'America's Musical Heritage' to be theme of Sunday's concert in the park

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Brazil Concert Band, directed by Matthew S. Huber will present "America's Musical Heritage" Sunday, August 12th at the special time of 7 p.m. rain or shine in Forest Park.

The Covered Bridge Harmony, a barbershop choir from Putnam County, will return to entertain our audience.

During the past year, two well-known musicians in the Wabash Valley passed away who had strong connections with the Brazil Concert Band.

Jim Thistle began playing percussion in the Brazil Concert Band as a high school student. Jim served in the army as a musician and taught band in Clay County his entire teaching career. Jim served as director of the Brazil Concert Band from 1978 through 1981.

Doris Pell joined the Brazil Concert Band as a saxophonist during high school and was a music teacher throughout her career. Doris was a talented pianist at several churches and played and directed in theater productions in the Wabash Valley.

The BCB will honor their memory with a concert reflecting the wide variety of America's music they enjoyed.

BCB trombonist Norman Hanson's arrangement of "Amazing Grace" will be performed as a tribute to Jim Thistle and Doris Pell.

Sunday's BCB show will feature "The Viking March" by King, "Show Boat" arranged by Bennett, "Mancini Magic" arranged by Brubaker, "The Pride of the Wolverines" by Sousa and "The Blues Brothers Revue" arranged by Bocook.

Also, "Dixieland Clambake" by Warrington, "We Are Coming" by Sousa, "Moonlight Serenade" arranged by Herfurth, "Star Dust" arranged by Yoder and "The U.S. Field Artillery" by Sousa.

The concession stand will be run by the Bee Ridge Church this week.

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