Brazil Band to play grand finale on Sunday

Friday, August 24, 2018

BRAZIL -- The Brazil Concert Band and Director Matthew S. Huber will perform Grand Finale 2018 Sunday, Aug. 26 at the special time of 7:30 p.m. at the Forest Park bandshell or, in case of rain, the pavilion.

Two new compositions arranged by BCB alum Francis Massinon will debut -- “Salute To Brazil” by John Gus Davis and “Jolly Fellows” by Massinon’s grandfather and fellow BCB alum Anton Massinon.

New for the World War I centennial comes “Songs of the Great War” arranged by Andrew Glover. Included will be “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary,” “Good Morning, Mr. Zip Zip Zip,” “Roses of Picardy,” “How Ya Gonna Keep ‘em Down on the Farm?,” “Keep the Home Fires Burning,” “Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag” and “Over There!”

Marches by John Philip Sousa include “Homeward Bound,” “Powhatan’s Daughter,” “Who’s Who in Navy Blue” and our National March, “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”

Also new is “Best of the West!” featuring “I’m on My Way” from “Paint Your Wagon,” “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly,” “Blazing Saddles” and “The Magnificent Seven” arranged by Michael Story.

From World War II comes “Victory at Sea” by Richard Rodgers and transcribed for band by Robert Russell Bennett and Rodgers’ “South Pacific” arranged by Philip Lang.

Fred Jewell’s “Spick and Span Overture,” the march from “First Suite in E Flat” by Gustav Holst and arranged by Frederick Fennell, “American Patrol” by F. W. Meacham and “Smile, Darn Ya, Smile” by Max Rich and arranged by George Jones round out the finale.

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