NAPLES — The Band Shell at Cambier Park was filled with the best of the best concert band members in SW Florida. The Naples Concert Band kicked off their second concert of the bands 40th Anniversary Season, Sunday February 12.
Despite the chill in the air, hundreds of music lovers ventured out, bundled in layers to relax and listen to the great many tunes performed by the all volunteer band.
Guest performers include, The Hance Family, Trombonist’s. Trace, is a Gulf Coast High School student and has been a member of the concert band for four years. Adren is the band director at East Naples Middle School and has performed with Cincinnati Pops, Naples Philharmonic and many others. Amy has played trombone since elementary school and has been a member of the Naples Concert Band for six years.
Four generations of trombonists, The Zumbrun Trombones, , the youngest being Owen Cappelli, 3 years of age. The trombonist family performed such pieces as Highlights from Ragtime as well as Hallelujah Trombone.
Dr. Franklin Summers not only narrated for the concert, he also accompanied the band on the piano as well as percussion.
Guest Vocalists, Duncan and Janine Connell performed such greats as Memory from Cats and All I Ask Of You, their voices brought tears to the eyes of many.
Jenifer Bennett stated “A thermos of hot coca, warm blanket and music of the Naples Concert Band, what more can I ask for?
“No matter what the weather was, I’d come out to listen to this concert band anytime, anywhere” shared Glen Hastings, seasonal resident from Minnesota.
Don’t miss the next two 40th anniversary concerts by the Naples Concert Band on Saturday, March 3 at Lely High School at 7 p.m. and Sunday, at Cambier Park at 2 p.m.