The Bonita Springs Concert Band will present its next concert on Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m. at Riverside Park in Downtown Old Bonita Springs.
The guest vocalist is Heather Ivy. Heather is an internationally acclaimed modern classical soprano who has made a career on both land and sea cruising through multiple styles and genres of music.
From Bocceli to Broadway, Heather’s versatility and genuine warmth shines through everything she does. Shortly after moving to New York City, her professional career began with the Broadway international tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Off-Broadway’s Christmas Wrappings, and she has since appeared in musicals such as The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, Little Women, as well as operas Don Giovanni, and Elisir D’amore and Le Nozze di Figaro.
As a symphonic soloist, Heather has appeared with the Naples Philharmonic, Southwest Florida Symphony, Gulf Coast Symphony, and Fort Myers Master Singers Orchestra, as well as multiple concert bands throughout Florida.
Heather will sing “Some Enchanted Evening” and “Beyond the Sea.”
The band will also perform “Misty” featuring Mike Ciccarone on trombone, “The Fairest of the Fair” by John Philip Sousa and “It Don’t Mean a Thing” by Duke Ellington.
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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