Riverside Park, Sunday, January 26, at 2:00 p.m. Jennifer Gilmore, Guest Soloist

The next free concert by the Bonita Springs Concert Band will be Sunday, January 26, at 2:00 p.m. at Riverside Park in downtown Old Bonita. Guest soloist Jennifer Gilmore will perform “Selections from The Sound of Music,” and “Skyfall.”  Jennifer’s performance will highlight her dynamic and tantalizing style. Known for her melodic voice throughout Florida, Jennifer has been compared to a number of legends such as Shirley Bassey, Linda Ronstadt, Janis Joplin, Etta James, Whitney Houston, Adele, Barbra Streisand and Patsy Cline.  Her music delivers a soulful blend of gospel, jazz and pop.

The Bonita Springs Concert Band will perform John Philip Sousa’s “Bullets and Bayonets,” “Whistle Stop Junction” and highlights from “The Game of Thrones.” The Greek dancers from St. Katherine’s Orthodox Church will perform as the band plays the “Greek Folk Song Suite.”

The 90 band members are under the direction of Gary Smith who retired after 24 years as conductor of the University of Illinois Marching Illini Band.  This is the 6th season that Gary has led the band. Gary says, “The talent of these musicians is tremendous, ranging in age from 15 to 94.”

Become a “Friend of the Band” for just $50.  Tickets will be on sale for $10 for the band’s indoor concert on April 5 at Estero High School..

Bring a lawn chair and a friend Sunday, January 26, at 2:00 p.m., Riverside Park, Old Bonita.

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