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. 10, Jan. 21, Feb. 11, March 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.