IN CELEBRATION OF MUSIC!
Next concert 2:00 P.M. Sunday March 24
South Fort Myers high school, 14020 Plantation Rd.
Music of a wide variety to appeal to all
Our 50 member community band will open the concert with an arrangement of Music for a Darkened Theater by Danny Elfman. The band will play Clare Grundman’s lilting Irish Rhapsody and a melodic trombone solo of O’Danny Boy to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and then add in a little Barry Manilow tune called Copacabana that will be hard to sit still for. Our guest vocalist, Kathy Lamade, will sing the emotional You Raise Me Up and there will be an impressive solo based on the Italian melody Napoli. The band will play a jaunty Irish march and a very powerful overture on the western theme from Silverado. The program will also include memorable music from the film Guardians of the Galaxy that feature the songs Hooked on a Feeling, Come and Get Your Love, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and more. We will also play the original music from the Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. The show will conclude with a fun, moving piece called the Great Locomotive Chase.
The wide variety of music is certain to appeal to all audience members and it is a not to be missed concert of the newest concert band in Southwest Florida.
All concerts are FREE with donations accepted. Information on the band our scholarship program, and other performances can be found on our website.
We Hope to see you there.
Our April concert always features the best concert band music available for our group and this season will be no exception.
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