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Community Band to perform

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

TERRE HAUTE -- The Terre Haute Community Band will present "Across the Great Divide," Saturday, Aug. 4, at Fairbanks Park, beginning at 8 p.m.

Guest conductor Steve Humphrey will lead the band in the concert, which will explore the idea of going beyond the traditional and ordinary to explore new paths and challenges.

Admission to the event is free.

Humphrey is currently band director at Honey Creek Middle School and assistant director at Terre Haute South High School.

After playing in community bands while in high school, he went on to earn a bachelor's in music education from Southern Illinois University and a master's in music education from VanderCook College of Music, where he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award.

He is active as a judge at Indiana State School Music Association contests. This school year will begin his 39th year teaching band.

The 2012 Olympic Games in London celebrates the greatest athletes in the world and music associated with the games seemed a perfect fit for the concert.

Selections to be played will include "Olympic Fanfare and Theme," by John Williams, "I Wish," and "Hey, Duke," both by Stevie Wonder from his album, "Songs in the Key of Life."

Other selections will include "Across the Great Divide," by Rob Romeyn, "Cincinnatus March," by H.A. VanderCook, "Clarinets Allegro," by Frank D. Cofield, "Second Symphony," by Alexamdre Borodin, "Galop," by Dimitre Shostakovich, "Strike Up The Band," by George and Ira Gershwin, and "Anchors Aweigh."

The summer concert series is presented by the Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department. Grants are provided from the Wabash Valley Community Foundation, City of Terre Haute, and Arts Illiana, a regional partner of the Indiana Arts Commission and media sponsorship with WFIU.

For further information, contact the Terre Haute Community Band at 812-535-6440 or log onto www.terrehautecommunityband.org.

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