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Community Band to perform

Friday, June 8, 2012

TERRE HAUTE -- The Terre Haute Community Band will perform "Till the End of Time," Saturday, June 9, at 8 p.m., at Fairbanks Park, Terre Haute.

Several songs will make up the performances, including works of John Philip Sousa and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

John Philip Sousa, known primarily for his military inspired marchesalso, had a deep appreciation of the fairer sex and "Fairest of the Fair" recalled a pretty girl he had seen but never met. Often regarded as one of his most melodic and best-written marches, it has a light, bouncy opening and heroic trio ending.

The most famous of all the "big bands," was the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and their biggest hit record was "In The Mood."

Artie Shaw didn't record the tune because it was too long for a 78 rpm record, but Miller was able to pare the melody down to the "meat and potatoes" of the tune.

Other songs scheduled to be performed include "As Summer Was Just Beginning," "Wine, Women and Song," "Gypsy Love Song," and "Country Gardens."

Conductor Yvonne Newlin is beginning her eighth season with the Terre Haute Community Band and recently retired from her full-time teaching position at Lincoln Trail College, Robinson, Ill.

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