The Brazil Concert Band will present “On The Corner Of King and Broadway” at 8 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine, in Forest Park at Brazil.
The BCB with director Matthew S. Huber will perform the themes from three Broadway musicals this week and band favorites by composer Karl L. King.
In 2004, the Brazil Concert Band performed on Ellis Island in New York City. While in NYC, the musicians saw “Chicago” on Broadway.
In “Selections From Chicago,” arranged by Ted Ricketts, enjoy “And All That Jazz,” “Cell Block Tango,” “Roxie” and “We Both Reached For The Gun,” all by Fred Ebb and John Kander.
“Selections From Les Miserables,” arranged by Warren Barker, includes “At The End Of The Day,” “I Dreamed A Dream,” “Master Of The House,” “On My Own” and “Do You Hear The People Sing” by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Herbert Kretzmer.
The third Broadway hit is “Highlights From Guys And Dolls,” written by Frank Loesser and arranged by Calvin Custer with “Guys And Dolls,” Luck Be A Lady,” “I’ve Never Been In Love Before,” “A Bushel And A Peck,” “Follow The Fold,” “If I Were A Bell” and “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ The Boat.”
Karl L. King (1891-1971) was a composer, conductor and euphonium player from Ohio who traveled with the biggest names in circuses and with the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show.
For 51 years, King directed the Fort Dodge, Iowa, Community Band and wrote over 300 works for band.
The BCB will perform King’s “March-Ponderoso,” “The Big Cage,” and “Sells-Floto Triumphal,” arranged by Andrew Glover, and “The Walking Frog” and “The Melody Shop.”
Classic for the evening is “Overture Militaire” by Joseph Hadyn and arranged by Joseph Skornicka.
A medley of rock tunes, “Highlights From Jersey Boys” by Michael Brown, includes “Walk Like A Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “December 1963” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You.”
The Loyal Order of the Moose will serve chicken noodle dinners from the Forest Park concession stand.
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