The Brazil Concert Band will give a tribute concert in New York next Sunday




Members of the Brazil Concert Band rehearse for an upcoming performance Tuesday night at Forest Park.

BRAZIL, Ind. (WTWO / WAWV) – The Brazil Concert Band will perform their final concert piece, titled “New York, New York,” at 8 pm on Sunday, July 25 in Forest Park; the event will continue even in the event of rain.

The BCB, along with director Matthew Huber, took a trip to New York in 2004 and performed on Ellis Island. While in the big city, the band members visited famous tourist attractions and watched many Broadway musicals, Huber said.

Group attendees saw “Chicago” with Page Davis and will perform “Selections From Chicago” with “And All That Jazz”, “Cell Block Tango”, “Roxie” and “We Both Reached For The Gun” on Sunday. Additionally, Frank Erickson has arranged “Richard Rogers: A Symphonic Portrait,” including several of the legendary composer’s Broadway favorites, for next weekend’s performance.

Other songs to be performed by the BCB include hits from “Gershwin” such as “Rhapsody In Blue”, “Strike Up The Band”, “Embraceable You” and “I Got Rhythm”. Additionally, starting with “The Phantom Of The Opera”, the band will perform “Think Of Me”, “Angel Of Music” and “The Music Of The Night” in Warren Barker’s arrangement for the group.

John Philip Sousa and his group were based in New York in 2004, and during the BCB’s trip to New York, the “Manhattan Beach” and “New York Hippodrome” steps were featured at Ellis Island.

On Sunday, the BCB will also perform “Theme From New York, New York”, arranged by Frank Cofield and “Old New York Medley”, arranged by Paul Yoder which includes “While Strolling Thru The Park”, “Bicycle Built For Two” and ” The Bowery “.

This week, local Girl Scouts will run the concession stand and sell pulled chicken sandwiches.

The Brazil Concert Band performs every Sunday in Forest Park until August.



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