Brazil Concert Band to play a variety July 14

Monday, July 8, 2019

The Brazil Concert Band will present “The Princess, The Wizard and The Light Cavalry” Sunday, July 14 at 8 p.m. in Forest Park, rain or shine.

The BCB, directed by Matthew Huber, can be liked on Facebook, and its website at has concert info, photos and a schedule available.

This week will feature Karl L. King’s “The Princess of India,” which he wrote during his circus career. King lived from 1891 to 1971.

Henry Fillmore transcribed Franz von Suppe’s “Light Cavalry Overture” for concert bands nearly 100 years ago. Fillmore’s life spanned from 1881 to 1956.

The James Barnes arrangement of “The Wizard of Oz” by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg includes all the favorites, such as “Over the Rainbow,” “Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard,” “The Merry Old Land of Oz” and “If I Only Had a Brain.”

Marches of the week are “The Washington Post” and “The Fairest of the Fair” by John Philip Sousa, “Amparito Roca” by Jaime Texidor and Fred Jewell’s “Supreme Triumph.”

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first landing of mankind on the moon, the BCB will play Henry Mancini’s “Moon River.”

Harold L. Walters wrote “Instant Concert” in 1970. This modern classic includes 30 all-time favorite melodies.

New for the BCB in 2019 is Michael Story’s “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.”

The Brazil Concert Band performs every Sunday evening through August.

The concession stand will be run by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary serving chicken and noodles.

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