Nov 02, 2012
The Humboldt Bay Brass Band salutes veterans and the Olympics in its “Heroes and Warriors” concert on Saturday, Nov. 10 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
The concert will include several familiar tunes, including the Colonel Bogey March from “The Bridge on the River Kwai”, and Bugler’s Dream, which includes the famous theme used by ABC for its Olympic coverage. It is played on natural (no valve) signal trumpets by the group within the band, Trumpet Consort von Humboldt, which performed it this summer at the international symposium of the Historic Brass Society in New York.
Other selections carrying forward the themes include “Old Comrades,” a quick-step march by William Rimmer,“Heroes and Warriors” by contemporary British composer Rodney Newton and “Requiem and Prayer” by Anton Bruckner, which Humboldt Bay Brass Band director Gilbert Cline describes as “calm and reflective.” “Light Cavalry Overture” by Franz von Suppe is another well-known tune, familiar from numerous soundtracks and advertisements.
In addition, four cornet soloists combine on “Bugler’s Holiday,” the 1950s hit by Leroy Anderson, and the band plays a brass version of the Dave Brubeck Quartet classic, “Take Five.”
Tickets are $7/$3 and free for HSU students with and ID from the HSU Ticket Office (826-3928) or at the door. Directed by Gilbert Cline and produced by the HSU Music Department. For more information: HSUMusic.blogspot.com.