EATON — The Ohio Valley British Brass Band will return to Eaton for its fourth appearance on Sunday, April 24, at 4 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 600 Hillcrest Drive at Eaton High School.
This semi-professional group, now in its 24th year, is recognized as one of the finest brass ensembles in the midwest.
Once again, the group will share the performance with the Eaton Area Community Band, directed by Tad Stewart, former director of bands for Eaton Community Schools. The Community Band’s selections will include highlights from two musicals — The King and I and Into the Woods. The band will also perform How Firm Thy Friendship, an arrangement based on the hymn Come, Christians, Join to Sing, which is also the tune of the O.S.U. Alma Mater, and Orpheus Overture, which includes the well-known “Can Can.”
The Brass Band’s selections will include selections from Fiddler on the Roof, a rousing Irish medley entitled Dublin Pictures, and A Celebration Suite, written by Tad Stewart and commissioned by the Golden State British Brass Band in Fullerton, California, for their 20th anniversary.
Once again, the bands will combine at the end of the concert for two selections featuring antiphonal brass players lining the sides and back of the auditorium. This group will include selected brass players from the five Preble County High Schools. Admission to the concert is free.