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Lee County Community Band starts season on Nov. 13

By Staff | Oct 11, 2011

If music is your passion and you play a band instrument, now is the time to consider joining the Lee County Community Band.

Preparing for its 127th season, the band rehearses Thursday evenings and performs monthly Sunday afternoon concerts. The 45 members are adults from all walks of life career musicians, amateurs and folks renewing skills from years past. The band invites and welcomes new members every year.

Rehearsals begin on Thursday, Oct. 20 beginning at 7 p.m. at St. Michael Lutheran School, located at 3595 Broadway Avenue in Fort Myers. The first concert is set for 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13 at Cape Coral High School, located at 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard.

Each concert includes a mix of spirited marches, show tunes, old favorites, patriotic pieces, and sing-alongs. The Nov. 13 program highlights American composers, recognizes those who have served in the military, and features a Dixieland combo playing New Orleans Jam Session. Other pieces include “Aces of the Air” by Karl King; “Americans We” by Henry Fillmore; “American Folk Rhapsody” by Clare Grundman; “The Entertainer” by Scott Joplin; “The Roaring Twenties” and highlights from the Broadway musical “Carousel.”

Additional concerts this season are set for Dec. 11, Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 11 and April 1.

The band is directed by Richard Bradstreet; emcee and vocalist is Norman Jones.

For more information, visit www.leecountyband.org or phone Susan Rayman at 239-945-2554.