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2016-2017 SCHEDULE

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NOVEMBER 6
Riverside Park
2:00 PM

DECEMBER 11
Riverside Park
2:00 PM

JANUARY 22
Riverside Park
2:00 PM

FEBRUARY 26
Riverside Park
2:00 PM

MARCH 26
Estero High School
2:00 PM
$10.00/donation

APRIL 23
Riverside Park
2:00 PM

 

 

The Bonita Springs Concert Band, under the direction of Gary Smith, will present a free concert on Sunday, April 17, from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. in Riverside Park on Old 41 in Bonita Springs.

There will be something for everyone from the Polish folksong Clarinet Polka to the music of Duke Ellington In Concert who helped define jazz music in America.

From the movie sensation “Chicago,” here is the big song that everyone will recognize—And All That Jazz. Its exciting finish is filled with all the energy and sizzle of the film!

More Cowbell is a humorous piece inspired by the famous television comedy sketch featuring a rock band, a record producer, and an overzealous cowbell player.

Young-at-heart moviegoers of all ages have been treated to the masterful movie themes of John Williams for decades. Here is a magnificent collection of some of his most memorable melodies from the silver screen. Young People’s Guide To John Williams includes prologue from “Hook,” theme from “E.T.,” Hedwig’s Theme and Raiders March. It’s full of movie magic!

Euphoniumist Robert Thurston will be the featured soloist playing Rhapsody.

You absolutely won’t want to miss the finale: Leroy Anderson’s The Irish Washerwoman featuring select members from the Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish Dance Academy.

Bring your chair or a blanket. Refreshments will be available from Royal Scoop Homemade Ice Cream.

And if you’re a Friend of the Band pick up your CD of our March 19 concert, A Musical Celebration.

Thank you to all who attended our first indoor concert at Estero High School. We recorded this concert to use for application to the National Convention of the Association of Concert Bands to be held in Fort Lauderdale in 2017. We are hopeful to be considered as one of five bands to be chosen from across America. Gary Smith has elevated the band to new musical heights. Please enjoy this outstanding performance of El Camino Real by Alfred Reed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Cl2ilA1Vj0

Recorded and posted by Deb Wacksman

 

 

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The Bonita Springs Concert Band, under the direction of Gary Smith, will present its first indoor concert on Saturday, March 19, at 7:00 pm at the Estero High School, 21900 River Ranch Road, Estero.

Tickets are available for a $5.00  donation. Purchase them at the door or order here using the “Donate” button above. In the “Purpose” box, fill in “Tickets” and the number you are ordering. Orders received before March 12 will be mailed; after that date they will be held for you at the door.

Saxophonist and Yamaha concert artist George Wolfe will be appearing as soloist. Wolfe has performed and taught internationally and has been a featured soloist with such ensembles as the Royal Band of the Belgian Air Force, the World Band at Disney World, the United States Navy Band, the Saskatoon Symphony, and the Chautauqua Motet Choir. Critics have praised his playing as “brilliant and moving.” The selections he will be performing are Porgy and Bess Melody by George Gershwin and Lightnin’, a ragtime composition by Rudy Wiedoeft.

You won’t want to miss this spectacular musical celebration.George Wolfe

 

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The Bonita Springs Concert Band, under the direction of Gary Smith, will present a free concert on Sunday, February 14, from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. in Riverside Park on Old 41 in Bonita Springs..

The concert will include a wide variety of music from American River Songs to the Highlights From Jersey Boys.

Journey through the amazing 80’s with the exciting musical synopsis called The Eighties. The hits, the fads, the shows and events are here to entertain all ages! Included are: Chariots Of Fire; Billie Jean; Bad; Don’t Worry, Be Happy; One Moment In Time; Faith; Material Girl; Memory; Flashdance; Phantom Of The Opera; Uptown Girl; E. T.; Physical; Olympic Fanfare; That’s What Friends Are For; We Are The World and Somewhere Out There.

A commissioned piece of music honoring the late Dr. Dennis Hill will also be presented. Mister Music! was commissioned by the Bonita Springs Concert Band. The composer, Rick DeJonge,  one of the most sought after composers for original music for both film and video games, will be conducting.

Don’t miss out on the fun! Bring your music lover and a chair or a blanket. Refreshments will be available from Royal Scoop Homemade Ice Cream.

Rick DeJonge

Rick DeJonge, Composer

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Yes, it is winter and we indeed live in a wonderland! So take a musical trip with the Bonita Springs Concert Band. Under the direction of Gary Smith, the band will present a free concert on Sunday, January 17, from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. in Riverside Park on Old US 41 in Bonita Springs.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Major Don Miller is one of only five surviving WW II Flying Tigers and he will be attending the concert (he is Gary Smith’s uncle). In his honor, there will be a Missing Man Flyover. Join us as we salute and pay tribute to our veterans.

A real favorite, the Big 11 Medley, will kick off the second half. Wear your team colors, stand and cheer for your alma mater.

The featured vocal soloist will be Mark Sanders—a great entertainer!

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

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The Bonita Springs Concert Band, under the direction of Gary Smith, will present a free concert on Sunday, December 6, from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. inRiverside Park on Old 41 in Bonita Springs.

The concert includes a wide variety of music in addition to some Christmas and Hanukkah favorites. There will be some of the older standards and some newer selections. A very creative piece Toboggan Ride is an exhilarating race down a snow-covered sled run! African Bell Carol features the percussion section. Robert Smith has taken the beloved Ukrainian Bell Carol and dressed it up with African percussion effects to deliver a wonderful holiday selection. It’s a real treat for the ears! Jay Dawson’s version of Jingle Bells gives a whimsical and interesting treatment to this famous carol—something the youngsters will thoroughly enjoy. So, please bring the children!

Our featured vocalists Janine and Duncan Connell will present Giacomo Puccini’s Nessun Dorma from the opera Turandot. They will also sing ThePrayer–a very wonderful song. It is rare that a song from pop culture can capture the complexities of a classical vocal piece, but this one does.

Oh yes, we’ve asked Vince Lovelle from Pelican Landing to invite his friend Santa again this year and Santa said he’d be there!

Don’t miss out on the fun! Bring your holiday spirit and a chair or a blanket. Refreshments will be available from Royal Scoop Homemade Ice Cream.

We will also be collecting Toys for Tots sponsored by the U.S Marine Corps Reserves. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy that will be given to children in Bonita Springs.

Santa 2013Santa will be there!

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