Season Highlights


THE 2017 – 2018 SEASON

The Naples Concert Band’s 46th season features more than 18 great soloists and an exciting mix of new music and memorable old favorites. The NCB offers our large audiences this areas “best musical bang for their buck”! Each of our eight concerts promises to have music that everyone will enjoy. The final concert of the season will be a Community Band Spectacular. Both the Naples and Bonita Spring Concert Bands will perform “back to back” at both Cambier and Riverside Band Shells. If you have never attended a NCB concert, be prepared to have a great musical experience. Bring the family and friends. A complete repertoire list can be found at


Sunday, October 15, 2017 Concert
(Sponsor – Naples Art Association)

The Naples Concert Band kicks off its 46th season on Sunday, October 15, with a Concert in the Park that will feature impressive soloists, classic band literature, movie themes, Broadway show tunes, and of course traditional marches.
Paul Votapek, principal clarinetist with the Naples Philharmonic will perform Artie Shaw’s “Concerto for Clarinet”. Also, vocalists Lisa Federico, Jenny Bintliff and Craig Greusel will make the songs from Lionel Bart’s Musical “Oliver” come to life.
Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture”, “The Theme from Lawrence of Arabia”, Jeremy Martin’s “Cycle of the Werewolf” and the music from “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will round out the program.
Music Director/Conductor Harris Lanzel will lead the 80+ member band starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.


Sunday, November 12, 2017 Concert
(Sponsor – Miromar Outlets)

The Naples Concert Band under the direction of Harris Lanzel will celebrate our great country’s heritage and honor our United States service men and women with a very emotional and memorable patriotic concert.
Showman Craig Greusel will be featured throughout the concert singing “America, My Homeland” and George M. Cohan’s “Star Spangled Salute”.
Franklin Summers will narrate “I Am the American Flag” and “Ashokan Farewell”. The band will pull out all the stops with a huge variety of patriotic music. During the “Armed Forces Salute” our military branches will present their colors and be recognized for their service.
This special patriotic concert starts at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 Concert
(Sponsor – Alan Novick, Attorney)

Let’s all get in a Holiday Mood! The Naples Concert Band will provide the perfect music for this year’s Holiday Celebration!
A vocal quartet of Amy Bright, Jenny Bintliff, Craig Greusel and Ross Shaver will be featured throughout the show. They will be singing “A Christmas Celebration”, “Christmas on Broadway” and Leroy Anderson’s “A Christmas Festival”.
“A Hanukkah Festival”, Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite”, “Caribbean Christmas” and “Christmas At the Movies” 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 December 3, 2017 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.


Sunday, January 14, 2018 Concert
(Sponsor – UBS Financial Services, Inc.)

The first concert of the New Year features two world class professionals: Harry Watters, Trombonist extraordinaire and songstress and impersonator Cindy Miller.
Harry will amaze you with his extraordinary trombone skills by playing special arrangements of Gershwin’s “Embraceable You” and Ray Noble’s “Cherokee” among others.
Cindy will be featured singing Natalie Cole’s “Orange Colored Sky” and Nat King Cole’s “Tangerine”.
Rossini’s “Italian in Algiers Overture”, Sammy Nestico’s “A Tribute to Stephen Foster” and Randall Standridge’s “Iron and Ice: A Viking Adventure” are some of the other impressive arrangements that are programed to showcase the 80 member concert band.
The Naples Concert Band, under the direction of Harris Lanzel, will begin the concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.


Sunday, February 11, 2018 Concert
(Sponsor – Habitat For Humanity of Collier County – Sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton)

Glenn Basham, principal violinist with the Naples Philharmonic and Broadway star, Mark Sanders will highlight NCB’s February concert offerings.
Glenn will do a virtuoso solo entitled “Violin Manouche” along with the Charlie Daniels novelty “The Devil went Down to Georgia”.
Mark will perform a “Barry Manilow Medley” arranged by Robert Lowden and Warren Barker.
“La Forza Del Destino Overture” by Verdi, “Star Wars Saga” and Sammy Nestico’s arr. of “Malaguena” provide the 80 member band with plenty of room to flex its musical muscles.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Naples own concert band under the direction of Harris Lanzel. This concert will begin at 2 p.m. on February 11, 2018 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.


Sunday March 4, 2018 Concert
(Sponsor – Miromar Outlets)

Professional vocalists, Carolann Sanita and Gerritt VanderMeer, and concert pianist Joshua Ross are the featured soloists for our March concert
Carolann and Gerritt will present “Andrew Lloyd Webber: A Concert Celebration”.
Joshua will play the first movement of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto #2, Op. 18.
A special presentation of Michael Donovan’s “Portrait of Cape Cod” with the composer conducting will also be featured.
Von Suppe’s “Light Cavalry Overture”, a saxophone quintet playing a Glenn Miller themed piece entitled “Five Mellow Winds”, and Warren Barkers “Medley from Miss Saigon” round out this entertaining program.
Come and enjoy a Sunday afternoon of music. The concert will start at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Cambier Park Band Shell. Harris Lanzel will conduct the Band.


Saturday, April 2 Concert
(Sponsor – The Naples Zoo, sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton)

The NCB will present a special Saturday afternoon concert on March 24 at Cambier Park.
Vocalist Wendy Renee will be showcased with “Georgia on My Mind” and “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”.
Virtuoso flute soloist, Julie Meschko, will impress you with her skills playing the Gossec “Tambourin” and a piccolo feature “Pennywhistle Jig”.
Clifton Williams “Symphonic Dance No. 3 (Fiesta)”, the Ted Ricketts arr. of “Satchmo”, “Jamaican Rumba” and Warren Barker’s “Mancini Spectacular” add more fire power to the concert line up.
Join the band on Saturday, April 2, 2018 at the Cambier Park Band Shell for a great afternoon of music. Harris Lanzel will conduct the Band.


Sunday, April 15 and Sunday April 22, 2018 Concert
(Sponsored by Vi at Bentley Village)

In April, the Naples Concert Band and the Bonita Springs Concert Band will present not one, but two Community Band Spectacular Concerts! On Sunday, April 15, they will perform at Cambier Park and on Sunday, April 22, they will perform at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs.
Each band will present a varied program for their portion of the concerts.
NCB’s program will feature vocalist Amy Bright. Amy will present “The Best of Carol King”. This finale for the 2017 – 2018 Concert Series will include “Iberian Escapades” by Robert Sheldon, Rossano Galante’s “Rise of the Silver City” and Warren Barkers arrangement of “Tin Pan Alley”.
Harris Lanzel conducts the Naples Concert Band and Gary E. Smith conducts the Bonita Springs Concert Band.
Both concerts will start at 2 p.m.