In Concert Jan. 21, 2018

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. 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 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.