THE BEST OF BROADWAY!!
Next concert 2:00 P.M. Sunday January 27
South Fort Myers high school, 14020 Plantation Rd.
Music from Broadway and more
The Southwest Florida Concert Band will be presenting our always popular Best of Broadway concert featuring medleys of some of the most recognized musicals ever. Hear Fiddler on the Roof including Matchmaker and To Life. The emotional song Don’t Cry for Me Argentina from Evita. The band will perform a Rodgers and Hammerstein medley from Oklahoma featuring the memorable Oh What A Beautiful Morning, The Surrey with the Fringe on Top, People Will Say We Are In Love and the Oklahoma song. There will be a dramatic rendition of songs from the musical Les Misérables including the recognizable I Dreamed a Dream, Do you Hear the People Sing and several more. Enjoy the instrumental version of Over the Rainbow from the Wizard of OZ. No salute to Broadway would be complete without some Andrew Lloyd Webber so we have chosen to play music from the Phantom of the Opera where you will hear Music of the Night, Angel of Music, All I Ask of You and more.
The concert will also include a variety of other entertaining music including an up beat Beatles medley, a selection featuring all our trombone players playing a jazzy tune called A Bunch of Bones, a big band swinging medley of Glen Miller music and our excellent oboe player playing the impressive Gabriel’s Oboe.
Of course there will be a Sousa march for you to clap along with and it will be another not to be missed concert of Southwest Florida’s newest concert band.
We Hope to see you there.
February will be a program of music by John Williams featuring music from Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List, Superman and also the trumpet solo Tico Tico. Our March concert always features the best concert band music available for our group and this season will be no exception.
These are not to be missed concerts of Southwest Florida’s newest community band. All concerts are free with donations accepted. Information on the band, the scholarship program, and other performance dates can be found on our website.
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