Bonita Springs Concert Band to perform March 20

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The Bonita Springs Concert Band will present its next outdoor concert on Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m. at Riverside Park in Downtown Old Bonita Springs.
The band will open with “The Purple Carnival.” It will also perform “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” “Can you Feel the Love Tonight,” selections from Chicago and “Joyride.”
Popular vocalist CJ Greer will sing “They Can’t Take That Away from Me.”. CJ Greer joined the music and music theatre faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno implementing a new musical theatre degree program and creating crossover vocal training tracks. She carries an MFA and MM in musical theatre and classical performance and pedagogy from Penn State University and a BME from the University of Illinois/Champaign-Urbana, instrumental and choral music education. She has performed around the world from theme park to Broadway to Carnegie Hall.
She is a singer, actor, teacher and conductor with an undying love for storytelling through music. She has received national acclaim for her a cappella musical arrangements, has arranged and developed revue shows for cruise ships, cabaret shows, has been honored with multiple Helen Hayes nominations in performance and is currently developing a one-woman show.
CJ was drum majorette for Conductor Gary Smith when he was at the University of Illinois.
Band 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 eighth season that Gary has led the band. Gary says “the talent of these musicians is tremendous, ranging in age from 15 to 90.”
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The concert will also be available streamed on Facebook at
Bring a lawn chair and a friend March 20 to Riverside Park, Bonita.


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