My wife and other friends and family members regularly attend the Brass Band of Battle Creek concerts there at Kellogg Auditorium last nite's was remarkable in every way to a sell-out crowd. The director for the date was Richard Evans, esteemed British condutor and Scotsman, dressed for the occaision in full highland kit. special guest musician was his friend of many years, Maurice Murphy on trumpet late of a long career as principal of the London Symphony Orchestra for 30 yrs. Rex Richardson ably filled the soprano chair vacated the retired Peter Roberts. The concert opened with a stirring rendition of the Overture to "Lawrence of Arabia/" The concert featured compositions of John Williams and movie music in general. March from "Midway" was next, followed by a beautiful rendition of "Born on the Fourth of July" featuring Rich Kelley's evocative cornet soloing. The exciting theme from " Silverado" followed, which I hadn't heard before. Stan Kenton's beautiful arrangement of "Tonight" from West Side Story followed , very lush brass playing. Baba Yaga/Great Gate of Kiev closed out the first half. What power! 2nd half started with the "Imperial March" from Star Wars. Mr Murphy played on the original sound track in 1977. Martin Armstrong, principal tenor horn of Grimethorpe played the standard brass band arrangement of "Over the Rainbow" very nicely. The incredible technical Scherzo from Shostakovich's 10th Symphony was amazing. An intimate rendition of "When I Fall In Love" with Jens Lindemann on fluegel, Wycliffe Gordeon on muted bone, Marty Erickson on tuba, and Dave Ratajczak on brushes made a great change of pace. Concert ended with a rendition of John William Trilogy with Maurice Murphy on lead parts. Beautiful tone and control. Encore of "Sing Sing Sing" with memorable solos by Rex Richardson, and interplay by Wycliffe Gordon and Chris Jaudes capped a memorable evening. The BBBC is leaving for Florida now for a 2 city concert tour and is to play a concert on Aug 17 in Millenium Park in Chicago.