Brazil Concert Band presents show

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "William Tell and Friends" at the Scottish Rite Cathedral located at 8th and Ohio Streets in Terre Haute.

The 3 p.m. concert will take place Nov. 22.

This is an unique opportunity to slip back in time and marvel at this well maintained concert hall once known as the Hippodrome and featured famous entertainers including John Philip Sousa.

Best of all, this is a free public performance courtesy of both the Scottish Rite and the 70 member Brazil Concert Band.

The nationally known Brazil Concert Band, recipient of the Sudler Silver Scroll Band Award, has performed throughout the nation, professionally recorded two CDs of music by composer Fred Jewell and has entertained the citizens of the Wabash Valley for over 150 years.

Its Forest Park series of summer "concerts under the stars" draws thousands to the band's home, the Forest Park Band Shell.

The classic overture for the performance is "William Tell," played in its entirety and featuring Shelley Criss on flute and Julie Dugger on oboe.

Trumpeters David Brinson, Dr. Martin Dixon and Steve Steppe will share the stage on Leroy Anderson's popular "Bugler's Holiday."

New to the BCB is "The Travelin' Hat Rag" by Bobrowitz with all the fun syncopations guaranteed to keep everyone on their toes.

The entire trumpet section is highlighted in "Tijuana Brass in Concert" with those delightful tunes by Herb Alpert and a fine old march by Fred Jewell "Trumpets of Victory."

Honoring America's veterans, the BCB will perform the stately "Victory at Sea" from the famous television series about World War II. Richard Rodgers wrote the themes and Robert Russell Bennett scored the music for band.

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