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Jackson Township band to perform

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

CENTER POINT -- The Jackson Township Community Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will appear in concert Saturday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m., in Center Point.

The 30-member band is a regular at the annual Center Point Fall Festival.

The band was established as a farm boys' band at the McNutt Farm just south of Hoosierville in 1915.

J. Gus Davis was the first conductor and trained the band members on the various wind and percussion instruments.

Long-time conductor Carl Kumpf was a member of the band for more than 75 years and led the band for nearly 60 years.

The band's longest continuous event is the Veterans Day ceremony, which takes place at the Clay County Courthouse, beginning with the Armistice performance Nov. 11, 1918.

The band was on call for all sorts of patriotic events during World War II and traveled throughout the United States with the American Legion during the last half of the 20th century playing every major national convention of the veteran's organization.

Well known for the preservation and performance of traditional American concert band music, the band owns and houses a collection of original compositions with an emphasis on Indiana "March King," Fred Jewell.

In 1968, former Brazil resident Marvin Workman composed "JTCB on Parade," for the band with its upbeat Dixieland style of tunes dear to the state of Indiana.

The band owns and maintains its home, the "Band Cabin," built by the band, located on Melody Lake north of Brazil.

The Center Point concert will offer patriotic aires, waltzes, polkas, overtures and marches.

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Does Matthew Huber own the Brazil Times or something? Are there any other members in this band? The Times publishes more pictures of this guy than any other person.

-- Posted by jshaw3 on Wed, Sep 19, 2012, at 8:59 PM

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