2018-2019  CONCERT SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2018, RIVERSIDE PARK 2:00 PM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018, RIVERSIDE PARK 2:00 PM

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019, RIVERSIDE PARK 2:00 PM

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2019, RIVERSIDE PARK 2:00 PM

SUNDAY, MARCH  17, 2019, ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL 2:00 PM
Tentative

SUNDAY, APRIL  14, 2019, RIVERSIDE PARK 2:00 PM

 

All 2017-2018 concerts have been recorded  on Facebook. Simply go to the
Bonita Springs Concert Band Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/bonitaspringsconcertband/

 

 

 

 

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JOINT CONCERT Bonita Springs Concert Band and Naples Concert Band Sunday, April 22, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Under the direction of Gary Smith, the band will present a free concert on Sunday, April 22, at 2:00 p.m. in Riverside Park on Old US 41 in Bonita Springs.

This is a joint concert with the Naples Concert Band, which is directed by Harris Lanzel.  On Sunday,  April 15, at 2:00 p.m., both bands will perform at Cambier Park in Naples and then together again on Sunday, April 22, at Riverside Park.  This is a great opportunity to hear both community bands in the same afternoon!

The Bonita Springs Concert Band will perform Bravura March, Where Eagles Soar, A Night in Tunisia, Rush and The Washington Post. Guest vocal soloist Mark Sanders will join the band with Embraceable You and Some Enchanted Evening.

Vocalist Amy Bright will present The Best of Carole King with the Naples Concert Band.

This is a show you do not want to miss!  Bring a chair or blanket, listen to exciting music and enjoy refreshments available for sale from Royal Scoop Homemade Ice Cream.

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 2:00 p.m. Mary Elizabeth Bowden, Trumpet Soloist

Under the direction of Gary E. Smith, the Bonita Springs Concert Band will present a fantastic concert on Sunday, March 25, starting at 2:00 p.m. at Estero High School, 21900 River Ranch Road, Estero. There is limited seating.

Mary Elizabeth Bowden has been described by Gramophone Magazine as “brilliant” and “radiant in new repertoire for trumpet.” Bowden, a Yamaha Performing Artist, is highly regarded for her artistry and virtuosity as a soloist and has been praised for the clarity, purity and power of her sound. She will be playing Norma Variations and Gabriel’s Oboe.

Other selections that are to be performed by the band include Thunder and Lightning, King Cotton, Gershwin by George, and more.

Tickets are available for a donation of $10 each. You can email us and pay at the door. Or order online.  If ordering online, click the “Donate” button. Enter the amount ($10.00 donation per ticket.) Choose to donate with your PayPal account or to use a debit or credit card. Click “Add special instructions to the seller.” When the icon appears, specify for concert tickets.

Either way, your tickets will be held for you at the table outside of the auditorium after 1:00 p.m. on the concert day. Tickets will also be available for sale at the door.

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Featuring Vocalist Lisa Batch and Tuba Soloist Tom Kracmer

Under the direction of Gary Smith, the Bonita Springs Concert Band will present a free concert on Sunday, February 25, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Riverside Park on Old 41 in Bonita Springs.  Enjoy favorites such as Highlights from Jersey Boys, a medley from The Wizard of Oz, the Beatles Collection, Sinatra! and more.

 Lisa Batch, with the Estero High School chorus, (directed by Warren Baxter) and the Three Oaks Middle School Chorus (directed by Erin Tucker) will premier two of her compositions, Believe, written to accompany her children’s book, and an inspirational song, Bright, Positive and Beautiful, both arranged by Stuart Shelton, jazz pianist and performer in Naples.  Lisa will also sing a solo, Moon River.

Tom Kracmer, principal tubist with the Southwest Florida Symphony and the Suncoast Brass Quintet as well as a member of the Bonita Springs Concert Band, will perform Tuba Tiger Rag.

Don’t miss this great show.  Bring the kids and grandkids to enjoy this fantastic music.  Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy refreshments available for sale from Royal Scoop Homemade Ice Cream.

Tickets for the March 25 concert at Estero High School will be available for a $10.00 per ticket donation.

Reserve these dates for upcoming concerts with the Naples Concert Band:

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Cambier Park, Naples
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Riverside Park, Bonita Springs

To order tickets online for the March 25 concert, follow these instructions:

Click the “Donate” button. Enter the amount ($10.00 donation per ticket.) Choose to donate with your PayPal account or to use a debit or credit card. Click “Add special instructions to the seller.” When the icon appears, specify for concert tickets.

Your tickets will be held for you at the table outside of the auditorium after 1:00 p.m. on concert day.

Sunday, January 21, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Featuring Special Guest Hornist Chris Castellanos of the Boston Brass and the Gulf Coast High School Dance Team

Under the direction of Gary Smith, the Bonita Springs Concert Band will present a free concert on Sunday, January 21, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Riverside Park on Old US 41 in Bonita Springs.

Enjoy such favorites as The Beach Boys Greatest Hits, Thunder and Lightning, Pinball Wizard and Selections from Chicago with a performance by the Gulf Coast High School Dance Team.

Chris Castellanos who plays horn with the Boston Brass will perform La Virgen de la Macarena, a traditional bullfight song. Chris is sponsored by Yamaha Instruments and Cadence Music.

Don’t miss the show! Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy refreshments available for sale from Royal Scoop Homemade Ice Cream.

Joyful Sounds of the Season, Sunday, December 10, 2:00 p.m., Riverside Park

Come join the Bonita Springs Concert Band for their holiday concert! Bring your friends and family for this festive experience!

Our concert will be featuring vocalist Amy Bright on our selections “Christmas from the 50s” and “Grown-up Christmas.”

Don’t forget a lawn chair or blanket for your comfort!

We will also be having a special guest attend our concert. Look out for him while you join us!