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.