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Community Band to present 'The Best Marches You Never Heard'

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Times Staff Report

TERRE HAUTE -- The Terre Haute Community Band will present, "The Best Marches You Never Heard," at 8 p.m., Aug. 18, at Fairbanks Park, Terre Haute.

Marches are a staple of all community bands, and audiences expect to hear some of their favorite at each concert.

A number of these selections are marches that are included in other longer compositions. One example is the "March," which is the last movement from Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weberby Paul Hindesmith. "Moorside March," is from "A Moorside Suite," by Gustav Holst, which was composed specifically for brass bands and remains popular in the brass band repertoire today.

"Knightsbridge March," is from "London Suite," by Eric Coates, an English composer of light music and songs. Several of his compositions including "Knightsbridge March," were used as themes for British television programs. The "March of the Belgian Paratroopers," was written by Belgian composer Peirre Leemans as the result of a request from a World War II paratrooper unit.

"The National Game," by John Philip Sousa, will also be performed.

Other selections to be performed include "RepaszBand," written for the Repasz band in Williamsport, Pa., and "Candide Suite," composed by Leonard Bernstine and based on the novella of the same name by Voltaire.

The concert is free, and there will be summer prizes for some lucky winners.

For further information, call 812-535-6440 or log on to www.terrehautecommunityband.org.

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