Concerts celebrate marches, swing, classical

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March Madness concert on Merritt Island

March up to Merritt Island High School Auditorium to catch “March Madness,” Community Band of Brevard’s celebration of marches. Merritt Island High is at 100 Mustang Way, off Courtenay Parkway. 

The free concert, scheduled for 3 p.m., Sunday, March 13, will showcase both American and European traditional marches, plus concert pieces that include jaunty martial music.

The American March King, John Philip Sousa, will of course be featured prominently, with selections that include the “Washington Post” and the “Free Lance” marches. 

The celebratory “Radetzky March” by Johann Strauss Sr., along with other marches by Gustav Holst and Robert Jager will be joined by “Suite of Old American Dances” by Robert Russell Bennett and others.