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Naples Concert Band’s Season Schedule


 

 

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The Naples Concert Band (“NCB”), a non-profit organization dedicated to entertaining the community with enriching live musical performances in Cambier Park, is pleased to announce its 46th season schedule.

Under the direction of Harris Lanzel, NCB’s 46th season will feature powerful soloists and unforgettable music with seven regular concerts in the park at Cambier Park and two special joint concerts with the Bonita Springs Concert Band. Each performance will highlight special guest soloists as well as an exciting mix of new works and old favorites. In addition, the band’s tubas and euphoniums will perform at TUBA Christmas on 5th Avenue South in December.

“The NCB and its audience have grown exponentially over the past several years. Be prepared to have a great musical experience whether you are a faithful follower of our band or are attending one of our concerts for the first time. Bring your family and friends and enjoy the sights and sounds of a Sunday afternoon concert in beautiful Cambier Park,” said Lanzel.

The NCB kicks off its season on Sunday, October 15, with a Concert in the Park that will special performances by the vocal trio of Lisa Federico, Jenny Bintliff, and Craig Greusel singing selections from “Oliver;” clarinet soloist Paul Votapek, principal clarinetist with The Naples Philharmonic, performing the “Artie Shaw Clarinet Concerto;” and the NCB clarinet section in Clarinet Candy will be included.

On Sunday, November 12, guests will enjoy a patriotic performance that will highlight our American heritage and honor our United States service men and women. Don’t miss vocalist Craig Greusel singing “Star Spangled Salute,” “America My Homeland” and the “Armed Forces Salute.” A narration entitled “I Am the American Flag” will round out this performance.

The December 3 Concert in the Park will provide the perfect music for this year’s holiday celebration including the vocal quartet of Amy Bright, Jenny Bintliff, Craig Greusel, and Ross Shaver singing “A Christmas Celebration,” “Christmas on Broadway,” and Leroy Anderson’s “A Christmas Festival.”

The 22nd annual TUBA Christmas event will include over 50 musicians and tubas, euphoniums, baritone, and more, all on the Sugden Plaza on December 14. This show promises to be exciting with a proclamation from the mayor; and prizes for best, most interesting, funniest, and seasonal costumes on the musicians.

The first concert of the New Year will take place on January 14 and will feature professional entertainer Cindy Miller singing several Natalie Cole songs and world renowned trombonist Harry Watters performing a variety of solos including “Embraceable You” and “Cherokee.”

The February 11 Concert in the Park will be one for the history books, with guests including Broadway vocalist Mark Sanders singing a medley of Barry Manilow hits and violinist Glenn Basham, concert master for The Naples Philharmonic, back by popular demand!

On Sunday, March 4, the dynamic vocal duo of Carolann Sanita and Gerritt VanderMeer singing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s A Concert Celebration and fan favorite – pianist Joshua Ross.

And, the final regular Concert in the Park of the season will take place on Sunday, March 24. Don’t miss popular area vocalist Wendy Renee singing “Georgia on My Mind” and “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” and flutist Julie Meschko performing on both piccolo and flute.

In April, the Naples Concert Band and the Bonita Springs Concert Band will present not one, but two Community Band Spectacular Concerts! On Sunday, April 15, they will perform at Cambier Park and on Sunday, April 22, they will perform in Bonita Springs. These two exciting Community Band Spectaculars will include a performance from both the NCB and the Bonita Springs Concert Band. Highlights include popular area vocalist Amy Bright singing a medley of Carol King hits.

Admission to all NCB performances is free, with donations appreciated. Donations received at each concert help defray expenses and help with The Band’s Scholarship Fund.

For more information about the Naples Concert Band, call 239-263-9521 or visit www.NaplesConcertBand.org. For those interested in becoming a member of the band, call Frank Burgeson at 239-598-2082.

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