The Brass Band of Minot presents a "Musical Spectacular" beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Ann Nicole Nelson Hall.
This free concert has been planned by director Gordon Troxel to highlight several special musicians in Minot.
"I think I work at getting the right pieces more than anything," he said. "We're opening with 'American Overture' by (Joseph) Jenkins, followed by 'Esprit,' which is a concert march."
A concert march, he said, is a march composed for a concert band, so it has more intricate harmonies and rhythms, which would be difficult to play while moving.
The next piece was composed by Minot Magic City high school seniors Matthew and Alan Jermiason.
"They came to me with this piece, it's the first thing they'd given me," Troxel said. "I don't know whether it's the first thing they've written. They said, 'We'd kinda like to hear what it sounds like.' I was curious, too.
"It's written for four trombones and four trumpets, which are their instruments," he said. "It's very rhythmic, a quality piece from wonderful, wonderful kids.
"They just don't have a name for it yet," he added. "We'll have one by showtime. You'll have to come to find it out."
The next selection is "Memory" from "Cats." Then the band will take a break while the Edison School's Do-Re-Mis children's choir takes the stage.
"We do like encouraging something new for the children to hear -- they don't normally get a chance to hear music like the Brass Band," Troxel said.
"After the children, we have 'Russian Circus Music,' where you can actually hear the elephants and the acrobats," he said. "You know, the band is a big part of the circus experience, and this is a great example."
Another highlight is a xylophone solo by a Minot State University senior, Justin Goetz, on "Sabre Dance" by Khachaturian, then "You'll Never Walk Alone" with "March Gloria" for the grand finale.