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LCCB Begins 132nd Season Nov. 12, 2017

The Lee County Community Band will begin its 132nd season with the first of six monthly concerts on November 12 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 veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The band will perform six concerts between November and April. The programs are free of charge (donations accepted), and open to the public; all will take place in the Cape Coral High School auditorium, 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard, beginning at 3 p.m. Additional concert dates are Dec. 10Jan. 21Feb. 11March 11, and April 8.  Note: The January concert is set for the third Sunday of the month; all of the others will take place on the second Sunday of the month.

An institution in Southwest Florida, the band enjoys a large, loyal, and enthusiastic audience at every concert. Programs typically include a mix of energetic marches, Broadway hits, old favorites, patriotic songs, seasonal pieces, and sing-alongs with emcee and vocalist Norman Jones.

The 50-member adult band rehearses Thursday evenings at St. Michael Lutheran School, Fort Myers; rehearsals will begin on October 19. Band members are musicians from all walks of life – career musicians, amateurs, and folks renewing skills from years past – who reside in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties. The band welcomes new members every year. Persons interested in joining may phone Norman Jones at 239-995-2097.

Lee County Band to Presents ‘Til We Meet Again on April 2, 2017

The Lee County Community Band will conclude its 2016-17 season with ‘Til We Meet Again on April 2, transporting the audience back to the age of speakeasies and the arrival of cars on city streets with New York: 1927; and Twentiana, a montage of songs from the 1920s.

The program features flute soloist Kelly Koontz in Rhapsody for Flute, and concludes with the moving American Civil War Fantasy. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. at Cape Coral High School.

Director Richard Bradstreet has rounded out the program with a selection of best-loved Sousa marches; the popular España RhapsodyRamona, performed by vocalist and emcee Norman Jones; and a sing-a-long of old favorites.

Cape Coral High School is located at 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard, one block north of Veterans Parkway. The concert is free (donations accepted) and open to the public.

The 60–member band is comprised of musicians from all walks of life who reside in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties.

For more information, visit www.leecountyband.org or phone Norman Jones at 239-995-2097.

Lee County Band to Present Irish Blessings on March 5

The Lee County Community Band will present Irish Blessings on March 5, entertaining the audience with the whimsical Instant Concert and Tailgate Concerto, and celebrating the fun of being Irish for the day with Londonderry Air and My Wild Irish Rose. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. at Cape Coral High School.

Director Richard Bradstreet has rounded out the program with a selection of seasonal medleys, including A Celtic Festival and Best Loved Irish Melodies, and old favorites, including Sousa’s Black Horse Troop, A Trumpeter’s Lullaby and Highlights from Fiddler on the Roof.

The remaining concert of the season is set for April 2 at 3 p.m. at Cape Coral High School, 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard, one block north of Veterans Parkway. All of the band’s concerts are free (donations accepted) and open to the public.

The 65–member band is comprised of musicians from all walks of life who reside in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties.

For more information, visit www.leecountyband.org or phone Norman Jones at 239-995-2097.

Lee County Band To Present “Love Is In The Air ” February 12

The Lee County Community Band will present Love Is In The Air at 3 p.m. on February 12 at Cape Coral High School.

The program features the well-known Raymond Overture (The Queen’s Secret) by French composer Ambroise Thomas; and Warren Barker’s New York 1927, a musical snapshot of New York during the Roaring 20’s. Under the baton of Richard Bradstreet, the band also will perform a variety of light classical pieces, marches, and old favorites, including Leroy Anderson’s Bugler’s Holiday,  Tribute to Irving Berlin, and Best Broadway Marches.

An institution in Southwest Florida, the Lee County Community Band enjoys a large, loyal, enthusiastic audience. Come early and enjoy these always well-attended concerts. Admission is free, though donations are accepted.

Future concert dates are March 5 and April 2, 2017. Both will be at Cape Coral High School at 3 p.m. Cape Coral High School is at 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard, one block north of Veterans Parkway.

The band is comprised of professional and amateur musicians from all walks of life who reside in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties. The band welcomes new members every year. For more information, please phone Norman Jones at 239-995-2097.

Lee County Band To Present “Festive Moments” January 22

The Lee County Community Band will present Festive Moments, its first concert of the New Year, at 3 p.m. on January 22 at Cape Coral High School.

Under the baton of Richard Bradstreet, the band will perform Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and Leroy Anderson’s Sandpaper Ballet, plus a potpourri of light classical pieces, Broadway hits, and marches including Gershwin Classics, Man of La Mancha, In a Persian Market, and Barry Manilow on Tour.

An institution in Southwest Florida, the Lee County Community Band enjoys a large, loyal, enthusiastic audience. Come early and enjoy these always well-attended concerts. Admission is free, though donations are accepted.

Additional concert dates are Feb. 12, March 5, and April 2, 2017. All will be at Cape Coral High School at 3 p.m. Cape Coral High School is at 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard, one block north of Veterans Parkway.

The band is comprised of professional and amateur musicians from all walks of life who reside in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties. The band welcomes new members every year. For more information, please phone Norman Jones at 239-995-2097.

Christmas Concert December 11

The Lee County Community Band will awaken the magic of the holiday season in the young and young-at-heart when it presents its annual Christmas concert on December 11. The program will take place at 3 p.m. at Cape Coral High School, 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard, just north of Veterans Parkway.

Director Richard Bradstreet has selected a program of both sacred and secular Christmas music, featuring Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, Twas the Night Before…, Jingle Bells Fantasy, Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring; Journey to Bethlehem, Caribbean Christmas, and several medleys of favorite Christmas carols.

Additional concert dates are Jan. 22, Feb. 12, March 5, and April 2, 2017. The events are free (donations accepted) and open to the public; all will be at 3 p.m. at Cape Coral High School. An institution in Southwest Florida, the band enjoys a large, loyal, and enthusiastic audience. Come early and enjoy these always well-attended concerts.

The 50-member adult band is comprised of professional and amateur musicians from all walks of life who reside in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties. The band welcomes new members every year. For additional information, visit www.leecountyband.org or phone Norman Jones at 239-995-2097.

Launches New Season Nov. 13

The Lee County Community Band will kick off its 131st season on November 13 with a concert paying tribute to veterans of the U.S. Armed Services and showcasing the works of American composers. The program will be at Cape Coral High School beginning at 3 p.m.

Director Richard Bradstreet has selected a program featuring American Folk Rhapsody by Clare Grundman; Vaudeville Spectacular, arranged by Paul Nagle, America the Beautiful by Augustus Ward; and Appalachian Suite by Aaron Copeland; as well as favorite marches by Karl King and John Philip Sousa. In keeping with custom for the first concert of the season, the band will perform the Armed Forces Salute, during which veterans from each branch of the military are recognized.

The band will perform six concerts between November and April. The programs are free of charge (donations accepted), and open to the public; all will take place in the Cape Coral High School auditorium, 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard, beginning at 3 p.m. Additional concert dates are Dec. 11, Jan. 22, Feb. 12, March 5, and April 2.

Band members are musicians from all walks of life – career musicians, amateurs, and folks renewing skills from years past – who reside in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties. The band welcomes new members every year. For more information about the concerts or about joining the band, please phone Norman Jones at 239-995-2097.

An institution in Southwest Florida, the band enjoys a large, loyal, and enthusiastic audience at every concert.

Rehearsals Resumes October 20, 2016

The Lee County Community Band will begin rehearsing for its 131st season on October 20 at St. Michael Lutheran School in Ft. Myers. The first concert for 2016-17 is set for November 13 at 3 p.m. at Cape Coral High School.

Band members are musicians from all walks of life – career musicians, amateurs, and folks renewing skills from years past – who reside in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties. The band welcomes new members every year. Persons interested in joining may phone Norman Jones at 239-995-2097.

The band will perform six concerts between November and April. The programs are free of charge (donations accepted), and open to the public; all will take place in the Cape Coral High School auditorium, 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard, beginning at 3 p.m. Additional concert dates are Dec. 11, Jan. 22, Feb. 12, March 5, and April 2.

Programs typically include a mix of energetic marches, Broadway hits, old favorites, patriotic songs, seasonal pieces, and sing-alongs with emcee and vocalist Norman Jones.

An institution in Southwest Florida, the band enjoys a large, loyal, and enthusiastic audience at every concert.