Bonita Springs Concert Band Dec. 11 at Riverside Park

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The Bonita Springs Concert Band will present its Christmas concert Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. at Riverside Park in Downtown Old Bonita Springs. The band will be playing all your holiday favorites including “Jingle Bells,” “Let the Bells Ring” and “Santa Baby.” Mark Sanders will be guest vocalist and will be singing “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Shout for Joy” and “Nessun Dorma.”

Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders has performed in the Broadway national tour of “Fiddler on the Roof”. He has also performed in Mamma Mia, The Fantasticks, The Buddy Holly Story, My Fair Lady and Guys and Dolls.
Members are under the direction of Gary Smith who retired after 24 years as conductor of the University of Illinois Marching Illini Band and Symphonic Band.
This is the 9th season that Gary has led the band. Gary says “the talent of these musicians is tremendous, ranging in age from 16 to 80.”
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