CONCERT INFO

Free Concert Schedule 2020-2021 Season

Sunday, December 6, 2020 Concert
Sponsor – The Naples Zoo sponsored by: Craig and Kathy Fenton
2:00 p.m.
The Cambier Park Bandshell

 

Sunday, January 27, 2021 Concert
Sponsor – UBS Financial Services, Inc.
2:00 p.m.
The Cambier Park Bandshell

Sunday, February 14, 2021 Concert
Sponsor – Habitat for Humanity of Collier County
Sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton
2:00 p.m.
The Cambier Park Bandshell

Sunday March 7, 2021 Concert
Sponsor – Moran Wealth Management
2:00 p.m.
The Cambier Park Bandshell

Saturday, March 27, 2021 Concert
Sponsor – The Naples Zoo
Sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton
2:00 p.m.
The Cambier Park Bandshell

Sunday, April 18, 2021
Sponsor – Cadence Music, Inc.
2:00 p.m.
The Cambier Park Bandshell

CURRENT REPERTOIRE

NAPLES CONCERT BAND – 49TH SEASON
HARRIS LANZEL – MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR
Repertoire for 2020 – 2021 Season

All Concerts are held from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Cambier Park Band Shell

October 18, 2020 CONCERT CANCELLED DUE TO COVID PANDEMIC

Sunday, October 18, 2020 -CANCELLED

 Sunday, November 8, 2020 CANCELLED

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Sunday, January 17, 2021

                 

PAST REPERTOIRES

NAPLES CONCERT BAND – 48TH SEASON
HARRIS LANZEL – MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR
Repertoire for 2019 – 2020 Season

Sunday, October 13, 2019  
Sponsor – Spotlight News magazine

Sunday, November 10, 2019  
Sponsor – Fan of the Band

Sunday, December 8, 2019
Sponsor – Moran Wealth Management

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Sponsor – UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Sunday, February 9, 2020
Sponsor – Habitat for Humanity
Sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton

Sunday, March 1, 2020
Sponsor – Christmas in July Foundation of Collier County

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Sponsor -The Naples Zoo
Sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton

Sunday, April, 19, 2020
Sponsor – Cadence Music

NAPLES CONCERT BAND – 47TH SEASON
HARRIS LANZEL – MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR
Repertoire for 2018 – 2019 Season

October 14, 2018
Sponsor –Naples Art Association

November 11, 2018
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

December 2, 2018
Sponsor – Christmas in July Foundation of Collier County

January 20, 2019
Sponsor – UBS Financial Services, Inc.

February 10, 2019
Sponsor – Habitat for Humanity
(Sponsored by Craig & Kathy Fenton)

March 3, 2019
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

March 23, 2019 (Saturday)
Sponsor – The Naples Zoo
(Sponsored by Craig & Kathy Fenton)

April 14, 2019

Sunday, Cambier Park, Naples

(Sponsor – Vi at Bentley Village)

NAPLES CONCERT BAND – 46TH SEASON
HARRIS LANZEL – MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR
Repertoire for 2017 – 2018 Season

October 15, 2017
Sponsor –Naples Art Association

November 12, 2017
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

December 3, 2017
Sponsor – Alan S. Novick, Attorney

January 14, 2018
Sponsor – UBS Financial Services, Inc.

February 11, 2018
Sponsor – Habitat for Humanity
(Sponsored by Craig & Kathy Fenton)

March 4, 2018
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

March 24, 2018 (Saturday)
Sponsor – The Naples Zoo
(Sponsored by Craig & Kathy Fenton)

April 15, 2018

Sunday, Cambier Park, Naples

(Sponsor – Vi at Bentley Village)

April 22, 2018

Sunday, Riverside Park, Bonita Springs
(Sponsor – Vi at Bentley Village)

NAPLES CONCERT BAND – 45TH SEASON
HARRIS LANZEL – MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR
Repertoire for 2016 – 2017 Season

October 16, 2016
Sponsor – Vi at Bentley Village

November 13, 2016
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

December 4, 2016
Sponsor – Alan S. Novick, Attorney

January 15, 2017
Sponsor – UBS Financial Services, Inc.

February 12, 2017
Sponsor – Habitat for Humanity
(Sponsored by Craig & Kathy Fenton)

March 5, 2017
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

April 2, 2017
Sponsor – The Naples Zoo
(Sponsored by Craig © Kathy Fenton)

April 22, 2017 – Saturday, Cambier Park, Naples

April 23, 2017 – Sunday, Riverside Park, Bonita Springs
Sponsor – IMA Creative

NAPLES CONCERT BAND – 44TH SEASON
HARRIS LANZEL – MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR
Repertoire for 2015 – 2016 Season

October 18, 2015
Sponsor – NCB Trumpet Section

October 25, 2015
SPECIAL CONCERT AT ARTIS-NAPLES

November 8, 2015
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

December 6, 2015
Sponsor – Alan Novick, Attorney

January 17, 2016
Sponsor – UBS Financial Services, Inc

February 6, 2016 (Saturday)
Sponsor – Germain Lincoln of Naples

February 28, 2016
Sponsor – Habitat For Humanity of Collier County (Sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton)

March 20, 2016
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

April 10, 2016
Sponsor – The Naples Zoo (Sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton)

NAPLES CONCERT BAND – 43RD SEASON
HARRIS LANZEL – MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR
Repertoire for 2014 – 2015 Season

October 19, 2014
Sponsor – Sun Realty, Diane J. Brennan, G.R.T.

October 26, 2014
Sponsor – SPECIAL CONCERT AT ARTIS-NAPLES

November 9, 2014
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

December 7, 2014
Sponsor – Alan Novick, Attorney

January 18, 2015
Sponsor – UBS Financial Services, Inc.

February 8, 2015
Sponsor – Habitat For Humanity
(Sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton)

March 1, 2015
Sponsor – Keith Hussey, MD Gastroenterologist

March 22, 2015
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

April 12, 2015
Spnosor – The Naples Zoo
(Sponsored by Craig and Kath Fenton)

NAPLES CONCERT BAND – 42ND SEASON
HARRIS LANZEL – MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR
Repertoire for 2013 – 2014 Season

October 20, 2013
Sponsor – Sun Realty, Diane J. Brennan, GRI
Concert Dedicated to William Eriksen

November 10, 2013
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

December 1, 2013
Sponsor – Attorney Alan Novick

January 19, 2014
Sponsor – UBS Financial Services

February 9, 2014
Sponsor – The Naples Zoo
(Sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton)

March 2, 2014
Sponsor – Keith Hussey – Gastroenterologist

March 23, 2014
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

April 11, 2014
Sponsor – The Naples Zoo
(Sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton)

2020-2021 GUEST PERFORMERS

Jenny began performing at age 12 when her family started a gospel singing group called “The Reynolds Family Singers.” The family mainly performed out west, close to where they lived, but they also went on short singing trips on the weekends, and a tour to various parts of the country once or twice a year. Jenny went to college majoring in flute/vocal at Oklahoma Baptist University but missed performing with the group so much that she returned home after one year. She married her husband, Gary (who also spent many years in the group), in 1980 and moved to Naples in 1988. She is very involved with the music at her church (Center Point Community Church), and helps lead worship. She joined the Naples Concert Band in 2004 and states she is honored to sing with the band.

Musically speaking, Amy refers to herself as a “canary” in the Big Band Era sense: the age when a girl singer stood at the front of the bandstand and simply told a story through music. There are few things in life she enjoys more than engaging an audience in song – especially with a full band or orchestra. She is “for hire” to serve a unique need in the southwest Florida musical market: she is “on call” as a sub vocalist for many popular musical groups in the area.

Although trained as a classical vocalist from the age of 15, Amy has discovered joy in singing all types of music over the years including pop/top-40/dance, jazz standards, Broadway, and rock. Her background includes a wide array of studio session work, dramatic performances, spokes modeling, industrial film acting, and live appearances ranging from singing and dancing on the cruise ship circuit to National Anthem performances at sporting events, including Florida Everblades hockey games.

Amy is Lead Vocalist, Marketing Manager and active board member with the Naples Big Band as well as an active praise and worship leader with the North Naples Church contemporary worship team. She has appeared as an invited guest soloist with the Sarasota Jazz and Concert Bands, Music Makers Show Band and Gulf Coast Big Band. Additionally, Amy is a regular guest performer with the Bonita Springs and  Naples Concert Bands.

Amy and her husband, Patrick Gilhuly, enjoy being silly at home with the family, cooking, hanging out with friends, going to church, playing in the pool or gulf, reading, movies, and fun day trips whenever possible. Please visit Amy at CanaryForHire.com.

Mr. Donovan is an active composer living on Cape Cod MA. He retired in 2009 as the Director of Fine Arts in Saugus MA. He also spent 30 years of service in the USAF Band Program, retiring in 2002 as the Commander/Conductor of the 567th Air Force Band. Mr. Donovan studied at The Berklee College of Music (BA Music ed.), The Boston Conservatory (MM Composition), and post graduate studies at New England Conservatory. Mr. Donovan was the “Composer in Residence” with the Cape Cod Concert Band during the 2015-16 season. “Whistle Stop Junction” is a medley of American Railroading songs. It is orchestrated in a jazz/swing setting. The piece was inspired by a lifelong affinity with trains, in combination with the train inspired music of Americana.

Jacqueline, said to have the “voice of an angel”, has been residing in Naples with her husband and three children for 14 years. Rooted in the beautiful country side of southwest Minnesota, Jacqueline has been singing for various events and with church worship teams for over 15 years. She’s excited to join the Naples Concert Band quartet this season where you will enjoy her bright smile and captivating vocals.

Craig Greusel is finishing his 36th year as a music specialist, presently teaching for the Collier County Public School system. Additionally he serves as the Director of Music at Marco Lutheran Church. He has been singing as a soloist with the Naples Concert Band since 1989. Craig started singing with the Fred Waring organization in the 1970’s. He then attended the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts at Bucknell University. He holds performance and music education degrees from Juniata College and Penn State University, as well as a graduate degree from Nova Southeastern University. Craig has performed multiple roles in our area’s community theatre productions, most recently including Marco’s Singing Broadway. This season he will be the featured soloist at the Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach. Additionally, he continues to write new music and perform at a variety of venues around the Marco/Naples area.

Heather is a modern classical Soprano.  Shortly after graduating from Oklahoma City University, Heather joined the First National Tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (NETworks). Following in the footsteps of Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O’Hara, she chose to pursue voice with the legendary teacher, Florence Birdwell. Theatrical credits include Sarah in Guys & Dolls, Meg in Little Women, and Hope in Urinetown. Opera credits include Elisir D’Amore, La Bohème, and Le Nozze di Figaro.

Heather made her solo concert debut at Don’t Tell Mama’s in NYC to a sold-out audience. From there she developed her signature shows Beyond the Sea and Unexpected Love which have been performed across the US and around the world on luxury cruise lines. Other concert appearances include the Fuare Requiem and Vivaldi Gloria with the Fort Myers Symphonic MasterSingers and Orchestra, Southwest Florida MS Society and American Cancer Society.

When not performing, Heather is passionate about training the next generation of artists. In addition to a thriving voice studio, she teaches master classes and workshops for aspiring singers. Recent clients include Opera Naples, First Academy of Music, and The Naples Players.

Heather is based in Naples, Florida with her husband and dog, Skipper.

In the course of the past few years, Jodi has been enchanting her audiences with her unique performances of classic Broadway and Hollywood songs, operetta, opera, and international music. Along with performing in the tri-state area in the Northeast, she has performed at the music festivals in Italy (Fondazione d’Abruzzo), The Bahamas for the Nassau Music Society, Carnegie Hall, at benefits for nationally known charities, and for special events at the top country clubs in Connecticut. In New York City, she has sung in the ballrooms in major hotels such as The Plaza and Hilton, and in private clubs like the Knickerbocker, 21 Club, and the Metropolitan Club. Tailoring her performances to suit the venue and audience, she has developed a loyal and enthusiastic following. An icon at the Levitt Pavilion in Concert in Westport, CT during their summer concert series, she directs and stages the performances with the greatest of ease, and rouses her audiences to standing ovations.

Among many of her achievements, Jodi performed the role of Adina opposite Vittorio Grigolo in L’elisr d’amore. She has coached with Antonio Pappano of the Royal Opera House, Joan Dornemann and Charles Riecker of the Metropolitan Opera, and has worked with Gian Carlo Menotti, Gabrielle Bellini, Sergio Rendine, and Maurizio Dones.

As a student, Jodi participated in Boston University’s Young Artist Program at Tanglewood. As a result, her talent has taken her from the Bahamas to Germany and Ireland to the Philippines and often Italy, where she has been particularly successful. She has an extensive repertoire and maintains an active performing schedule in the United States and abroad. She is one of the most enchanting artists to be found in the world today and sings with a delightful and appropriate combination of head and heart.

Bob Powers is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, with his musical studies at Old Dominion University and Virginia Commonwealth University. Bob served with The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in Washington D.C. from 1980 to 2011, rising to the rank of sergeant major. Pershing’s Own is the premier musical organization of The U.S. Army. Bob’s service presented him with many exciting and rewarding musical opportunities. During this time he performed for every President from President Carter to President Obama. Bob was principal euphonium and soloist with Pershing’s Own, as a performer and clinician in Canada, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Spain & throughout the United States. He was also a member of The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets; the official fanfare trumpets for the President. Bob is an active freelance musician, clinician and private brass instructor. As a recording artist Bob has been heard on National Geographic documentaries as well as PBS and commercial television. Bob and his family live in Naples, Florida. His passion for teaching is fulfilled by his studio of students ranging from beginners, middle and high school students to university level & professional musicians.

Douglas RenfroeDoug is an internationally-acclaimed bass baritone who made his Lincoln Center debut in Schumann’s Paradise and Peri and his Carnegie Hall debut in Orff’s Carmina Burana. He has specialized in oratorio and has performed with various orchestras throughout the world in compositions such as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Brahms’ Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s Creation, and his Lord Nelson Mass. Conductors with whom he has sung include Leopold Stokowski, Leonard Bernstein, Paul Nadler, and Loren Maezel.

Quoting critics in Austria: “Douglas Renfroe’s virile bass, remarkably lyrical in the upper register, was equally rich in the dark deeps of the low sustained tones.” Regarding his theatre works, as Tevye, it has been written: “Mr. Renfroe owns the role of Tevye. His rich vocal line is only matched by the warmth he displays as the father. He acts as if he talks to God on a regular basis.”

Doug has appeared with the Washington Opera with Placido Domingo, the Boston Opera directed by Sarah Caldwell, the Sarasota Opera and as a concert recitalist under Columbia Artist Management specializing in German Lieder. He was the director and bass soloist with the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters in Washington, D. C., and, in 2003, he made his Edinburgh Music Festival debut. He has been featured as soloist in several recordings with various symphonies throughout the world in addition to a solo recording of German Lieder. In 2006, he performed the Verdi Requiem and portrayed Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof in Bulgaria and Israel. In 2007, he sang the Bulgarian premiere of Elijah at the Varna International Music Festival, prior to returning to Scotland for his fifth concert tour. In 2019, he presented his thirteenth European concert tour.

As a conductor, he created two Equity Theatre companies, the Concord Symphony Orchestra and was artistic director of the Lakes Region Symphony. While with the U. S. Navy Band, he was responsible for the Summer Pops programs. He has appeared as guest conductor at the Varna International Music Festival in Bulgaria in addition to his performing as a vocal soloist, as a soloist at the New Hampshire Music Festival and has served as adjudicator for various orchestral and chamber festivals. In 2010, he was appointed artistic director of the Voices of Naples, an auditioned choral ensemble in Naples, Florida. In 2019, they presented concerts in Portugal, Spain, and Gibraltar.

Presently residing in Ft. Myers, Florida, he was adjunct professor and director of choral and vocal activities at Edison College. He is in demand as a soloist throughout the United States and Canada, and is listed in the 1980 edition of Outstanding Young Men in America and the 2004 edition of Who’s Who in America for his outstanding achievements in the performing arts. In 2004, he received an Honorary Doctorate from University of California.

MARK SANDERS: Originally from Marion, IL, Mark spent 15 years in NYC and now calls Fort Myers home. He has appeared in numerous productions and concerts around the world and is a favorite with the Gulf Coast Symphony, performing at the Barbara B. Mann in Fort Myers. Mark was seen as Perchik on the Broadway National Tour of “Fiddler on the Roof” starring Theodore Bikel and created the role of Rev. Dimmesdale in “The Scarlet Letter” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He recently portrayed Colonel Ricci in the critically acclaimed production of Sondheim’s “Passion” at Zoetic Stage in Miami. His portrayal of Michael in the smash hit “Murder Ballad” at Actors’ Playhouse in Coral Gables helped earn a 2015 Carbonell Award for Best Ensemble of a Musical. Regionally, he has performed at such prestigious theatres as Lincoln Center, Goodspeed Opera House, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, and Sacramento Music Circus. Mark has sung the National Anthem for former President George H.W. Bush, Vice-President Joe Biden, the Minnesota Twins, and the Fort Myers Miracle. Other stage credits include: “Ragtime”, “The Secret Garden”, “Music Man” with Jeff Goldblum, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story”, “Blood Brothers” with Andrea McArdle, Yeston/Kopit’s “Phantom”, “Miss Saigon”, and “Jekyll & Hyde”. His voice can be heard on recordings of “The Scarlet Letter”, “Great Expectations”, and “The John Street Seven”. Mark’s debut solo album, “This Moment”, can be found on iTunes and CDBaby.com. For more information, visit www.MarkSandersNYC.com.

A NYC native now living in Naples, Florida, Carolann has toured as Marian in the first national tour of The Music Man and internationally as Maria in the European and Asian tours of West Side Story. Some favorite credits include singing back-up to Linda Eder at the Palace Theatre on Broadway, Encore’s No, No Nanette at New York City Center, Les Miserables at Flat Rock Playhouse, Mack and Mabel and The Boy From Oz at TheatreZone, Beauty and the Beast at Artpark, A Little Night Music at South Coast Repertory, Thoroughly Modern Millie at The Cape Playhouse, and Urinetown at the Geva Theatre. Recently she had the chance to reprise the role of Maria in West Side Story at Sacramento Music Circus and got to find her inner diva playing Lady of the Lake in Spamalot at Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Carolann has been a soloist with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jack Everly, as well as the Gulfcoast Symphony Orchestra and the SWFL Symphony Orchestra. Last season, she got to perform with the Santa Rosa Symphony Orchestra in a duet concert paying tribute to Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli, which she will be bringing to TheatreZone in Naples this February. Carolann is an adjunct voice professor at Florida Gulf Coast University and runs her own private voice studio in Naples

Lives in New Hamburg ON, Canada (an hour west of Toronto). Winters in Seven Lakes Golf & Tennis Community, Fort Myers FL
Taught High School instrumental music in Winnipeg MB for 34 years. Ross and his wife, Connie, have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

Ross currently is the director of the Seven Lakes Chorus. He also plays in Brass Music Elements here in Florida, as well as the Stratford Concert Band in Canada.

Pasquale (AKA Patrick Spino, Pat Spino, P.J. Spino) was born in 1942 in Newark, New Jersey.  He began studying piano at age 7 and continued keyboard studies throughout undergraduate college.  At age eight he composed his first composition; Wind Song for solo piano which has, unfortunately, been lost.  In 1956. Pasquale was accepted into Arts High School located in Newark, NJ which, at the time, was one of the few arts based high schools in the country.  During this time, he studied piano and arranging privately with Anthony Sages, Eddie Barry and George Stalter, and trombone with Michael Criscola.

Pasquale received a BA teaching degree in Music Education from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) in 1964.  While attending Glassboro he studied Piano with Gloria Planchin, Larry Wicks and Bennie Kemp, Theory and Composition with Ed Avril and Hoyle Carpenter and worked privately developing his arranging and composition skills.  During the four years at Glassboro, he played trombone and bass trombone in the concert band of which he was elected president as a senior, and played piano in the jazz band, also serving as president for two years.  As a sophomore, Pat was instrumental in the all-student production of the Sophomore Class Show featuring an on-stage student big band which was rehearsed and conducted by Pat and featured arrangements and originals by himself and fellow students.   Pat was also the co-founder of the all-student produced Festival of Contemporary Music in which original compositions for band, orchestra and chorus of three third year students were premiered.   The event was of such success that the concert became an annual music department sponsored event.  As a result of the concert’s recording, Spino’s American Snapshots was selected by Vincent Persichetti for publication by Elkan-Vogel of Philadelphia.  Pat was 19-years-old at the time.

Upon graduation from Glassboro in 1964 Pat began his long, sometimes interrupted, tenure as a Philadelphia, PA and New Jersey public school music teacher at the Jr. and Sr. High School levels.  Coincidental with the start of his teaching career Pat studied composition with Stanley Austin and privately with Vaclav Nelhybel in New York City.  The experience with the dynamic Nelhybel solidified Pasquale’s commitment to further serious study of composition for the concert stage.

In 1965 Pat, being awarded a teaching assistantship, entered the University of Minnesota as a Composition Major where he studied Theory, Orchestration and Composition with renowned composers Dr. Paul Fetler and Dr. Dominick Argento.  This period of time saw Pat producing works for the concert stage such as Sonata for Cello and Piano, Four Short Pieces for Piano, Suite for Piano, Symphony in Three Movements and various SATB Pieces.

Subsequent to the completion of an MA degree in Composition, Pat resumed public school teaching in Philadelphia for a period of five years after which he relocated back to his native New Jersey where he taught public school music until his retirement in 2000.  During this period Pat acquired production experience as the music director and conductor of a neighborhood theater in Philadelphia.

Throughout the years in New Jersey, Pat worked as a professional musician, composer, and arranger for a wide variety of venues which included arranging for various bands, club acts, instrumental combinations, and a commercial  string quartet, as well as composing for concert band, small ensembles,  orchestra, disco orchestra, and even string band.

Pat was instrumental in the writing of a number of commercially recorded arrangements under a pseudonym, his original disco composition Journey to Phoebus was released on the SalSoul Orchestra’s Magic Journey album (SalSoul Records – 1977).  Pat continued to develop his writing skills by accepting any work that happened along – no matter the vehicle – including several arrangements written for string band which resulted in prize winning music performances during several of Philadelphia’s New Year’s Day Mummers parades. Pat also arranged music and performed on keyboards for club acts in various Atlantic City Casinos and worked as a substitute pianist in several of the casino show room bands.

For several years, during the 1980s, Pat, along with fellow musician Bill Jones, formed the Sight and Sound Production Company.  Sight and Sound produced many radio and TV spots and numerous original industrial video soundtracks for such notable companies as IBM, Sony, Hercules Chemical Corporation, and Bell of PA.  The majority of these projects were recorded, produced and mixed by Pat in recording studios located in New Jersey and Philadelphia.  The Hercules Corporate logo, written by Pat, was nominated for the Clio advertising award.  Pat also wrote, produced and conducted an extended arrangement of America for orchestra, chorus, children’s chorus, jazz combo, and male vocalist for a Bell of PA project A Day in The Life of Pennsylvania which aired on public television stations throughout Pennsylvania as part of the U. S. Bicentennial celebration.

Pat’s love of writing for the concert stage was always of primary importance.  His Symphony No. 1 won the 6th annual Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival along with four other composers selected from an international list of contestants.  The premier performance was presented on the University campus by the Indianapolis (now Indiana) Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Oleg Kovalenko.  A number of performances and commissions followed including a performance of A Prophecy by Georgia State University’s 10th Annual Brass Symposium.  Lament was commissioned and premiered by the Illinois Wesleyan University Choir and also presented in concert by Rowan University Concert Choir with Clancy Miller Conducting.

Pat and his lovely wife Carol reside in Port Charlotte, Florida where he continues to write, and takes time to pursue his other passion – sailing.

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

NAPLES CONCERT BAND
OUR 49TH SEASON
CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS/PUBLICITY INFORMATION
HARRIS LANZEL – MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR

THE 2020 – 2021 SEASON – THE TRADITION CONTINUES

A Naples tradition.  For 49 years the Naples Concert Band has entertained Southwest Florida residents with memorable Sunday Concerts in the Park.  This season will be unusual due to the ongoing covid pandemic.  Our opening performance will be the December 6 Holiday Concert and will be presented by a smaller 40 piece socially distanced band.  Our audience will find socially distanced circles painted on the ground.  Every effort will be made to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for our loyal fans.  Each of our concerts offer an exciting mix of new music and memorable old favorites.  Feature soloists and inventive programing promise to provide music to “tickle” everyone’s musical palate.  If you have never attended a NCB concert, be prepared for a great musical experience.  Bring the family and friends.  The 2020 -2021 season’s complete schedule and repertoire list can be found at

www. naplesconcertband.org.

Sunday, December 6, 2020 Concert (Sponsor – The Naples Zoo sponsored by: Craig and Kathy Fenton))

The 49th season will open on Sunday, December 6 with our annual Holiday Concert.  Due to the covid pandemic a socially distanced 40 piece Band will provide music designed to raise everyone’s spirts and put all in a festive, holiday mood.

Our Christmas vocal quartet entertains with “Do You Hear What I Hear” and “On With the Snow”.  Craig Greusel answers the question “Is there a Santa Claus?” and Jenny Bintliff sings “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”.

“Sparkling Lights”, “A Mad Russian’s Christmas”, “Rhapsody For Hanukkah”, and “The Polar Express” are a few of the other selections that will enhance this year’s Holiday Celebration.

Harris Lanzel conducts the band at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.

Sunday, January 17, 2021 Concert (Sponsor – UBS Financial Services, Inc.)

The first concert of the New Year features former euphonium soloist with the United States Army Band ”Pershing’s Own” and outstanding vocalist Jodi Keogan.

Bob will perform the intricate “Rondo” by Claude Smith.  Jody’s operatic soprano voice wowed our audience last season.  For this concert Jodi will sing “Nessun Dorma” and “Il Bacio” (The Kiss)

Rossini’s “Barber of Seville Overture”, Warren Barker’s “New York: 1927”, Scott Wasson’s “Extraordinary Machines of Clockwork and Steam”, “Hollywood Milestones”, and a generous dose of popular marches round out the program.

Music Director/Conductor Harris Lanzel will lead the NCB starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.

Sunday, February 14, 2021 Concert (Sponsor – Habitat For Humanity of Collier County – Sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton)

Fan favorite vocalist, Amy Bright and Guitar Soloist Nikola Vukavic are the featured performers for our February Valentine’s Day concert.   

Amy will sing “Embraceable You” and a special arrangement by local composer/arranger Pasquale Spino, “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend”.  Nikola will perform the Mason Williams hit song “Classical Gas” on his guitar.

“A Gershwin Tribute To Love”, “Pilatus: Mountain of Dragons”, “El Cumbanchero” and “Beauty and The Beast Highlights” are some of the other impressive arrangements that are programed to showcase the NCB.

Enjoy Valentine’s Day with the sights and sounds of Naples own concert band under the direction of Harris Lanzel.  The concert will begin at 2 p.m. on February 14, 2021 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.

Sunday March 7, 2021 Concert (Sponsor – Moran Wealth Management)

Concert goers are in for a real treat at the NCB March 7 Concert.  Fabulous Naples Philharmonic violinist Glenn Basham and outstanding vocalist Heather Ivy will be featured.

Glenn, as usual, will wow us with______________________________________.

Heather will sing “Gabriel’s Oboe” and will be backed up by our NCB Big Band with Jerome Kern’s “I Won’t Dance”.

The NCB will also premier local composer/arranger Michael Donovan’s arrangement of “Somewhere” from West Side Story.

“Silverado”, “Bond…James Bond”, “Danzas Cubanas” and “The Magic of Andrews Lloyd Webber” round out this entertaining program.

Come and enjoy a Sunday afternoon of music.  The concert will start at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.  Harris Lanzel will conduct the Band.

Saturday, March 27, 2021 Concert (Sponsor – The Naples Zoo, sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton)

The NCB will present a special Saturday afternoon concert on March 27 at Cambier Park.

Back by popular demand, singers Carolann Sinita and Doug Renfro will be featured in “Highlights from Camelot”.  Carolann will also sing “Seguidilla” from Carmen and Doug will do Leslie Bricusse’s “Who Can I Turn To”.

Our fabulous French Horn section will also step into the spotlight with David Bennett’s “The Four Hornsmen”.

Other arrangements include “The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture”, “Rabbi Jacob”, Chandler Wilson’s “Sunscapes” and “Benny Goodman: The King of Swing” featuring clarinetist Karen Marcott.

Join the band on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Cambier Park Band Shell for a great afternoon of music.  Harris Lanzel will conduct the Band.

Sunday, April 18, 2021 (Sponsor – Cadence Music, Inc.)                                

Broadway star and powerhouse singer Mark Sanders will be featured in the Naples Concert Band’s final concert of the season.  Mark will perform “This is the Moment” and a Neil Diamond medley entitled “The Jazz Singer”

Music of a lighter nature will complement his performance.  Steven Reinike’s “River of Life’, Pasquale Spino’s “Mexican Hat Dance”, Ennio Morricone’s “The Good, The Band and The Ugly” and Michael Brown’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack Highlights are a few of those selections.

Join the band for their end of season celebration on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.  Harris Lanzel will conduct the band.