Strike up the band! The legendary Lee County Community Band will begin its 137th year with a lively, fun-filled, free concert on Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. at Cape Coral High School.
In keeping with tradition for the season’s first concert, Director Richard Bradstreet has selected a program featuring spirited and patriotic American music by American composers and a salute to U.S. military veterans. The program includes a tribute to Walt Disney, Big Band Polka, Fantasy on American Sailing Songs, The Light Eternal, The Armed Forces Salute and other well-known melodies.
The 50-member adult band will perform six concerts between November and April. Programs reflect the band’s well-earned reputation for lively, upbeat music and promise an entertaining mix of old favorites, energetic marches, beloved patriotic tunes, Broadway and silver screen hits, solos with vocalists Norman Jones and Jan Fenn, and a sing-along.
Band members are musicians from all walks of life who reside in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties. The band welcomes new members every year. Persons interested in joining may phone Frances Pace at 239-691-3115.
Lee County Community Band concerts are free of charge (donations accepted), and open to the public. Additional concert dates are Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 12 and April 23 All concerts will be at Cape Coral High School, 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard, one block north of Veterans Parkway, beginning at 3 p.m.
An institution in Southwest Florida, the band enjoys a large, loyal, and enthusiastic audience at every concert. Plan to arrive early for best choice of seating.
For additional information, visit www.leecountyband.org