Brazil Concert Band plans performance in honor of famous Indiana composer




Courtesy of Matthew S. Huber.

BRAZIL, Ind. (WTWO / WAWV) – The Brazil Concert Band will perform their new concert piece, which honors a legendary composer, at 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 15, in Forest Park; the event will take place rain or shine.

BCB and director Matthew S. Huber will honor Fred Jewell, known as Indiana March King, with a concert of all of Jewell’s compositions. A native of Worthington, Indiana, Jewell was born in 1875 into a family of musicians. At 16, he left home for life as a circus musician, playing the euphonium and cornet and conducting circus bands for the next twenty years.

Jewell performed in the Brazil Concert Band during the offseason at the turn of the 20th century. Her son, Fred Jr. grew up and became a lawyer. Fred Jr. played the E-flat clarinet with the Brazil Concert Band and the Jackson Township Community Band.

During his performance in honor of Jewell, the BCB will perform several of his works, including “Cloth Of Gold”, “The Pumpkin Center Cornet Band”, “The Old Circus Band”, “The Scarlet King”, “At Break Of Dawn ”,“ A Passing Fantasy ”“ March of the Prophets ”,“ Trumpets of Victory ”,“ At Evening Time ”and“ Pageant of Progress ”.

The concession stand will be operated by the Clay Youth Soccer Club. They will serve Italian beef.



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