Christmas in Paradise! on December 10

The Lee County Community Band will present the merriest Christmas concert ever on Dec. 10, 2017 at Cape Coral High School. The free performance is set for 3 p.m.

The program will re-kindle the magic of Christmas with sacred melodies, beloved holiday tunes and a carol sing; and then get toes a-tapping with big band, jazz and Dixieland versions of favorite holiday songs.

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 concerts are free (donations accepted) and open to the public.

Additional concert dates are Jan. 21Feb. 11March 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 adult 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.