After ten minutes, the rest of the band was to follow. We formed a single line and played follow-the-leader into EPCOT from a gate at the Imagination Pavilion and walked about 1,000 feet to the back of our stage. We walked onto the stage and everyone remained standing until given the signal to be seated. With that, there was an announcement welcoming "one and all to a concert by the Brazil Concert Band of Brazil, Indiana under the direction of Matt  Huber". And the show was on!

Disney had really liked our audition tape and wanted a concert of "lively patriotic music" which is what we do best. We began with "Supreme Triumph March" by Fred Jewell. Melanie took to the microphone and expertly announced each march. We gave the crowd "Semper Fidelis", "National Emblem", "El Capitan", "Invercargill", "The Washington Post", "American Patrol" and ended with "The Stars and Stripes Forever".
The crowd whooped and hollered and wildly applauded each march. They and Disney really made us feel special. Several of us had Florida relatives in the audience including my aunt and uncle Jane and Ed Miller and cousins Gerald and Jane Brennan and Peggy Miller.

Our thirty minute concert flew by quickly. The band performance was fantastic and our host Otto was very impressed. He told us we play marches "like the Academy Band with all the proper tempos and cymbal crashes in the right places". He deemed it an excellent performance. The last time we performed so well was at the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Click below to download a RealVideo performance of the Supreme Triumph march by Indiana's march king, Fred Jewell:

1.6MB file (approximately 5 min. download with a 56K modem)

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