Bonita Springs Concert Band Riverside Park, Sunday, February 23, at 2 p.m. CJ Greer, Guest Soloist

The next free concert by the Bonita Springs Concert Band will be Sunday, February 23, at 2 p.m. at Riverside Park in downtown Old Bonita. Guest soloist CJ Greer will perform “Selections from The Music Man,” Abba’s “The Winner Takes it All,” and “Mein Herr Marquis” from Johann Strauss.  CJ has performed around the world from theme parks to Broadway to Carnegie Hall, including a year in Japan performing in both English and Japanese.  She is a singer, actor, teacher and conductor with an undying love for storytelling, and inspiring others to find their unique story and voice in music. As a singer her voice has been described as “warm, powerful, and emotional.”  CJ has received multiple Helen Hayes Award nominations.

The Bonita Springs Concert Band will perform music from “Mister Rogers Neighborhood,” “Colonel Bogey March,” “Hungarian Dance No. 6” from Johannes Brahams and “Trumpet Wings.”

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, April 5th at Estero High School..

Bring a lawn chair and a friend Sunday, February 23, at 2 PM, Riverside Park, Old Bonita.

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