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Concert Band set for Sunday performance

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Matt Huber
The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present London 2012, Sunday, Aug. 5, at Forest Park rain or shine.

With the London 2012 Olympics in full swing this week, the band will present band music heard around the world.

Since 1896, brass bands and military bands have been important features of the Olympics, playing national anthems and international marches.

The BCB German Band will entertain beginning at 7:15 p.m., followed by the entire Brazil Concert Band at 8.

From Great Britain, the band will offer "Michelle," made famous by the Beatles, "The Royal Welch Fusiliers," which is Sousa's salute to Wales and Anderson's "The Rakes of Mallow."

The Bourgeois version of "The March of the Belgian Paratroopers," Hansson's Norwegian work "Valdres" and French composer Saint-Saens' "Pass Redouble," are also slated to be performed.

From the German speaking nations, the band will perform "March Militaire No. 1" by Schubert, "Overture Militaire," by Haydn and Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries."

Two great, but seldom heard American marches, will open and close the show, "Transcontinental March," by Hughes, and "Stepping Along," by Goldman.

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