JOHN WILLIAMS IN CONCERT!
Next concert 2:00 P.M. Sunday February 24
South Fort Myers high school, 14020 Plantation Rd.
Music from John Williams and more
Our 50 member community band will open the concert with the Midway March from the 1976 acclaimed movie of the same name. A medley of John Williams music will follow include the theme’s from the movies The Mission, Olympic Spirit, Jaws and E.T. The band will perform music from Jurassic park and then one of our flute players will play a solo from the haunting beautiful main theme of Schindler’s List. We will change the style with a medley of music from the Jersey Boys including their hits Walk Like A Man, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Rag Doll and Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.
The second half will start with music of adventure from Indiana Jones with The Raiders March and move on to a medley of movie music from everyone’s favorite hero Superman. We have thrown in a Latin trumpet solo called Tico Tico to change the style and an astounding clarinet solo featuring a guest clarinet player from Canada playing Viktor’s Tale from the Terminal.
We will also perform a fun medley of ABBA tunes that you will have a hard time not to sing along with that include Dancing Queen, Frenando, Mamma Mia and more.
The program will conclude of course with a memorable medley of music from the Star Wars collection of films that is certain to impress.
Even for the non John Williams fans this music will be dramatic, fun and recognizable by many.
All concerts are FREE with donations accepted. Information on the newest community band in Southwest Florida, our scholarship program, and other performances can be found on our website.
We Hope to see you there.
Our March concert always features the best concert band music available for our group and this season will be no exception. We will perform Clare Grundman’s Irish Rhapsody to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Barry Manilow’s Copacabana, a great western overture called Silverado, Euphonium trombone and saxophone solos, the vocal You Raise Me Up and much more.
This is the second season of the Southwest Florida Concert Band. The new band traces it’s roots to the now closed Lehigh Concert Band where for 38 years that band performed in many different capacities to provide concerts and musical groups in Lehigh Acres. The creation of the Southwest Florida Concert Band as the area’s newest community concert band fills a niche as a smaller more compact musical group of up to 50 musicians as opposed to the other larger (up to 100 members) groups that perform in this part of Florida.
The musical programming will be similar to what you may hear at a Naples Band or Bonita Springs Band concert but inside in a very good auditorium setting that will enhance the sound of the music. This season will be a pivotal year for the band as it works to build an audience of appreciative music lovers and we have selected a wide variety of entertaining music including demanding and melodic overtures, stirring marches, popular movie music, old classics and more.
The past January concert brought music of Broadway including selections from Chicago, Lion King, Chorus Line and some Andrew Lloyd Weber. February featured music from the movies including Pirates of the Caribbean, Beauty and the Beast, Jungle Book John Williams, and a featured musician from Canada performing the Artie Shaw clarinet concerto We also performed Leroy Anderson’s Bugler’s Holiday featuring three of our trumpet players. The March concert saw the band play an incredibly varied program of music that included music of James Bond, Tijuana Brass, Grease, Beach Boys, Wizard of Oz, and featured Kathy Engle on vocals of O’Danny Boy and S’Wonderful as well a our own John Winters playing Trumpeters Lullaby.
If you enjoy listening to a wide variety of concert music performed by local musicians who live in your neighborhood, we invite you to come and listen to one of our concerts this season and enjoy the feeling music can bring to your life.
Diane Boudreau President@SWFLConcertBand.org