2011-11-17 / Arts & Entertainment News

Strike up a tune with the Naples Concert Band


A crowd gathers in Cambier Park to hear the Naples Concert Band. 
COURTESY PHOTO A crowd gathers in Cambier Park to hear the Naples Concert Band. COURTESY PHOTO The Naples Concert Band holds open auditions for woodwind, brass and percussion players at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Gulf View Middle School.

The band’s 2011-12 season is underway and continues with a program of holiday favorites at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the band shell at Cambier Park. Under the direction of Harris Lanzel, the program will feature 10-year-old soprano Zofia Majewski along with the Bay Singers vocal ensemble. The concert is sponsored by Harris Private Bank.

Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift for donation to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive.

Since its beginning in 1972, the Naples Concert Band has grown from 10 musicians to 90, and audiences have grown from a few hundred to more than 3,000 per concert during the peak of the season. The band is a nonprofit organization that relies entirely on the generosity of corporate sponsors, private donations and audience contributions.

For more information, call 263-9521 or visit www.NaplesConcertBand.org. ¦

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