Brazil Concert Band set to begin 159th year

Thursday, May 12, 2016

BRAZIL -- The Brazil Concert Band will begin its 159th year of continuous music on Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. in the Northview High School band room.

The band will also rehearse at Northview on May 24 and then on to the band's home, the Forest Park bandshell, May 31 for the summer.

Concerts begin June 5 at 8 p.m. and continue every Sunday through Aug. 28 rain or shine.

Interested new musicians can join the fun of public performances for our large audience, friendly atmosphere and traditions by contacting Director Matthew S. Huber at 812-448-3420 or by email at for information.

Also, see the web page or like them on Facebook at Brazil Concert Band.

Huber, in his 35th year as music director, said good sight-reading skills and self ownership of a band instrument are required.

Players of all woodwind, brasses and percussion are urged to dust off that old instrument and join the Brazil Concert Band.

Musicians need to be at least a freshman in high school.

The band's ongoing theme for the Indiana Bicentennial will be "Hoosier Band" with new and traditional music by Indiana composers incorporated into each concert along with new purchases and old favorites.

Special performances include celebrating the Indiana Bicentennial during the music festival at the Palladium in Carmel Aug. 20, the Indiana torch runners event at the Clay County Courthouse Sept. 22 and the annual Fall Concert Nov. 20 at First Baptist Church in Terre Haute.

During its long history the BCB has played for the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, performed across the United States, recorded two compact discs of music by Indiana's own Fred Jewell, co-sponsored the Jewell Historic Marker in Worthington and earned the Sudler Silver Scroll for Historic Bands from the John Philip Sousa Foundation.

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