Friday, September 25, 2020

Naples Concert Band Kicks Off 43rd Season with Memorial Concert

The Naples Concert Band (www.NaplesConcertBand.org), under the direction of Harris Lanzel, will open its 43rd season with a Concert in the Park on Sunday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cambier Park Bandshell, with a special encore performance at Artis-Naples on Sunday, October 26 at 4:00 p.m.

The Naples Concert Band’s (NCB) first concert of the season is dedicated to the memory of Dr. James “Jym” Moore, long time Naples Concert Band member and percussion section leader.  Jym passed away on June 12, 2014.

The concert will feature three powerhouse soloists including Glenn Basham, concert master of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, who will perform the flashy violin solo Csardas by Monti as well as show off his harmonica chops in Norman Tailor’s Three Sketches; and Craig Greusel, baritone, and Lisa Federico, soprano, who will perform many of the memorable songs from the Broadway play Les Miserables.

Sousa Marches, The Overture to Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Ravel’s Bolero, and Highlights from the Disney movie Frozen are some of the selections that will round out the program.

Special thanks to NCB concert sponsor, Sun Reality, Diane J. Brennan, GRT.

Guests are encouraged to arrive early with lawn chairs and blankets for seating.  Admission is free, with donations appreciated.  Donations received at each concert help to defray operating expenses and are applied to The Band’s Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships each year to deserving student members of The Band.

For those interested in learning more about the Naples Concert Band, there will be a tent at all performances with information about future concerts, sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, and how to become a ‘Fan of the Band’.

The Naples Concert Band is a non-profit organization dedicated to entertaining the community with old-fashioned concerts in the park. The Band’s43rd season will expand upon last season’s record breaking performances.  The schedule includes a special performance at Artis-Naples and eight regular concerts in the park featuring special guest performances and an exciting mix of new literature and old favorites that will satisfy all tastes.  For more information, contact the NCB Hotline at 239.263.9521 or visit www.NaplesConcertBand.org.  To audition for the Naples Concert Band, please contact Frank Burgeson, audition chair, at 239.598.2082.

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