NAPLES CONCERT BAND
OUR 41ST SEASON
CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS/PUBLICITY INFORMATION
HARRIS LANZEL – MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR
THE 2012 – 2013 SEASON
Our 41st season promises Sunday afternoon entertainment of Olympic proportion. Our eight concerts will feature music that will satisfy all musical tastes. Audiences can look forward to many special guest performers, a nationally recognized composer and conductor, and an exciting mix of new literature and old favorites. 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 here.
October 21, 2012 Concert (Sponsor – Sun Reality, Diane J. Brennan, GRI)
Our first concert of the season will open with “NCB March, Paradise Found”, a new composition written especially for the Naples Concert Band by local composer Malinda Zenor. Naples own Flute Cocktail will join the NCB with two new arrangements by John Stein, Director of Bands at Lely High School.
Vocalists Craig Greusel and Lisa Federico will also be featured in a medley of songs from the current revival of “Porgy and Bess”. Glenn Miller swing tunes, marches, movie themes, broadway show tunes, and several concert band classics will round out the program.
Music Director/Conductor Harris Lanzel will lead the band starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday October 21, 2012 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.
November 11, 2012 Concert (Sponsor – Miromar)
The Naples Concert Band under the direction of Harris Lanzel will present an exciting and inspirational Veterans Day program.
Well known speaker and commentator Peter Thomas will recite his narrative “Omaha Beach” to Robert Russell Bennett’s “Victory at Sea”. He will also give Lincoln’s immortal Gettysburg Address with Randal Bass’s “A New Birth of Freedom” as background.
A vocal quartet including Jenny Bintliff, Lisa Federico, James Little and Craig Greusel will join the NCB to sing “Our America” by John Higgins and our traditional salute to our military hero’s, “Armed Forces, the Pride of America”.
This will be a very emotional concert with many memorable musical reminders of our patriotic heritage.
This special Veterans Day concert starts at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.
December 2, 2012 Concert (Sponsor – Alan Novick, Attorney)
The Holiday Season is here, and the Naples Concert Band will provide the perfect music to lift everyone’s holiday spirit.
Eleven year old Naples soprano phenom, Zofia Majewski, will return to be featured singing “Still, Still, Still” and a Larry Clark arrangement of “Pacem Noel”.
The Bay Singers vocal ensemble will fill the stage at Cambier Park when they join the NCB in three very entertaining arrangements: “Christmas On Broadway”, “Bells of Joy” and Leroy Anderson’s “A Christmas Festival”.
“A Fireside Christmas”, “Shirim”, “Farandole” and “A Very Cool Yule” are a few of the other arrangements that will enhance the holiday festivities.
Harris Lanzel conducts the band at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.
January 20, 2013 Concert (Sponsor – UBS Financial Services)
The first concert of the New Year will feature pianist John Davis and vocalist Tony Pulera. John Davis will present the First Movement of Grieg’s “Piano Concerto in A minor”. Tony Pulera will perform his vocal magic with a medley of songs entitled “Barry Manilow On Tour”.
A special arrangement of “Slaughter On Tenth Avenue” arranged by Band members Jim Day and Jym Moore as well as several spirited marches and a variety of exciting concert band arrangements will complete the afternoon program.
The Naples Concert Band, under the direction of Harris Lanzel, will begin the concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.
February 10, 2013 Concert (Sponsor – Cameron Real Estate)
Join the 80 member Naples Concert Band as it presents guest conductor and composer Dr. James Swearingen. Dr. Swearingen will select gems from his over 450 compositions and conduct them during the first half of the concert.
After intermission, outstanding vocalists Janine and Duncan Connell will sing “Love Changes Everything” from Andrew Lloyd Webbers musical “Aspects Of Love”.
“Overture to Candide”, “Young Persons Guide to John Williams”, “Sinatra” and “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite” will also be performed.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Naples’ own concert band under the direction of Harris Lanzel and guest conductor James Swearingen. The program will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.
James Swearingen is an American composer and arranger. He holds a Masters Degree from Ohio State University and a Bachelors Degree from Bowling Green State University and is currently Professor of Music, Department Chair of Music Education at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio.
He is a recipient of numerous ASCAP awards.
He is currently one of several resident composers at Capital University and also serves as a staff arranger for The Ohio State University Marching Band. Prior to his appointment at Capital in 1987, he spent eighteen years teaching instrumental music in the public schools of central Ohio. His first teaching assignment took him to the community of Sunbury, Ohio. He then spent fourteen years as Director of Instrumental Music at Grove City High School, where his marching, concert and jazz bands all received acclaim for their high standards of performing excellence.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Swearingen manages to be very active as a guest conductor, adjudicator and educational clinician. Appearances have included trips throughout the United States, as well as Japan, Australia, Europe, Canada and The Republic of China.
Swearingen’s numerous contributions for band have been well received by school directors, student performers and audiences worldwide. With over 450 published works, he has written band compositions and arrangements that reflect a variety of musical forms and styles. Many of his pieces, including 81 commissioned works, have been chosen for contest and festival lists. He is a recipient of several ASCAP awards for published compositions and in 1992 was selected as an Accomplished Graduate of the Fine and Performing Arts from Bowling Green State University. Most recently, he received the 2002 Community Music Educator Award given annually by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of numerous professional and honorary organizations including Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA), MENC: The National Association for Music Education, American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA), Phi Beta Mu, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. In March 2000, he was invited to join the American Bandmasters Association.
Many of Swearingen’s most popular band compositions have been recorded by The Washington Winds and are available on compact discs from Walking Frog Records. His recordings include In All Its Glory, Exaltation, Panther in the Sky, Celebration For Winds And Percussion, The Light Of Dawn, and the newest release, Flight of Valor.
March 3, 2013 Concert (Sponsor – IMA Creative, Inc.)
The 80 member Naples Concert Band offers a powerhouse of guest performers including trumpeters David Dash and Mary Bowden from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, and vocalists Amy Bright and Craig Greusel.
David and Mary will be performing the 26 minute “Carmen Fantasia for Two Solo Trumpets and Wind Ensemble” arranged by Donald Hunsberger
Amy will sing “I Dreamed A Dream” from “Les Miserables” and will join Craig in a rollicking rendition of “Selections from Chicago” arranged by Ted Ricketts.
Local conductor and composer Robert Newell will also conduct his award winning composition “Life Aloft”.
The classical piece “Allegro Barbaro” by Bela Bartok, “Pixar Movie Magic” arranged by Michael Brown and several outstanding marches will round out the afternoon’s program.
Come and enjoy this star studded concert. It will start at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the Cambier Park Band Shell. Harris Lanzel will conduct the Band.
March 24, 2013 Concert (Sponsor – Miromar)
A musical smorgasbord of concert band literature awaits those that attend Sunday’s concert in the park.
Soloists include Tuba virtuoso Joe Choomack, and vocalists Craig Greusel and Lisa Federico.
Joe will perform the samba like “Carioca” from Rio de Janeiro and Craig will sing “Moonlight Melody” and “Old Man River” composed and arranged by two local composers, Malinda Zenor and Henry Carr. Lisa will join Craig to sing highlights from the classic broadway musical “Camelot”.
In between, the NCB will perform the impressive “La Gazza Ladra Overture” by Rossini, the fiery “Ignition” by Todd Stalter, the nostalgic “O Waly,Waly” by Jay Bocook and a classic pop tune “MacArthur Park”.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Naples’ own 80 member concert band under the direction of Harris Lanzel. The program will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.
April 14, 2013 Concert (Sponsor – The Arlington)
The Naples Concert Band will present their final concert of this season on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at the Cambier Park Band Shell. The bands student members will be recognized and this seasons student scholarships will be announced.
A lighter concert fare will be offered featuring the vocal artistry of Jenny Bintliff, Dan Lamey and Craig Greusel, as well as a Euphonium solo by our founding father Robert Thurston.
Jenny and Dan will sing “Selections from Cats” and Jenny and Craig will do “Selections from Grease”. Bob will perform “Rhapsody for Euphonium” by Jim Curnow.
The NCB will also perform “Bennie’s Attitude” arranged by Bud Pike. Bud is a local composer and he has arranged this piece to feature 2 clarinets and a jazz trio a la Benny Goodman.
“Fandango” by Floyd Werle, “Memor Vita” by Brant Karrick and music from the motion picture “How To Train Your Dragon” are a few of the musical gems that will also be presented.
Harris Lanzel will bring the baton down at 2 p.m.