At Riverside Park February 17, 2:00 p.m. Guest Conductor Rick DeJonge with Roger Ingram on Trumpet and Mark Sanders, Guest Soloist

The next concert by the Bonita Springs Concert Band will be Sunday, February 17, at 2:00 p.m. in Riverside Park. Popular guest conductor Rick DeJonge will lead the band in a tribute to Harry James, and then a tribute to the City of Chicago. Rick has been writing music for orchestras and wind ensembles for over 20 years travelling the world conducting his premieres. Rick has worked with over 500 artists including Willie Nelson and Liza Minnelli.   Roger Ingram will perform on trumpet in each piece.  Roger has played trumpet for the orchestras of Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman (when he was 19 years old), Ray Charles and Harry Connick Jr.

February’s guest soloist is Mark Sanders.  Mark was seen as Perchik on the Broadway National Tour of “Fiddler on the Roof” and recently in “My Way: A salute to Frank Sinatra”. He has starred in “Carousel,” “South Pacific,” and “Oklahoma” at Barbara B. Mann.  He will sing  “Sinatra in Concert” and “Bring Him Home.”

The Concert Band will perform the Warner Brothers soundtrack to Wonder Woman.  Other featured songs include  “Blues Brothers Review,” and “Duke Ellington in Concert.”

The more than 80 band members are under the direction of Gary Smith, who retired after 24 years as conductor of the University of Illinois Marching Illini Band.  Gary says, “The talent of these musicians is tremendous, ranging in age from 15 to 90.”

Become a “Friend of the Band” for just $50.  Find out more information by clicking the “Friends of the Band” tab.

Tickets  for our March 31 indoor concert at Estero High School will also be available for a donation of $10 per ticket.

Bring your lawn chairs and a friend Sunday, February 17, at 2:00 p.m.


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