brazil Concert Band have joined forces to present quality concert band presentations.

In 2003 and 2007, BCB made two CDs of music by Indiana composer Fred Jewell on the stage of the historic former Vaudeville theater.

John Philip Sousa once remarked about the fine acoustics at the Hippdrome Theater, now the home of the Scottish Rite, during a concert with his famous band.

Brazil Concert Band CDs will be offered for sale before and after the Nov. 20 concert.

The BCB traces its origins to 1858 and played for the Lincoln-Douglas debates. The original members served together during the Civil War.

The BCB is well traveled, having performed in Washington, D.C., Disney World, New Orleans, New York City, Wisconsin Dells and Memphis.

Huber, who joined BCB in 1968, has been conducted for 30 years, completing the longest tenure as director in the band's history.

The Sudler award winning BCB will present an eclectic program offering excerpts from Gustav Holst's "Second Suite in F," "Jug of Punch," from Robert Smith's "Irish Songs," with soloist T.J. Sneddon, "Selections from Phantom of the Opera," arranged by Warren Barker, and "Columbia Grand Patriotic Potpourri," by George Barnard, which honors soldiers from the Civil War.

The classic overture of the day will be "Poet and Peasant," by Franz von Suppe and arranged for the band by Henry Fillmore.

Robert Pell will perform the well-known solo on the alto saxophone. Pell, a Brazil attorney, is also a member of the Jackson Township Community Band.

Marches by the "Big Four," American march kings, Jewell, Karl L. King, Fillmore and Sousa, will also be performed.

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