Saturday, November 10, 2012

 The Cornet section of Humboldt Bay Brass Band. Back, left to right: Chris Cox, Sean Gill, Tom Cover, Leon Hamilton, & Ryan Brown. Front, left to right: Fredéric Bélanger, Molly Harvis, Victoria Sacramento, and John Ferreira. Similar to an orchestra, the cornet section is one-third of an entire brass band.

Heroes and Warriors with the Humboldt Bay Brass Band

The Humboldt Bay Brass Band salutes veterans and the Olympics in its “Heroes and Warriors” concert on Saturday, November 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.”

The 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.”

Humboldt Bay Brass Band performs on Saturday November 10 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus in Arcata. Tickets: $7/$3/free to HSU students with i.d. from HSU Ticket Office (826-3928) or at the door. Directed by Gilbert Cline, produced by the HSU Music Department. 

Media: Humboldt State Now, Arcata Eye, Tri-City Weekly

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