The Brazil Concert Band has a number of big events coming up in Brazil, Greencastle and even Memphis, Tenn.
BCB, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will continue its summer series with "Memphis Bound Part II" on June 27 at 8 p.m. at Forest Park rain or shine.
The day starts the Brazil Rotary's weeklong celebration of the 4th of July, and the BCB will begin and finish the musical events.
The BCB will perform in Greencastle at Gobin UMC on the DePauw campus at 7 p.m. June 29.
Both the Greencastle engagement and the 90-minute 4th of July extravaganza in Brazil will feature "the grandest of patriotic favorites," promised Huber.
In Memphis, the BCB will perform at Elvis' mansion, Graceland, and downtown on historic Beale Street at the W.C. Handy Park.
The musical entourage will be staying at the famous Heartbreak Hotel across from Graceland.
For the concert on the 27th, the BCB will entertain with music to be played in Memphis including "King Cotton March" by Sousa; "March Gate City" by Weldon; "Lassus Trombone," "The Klaxon" and "Americans We" by Fillmore; "St. Louis Blues March" by Handy; "The Blue and the Gray" by Grundman; "American Patrol" by Meacham; and "JTCB On Parade," which includes Indiana college songs coupled with "Back Home Again In Indiana" all in a Dixieland beat by former Brazilian Marvin Workman.
From here in the Wabash Valley, "Shrine of Liberty" and "Supreme Triumph" both by Fred Jewell and the featured work for Graceland, "All Shook Up" which is a medley of Elvis Presley's hits "Jailhouse Rock", "All Shook Up", Love Me Tender", "C'mon Everybody" and "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Ted Ricketts.