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BCB set for Sunday

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Brazil Concert Band Director Matthew S. Huber
The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present, "The Stars and Stripes Forever," in a special edition show, complete with intermission, Sunday, July 1, at the special time of 7:30 p.m., at Forest Park, rain or shine.

The band will present Overture "1812," by Tchaikovsky, in a wind band transcription by M. L. Lake, from the Sousa Band era.

"1812" will be performed in full with all the melodies, bells and gunshots of the classic work.

By tradition, the band will honor all veterans with "Armed Forces Salute," by Lowden and pay tribute to the "Greatest Generation" with "The Homefront: Musical Memories From World War II," arranged by Christensen.

"The Fourth of July," which contains nearly all the best patriotic melodies and arranged by Cacavas, will set the All-American mood of the evening.

All-time favorites, "America the Beautiful," arranged by Dragon and Meacham's marching medley, "American Patrol," are staples with any Brazil Concert Band patriotic show.

Marches will include "Man of the Hour," by Fillmore, "Emblem of Unity," by Richards, "Legion of Honor," by Jewell, "Emblem of Freedom," by King, and three of Sousa's all-time classics, "Semper Fidelis," "The Washington Post," and "The Stars and Stripes Forever."

Janelle R. Huber will begin the evening with Sousa's version of "The Star Spangled Banner."

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