Southwest Florida Concert Band plays March 13

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The Southwest Florida Concert Band will perform a concert Swinging Into Spring featuring music from Glen Miller to Michael Bublé on Sunday March 13, at 2 p.m. at South Fort Myers High School, 14020 Plantation Road, Fort Myers.
The 45-member community band will open the concert with an upbeat arrangement called “Jump Swing Fever” where you will want to get up and dance in the aisle. Hear “In A Miller Mood” which features many of Glenn Miller’s favorite melodies to swing along to, and a Tribute to Sammy Davis which will bring back memories of the songs you grew up with. The band will also perform a swing band arrangement of Duke Ellington music. “Crooner’s Serenade” are hit songs brought back to popularity by Michael Bublé including “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and “Save the Last Dance.” The vocalist Bob Helfrich will sing “Moondance.”
Of course, there will be a march, John Philip Sousa’s “Washington Post,” and for Saint Patrick’s Day, the band will perform the main theme for the Irish Dance sensation Lord of the Dance. For Valentine’s Day, the band will perform three Beatles love songs you can sing along with. There will be the dramatic and impressive overture “The Hounds of Spring” to show of the musicality of the band and a driving Blues Brothers arrangement which includes “I Can’t Turn You Loose,” “Soul Man” and “Everyone Needs Someone To Love.” The concert will conclude with the driving drum feature by Benny Goodman “Sing, Sing, Sing.”
All concerts are free with donations accepted. Information on the group, the scholarship program, and other performances can be found on the website at


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