The next concert by the Bonita Springs Concert Band will be Sunday, March 3l, at 2:00 p.m. at Estero High School. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Guest vocal soloist CJ Greer has performed around the world from theme parks to Broadway to Carnegie Hall, including a year in Japan performing in both English and Japanese. Her singing has been described as “warm, lovely, powerful, and emotional”. She has received multiple Helen Hayes Award nominations for her performances in ” Sister Act”, ” Les Miserables”, “The Producers” and “The Buddy Holly Story”. CJ will sing ” You Raise Me Up”, ” Mary Poppins” and “Musetta’s Waltz”.
The band will play music from “Ben Hur” as well as a rendition of “Classical Gas” with local guest guitarist Nikola Vukovic. Nikola performs at many area restaurants including Ristorante Limoncello in Naples.
The 90 member band is under the direction of Gary Smith, who served as the Associate Director of Bands and Director of the Marching Illini at the University of Illinois for 24 years. Gary says, “The talent of these musicians is tremendous, ranging in age from 15 to 90.”