The Lee County Community Band will present a free concert at 3 p.m. on Jan. 21 at Cape Coral High School. The program features the famous overture Morning, Noon, and Night by Franz Von Suppé and Over the Rainbow from “The Wizard of Oz”; plus medleys of Broadway hits, popular Tijuana Brass tunes; old favorites, including Peg O’ My Heart and I Want a Girl; and George Gershwin tunes.
The band performs six concerts between November and April; all take place at Cape Coral High School, 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard, beginning at 3 p.m. The performances are free (donations accepted) and open to the public.
Additional concert dates are Feb. 11, March 11, and April 8, 2018.
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.
Directed by Richard Bradstreet, the 50-member band is comprised of 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.