CONCERT INFO

CURRENT REPERTOIRE

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

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

PAST REPERTOIRES

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)

2019-2020 GUEST PERFORMERS

JOSEPH DUFFY

Glenn is a native of Washington D.C., has a Bachelor of Music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts and a Master of Music degree from Indiana University. Previously, he played with the Detroit Symphony under Antal Dorati and was a member of the Bergonzi String Quartet, at the University of Miami. He is currently in his 27th year as Concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic.

Glenn has served as Concertmaster at music festivals nationwide, including the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming, the Colorado Music Festival, the Hot Springs Music Festival, and the Pine Mountain Music Festival. He has appeared as soloist with the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic, the Lansing Symphony, the Plymouth Symphony, the Oak Park Symphony, the North Carolina School of the Arts Festival Orchestra, the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra, the Manchester Symphony, the Marion Philharmonic, the Palm Beach Symphony, the Miami City Ballet, the Pine Mountain Music Festival Symphony orchestra, and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. As a jazz musician, Glenn has performed with Ira Sullivan, Simon Salz, and Lew Delgatto, and is featured on the Miami Saxophone Quartet’s recording Four More Giant Steps and on Skitch Henderson’s Swinging with Strings on the Arbors jazz label. He has produced two jazz CDs, Blue Moon and Blue Bossa, from a live concert given back in 2005 with Guitarist Simon Salz. His most recent recording was for the Naxos Label, featuring music of Michael Daugherty, and receiving critical praise from Fanfare magazine.

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.

Joe is a Connecticut native and now a resident of Naples, Florida. Joe was director of bands at Rochambeau Middle School in Southbury, CT. for 35 years. His bands and jazz bands participated in many Connecticut Music Educators Association sponsored festivals and workshops throughout Connecticut. As a life member of the CMEA, (Connecticut Music Educators Association,) he served as chairman for band and jazz band, for numerous state music festivals, and also worked on state wide curriculum writing. As a very busy performer on tuba, string bass, and bass guitar, he has played many musical engagements in Connecticut, New York, New England, and now Florida.

He has performed with the New Haven, Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Ridgefield, and Waterbury Symphony Orchestras and The Brass Guild Quintet. He toured Australia, New Zealand, and Bermuda with the Danbury Brass and toured Austria, Hungary, and Yugoslavia with the Danbury Symphony. He has been subbing the musical Chicago on Broadway for the past 13 years and has played in the pit of countless musicals at theaters in Connecticut, New York, Maine, and Cape Cod for as long as he can remember. Besides his early musical training in Connecticut schools, and later working on bachelors and masters degrees in music education, Joe attributes his practical experience as a musician to a four year stint as a musician with the U.S. Air Force. His first assignment was in Washington State with the 724th A.F. Band and later auditioned for the U.S. Air Force Band of Europe based in Wiesbaden, Germany. He spent three years playing and touring Europe, Scandinavia, and North Africa with many excellent musicians in the U.S.A.F.E. Band and gained invaluable musical and life experience.

Joe is enjoying being in Naples and spending time with his family and beautiful grandkids. He is keeping busy playing with various musical groups including the Naples Concert Band, Paradise Brass, Vintage Brass, Gulf Coast Symphony, and the Dixie Strollers. He has also played engagements for The Theater Zone in Naples and for the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins Spring Training games in Ft. Meyers. Not baseball – tuba.

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.

Logan was born and raised in sunny Naples, Florida. There, he developed a passion for music at a young age and began playing the trumpet at age 11. Once he reached high school, he discovered the French horn and how much musical diversity it had compared to the trumpet. From then on, he was hooked and spent all of his time practicing for honor bands and playing as much as possible.

Logan joined the Naples Concert Band in 2017 as a member of the French horn section. He graduated from Lely High School in 2018 and has since been studying music performance with Kirsten Bendixen Mahoney at Florida Gulf Coast University. While at FGCU, he has performed in brass and woodwinds quintets, as well as the wind and symphony orchestras. He has also performed in the Philadelphia International Music Festival under the baton of Kensho Wantanabe. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, discovering new music, and learning what little piano he can.

Flute Cocktail began as a conversation between retired Cincinnati Symphony flutist, Chellie Doepke, and freelance flutist, Wendy Willis. In 2006, Flute Cocktail was formed and is comprised of professional and amateur flutists. Flute Cocktail venues have included The Dave Elliott Radio Show, Venetian Village, Naples Botanical Gardens, Bleu Provence Restaurant and Wine Bar, The Naples Music Club, the Naples Orchestra and Chorus, Live! At the Promenade (Art League of Bonita Springs), and various churches throughout Southwest Florida. Flute Cocktail would like to thank the Naples Concert Band for inviting us to perform with them. Performers include Wendy Willis, Martie Miller, Sandy Stein, Julie Meshko, Cheryl Bauer, and Linda Picone.

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 35th 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 portraying the role of Abraham Lincoln in “Honestly Abe.” This season he will be directing the 25th anniversary revival performance of Godspell. Additionally, he continues to write new music and perform at a variety of venues around the Marco/Naples area. 

Janine Klaassen returns to the Naples Concert Band stage reprising “O Mio Babbino Caro” while debuting the 1950s Rosemary Clooney hit, “Mambo Italiano”  NCB audiences have seen Janine singing highlights from Phantom of the Opera, “Memory” from Cats, and the popular hit, “The Prayer.”  Janine is delighted to be back on the stage again with Harris Lanzel and the Naples Concert Band!

 

Janine is a double-graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University and George Mason University.  Whilst living in New York City, Janine continued post-graduate work with faculty from The Juilliard School (Beverley Peck Johnson) and Maestro Franco Iglesias.  Janine’s operatic and musical theatre credits include Mabel (Pirates of Penzance), Young Heidi (winning the TAP Cameo Musical Appearance), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Musetta (La Boheme), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia).  Janine has sung extensively in concert performing hits from the operatic world, Broadway and song in a program entitled, “Popera!”  Currently, Janine is pulling together engagements celebrating the works and performance styles from The Great American Songbook, jazz, musical theater and originals.

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.

Julie Meschko received her BA in Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado, she also studied Computer Science and Accounting at the University of Denver. She plays Piccolo/Flute in the Naples Concert Band, Flute Cocktail flute choir, First Baptist Church Orchestra, and the Florida Worship Choir and Orchestra.  She has been a member of Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Opera Naples, Port Charlotte Symphony, Arvada Symphony, ALRY Flute Choir, National Flute Choir, National Flute Convention Professional Flute Choir.  Julie is also the Assistant Director for the Wildacres Flute Retreat, freelances with various groups in southwest Florida, and works full-time for the Collier County Public Schools.

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.

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.

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

NAPLES CONCERT BAND
OUR 48TH SEASON
CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS/PUBLICITY INFORMATION
HARRIS LANZEL – MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR

 

THE 2019 – 2020 SEASON – THE TRADITION CONTINUES

A Naples tradition.  For 48 years the Naples Concert Band (NCB) has entertained Southwest Florida residents with memorable Sunday Concerts in the Park.  With more than 20 great feature soloists and inventive programing, the 2019 – 2020 concert season promises to impress with music that everyone will enjoy.  Each of our eight concerts offer our large audiences an exciting mix of new music and memorable old favorites.  If you have never attended a NCB concert, be prepared for a great musical experience.  Bring your family and friends.  The 2019 -2020 season’s complete schedule and repertoire list can be found at www.naplesconcertband.org.

Sunday, October 13, 2019 Concert
(Sponsor – TBA)

The Naples Concert Band opens its 48th season on Sunday, October 13, with a Concert in the Park that spans the music world from wondrous to scary and from present day motion pictures to standard classical literature.  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, James Horner, Leroy Anderson, George Gershwin, John Philip Sousa, and The Association are a few of the composers that will be featured.

Fan favorite Amy Bright will be our vocal soloist for the afternoon.  Amy will be singing Someone to Watch Over Me and But Not for Me, both by George and Ira Gershwin.  A novelty duet titled Hi – Lo will be performed by Joe Choomack on Tuba and Julie Meschko on Piccolo.

Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro Overture, Robert Buckley’s Doctor Who: Through Time and Space, Robert Sheldon’s Skydance, Paul Murtha’s Selections from the Greatest Showman, and a generous dose of popular Marches will round out the program.

Music Director/Conductor Harris Lanzel will lead the 80+ member band starting at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday October 13, 2019 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.

Sunday, November 10, 2019 Concert
(Sponsor – Navigating Matters)

The Naples Concert Band under the direction of Harris Lanzel will present its annual Veterans Day concert celebrating of our country’s heritage.   Our United States service men and women will be honored with a very emotional and memorable patriotic concert.

This concert will feature the fabulous vocal quartet of Jenny Bintliff, Jacqueline Galles, Craig Greusel, and Ross Shaver.  They will be singing Homeward Bound and America, The Dream Goes On.  Craig Greusel will also narrate Douglas MacArthur’s Duty, Honor, Country.

A new composition, Liberty by Rossano Galante will be performed along with Robert Jager’s Esprit De Corps, Noah Taylor’s The Battle Cry for Freedom and Jay Bocooks’s arrangement of Battle Hymn of the Republic.

During the Armed Forces Salute our military branches will present their colors and be recognized for their service.

This special patriotic concert will start a 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 Concert
(Sponsor – Bill Banfield)

Let’s all get in a Holiday Mood!  The Naples Concert Band will provide the perfect music for this year’s Holiday Celebration!

Craig Greusel will narrate the very poignant A Soldiers Silent Night in addition to singing Robert Sheldon’s A Most Wonderful Christmas.  Jenny Bintliff sings Michael Brown’s Grown Up Christmas List and Naples’ own Flute Cocktail will put their holiday touch on the concert with a custom arrangement of A Charlie Brown Christmas by John Stein.

Westminster Carol, Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, Philip Sparke’s Shalom, and Paul Lavenders arrangement of A Home Alone Christmas are a few of the other selections that will enhance this year’s Holiday Celebration.

Harris Lanzel conducts the band at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday December 8, 2019 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.

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

The first concert of the New Year features the fabulous Naples Philharmonic violinist Glenn Basham and outstanding vocalist Jodi Keogan.

Glenn will premiere a special arrangement of Sinatra songs written by Lou Del Gatto as well as the showy Vittorio Monti Csardas.  This will be Jodi’s first performance with the NCB and she will impress with Habaneras from Carmen and Lerner and Loewe’s I Could Have Danced All Night.

The NCB Trumpet section will also be called to the front of the stage to be featured in the challenging Summit by John Moss.

Offenbach’s Overture to La Belle Helene, Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, and Steven Bulla’s arrangement of Selections from the Great Race provide the 80-member band with plenty of room to flex its musical muscles.

The Naples Concert Band, under the direction of Harris Lanzel, will begin the concert at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.

Sunday, February 9, 2020 Concert
(Sponsor – Habitat For Humanity of Collier County – Sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton)

Vocalists Janine Klaasen and Craig Greusel as well as Clarinetist Joseph Duffy are featured soloists for our February concert.

Janine will sing Musetta”s Waltz from La Boheme.  Craig will sing Tonight from West Side Story and Janine and Craig will team up for the finale of the concert, Selections from Les Miserables.  Joseph Duffy will display his considerable clarinet skills with the difficult von Weber Concertino, Op. 26.

Beethoven’s Military March in D will also be included to celebrate his 250th Birthday.

Alfred Reed’s El Camino Real, Michael Donovan’s new composition Falmouth – Sunset at Woods Hole, and Copland’s Excerpts from Appalachian Spring are some of the other impressive arrangements that are programed to showcase the 80-plus member concert band.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Naples’ own concert band under the direction of Harris Lanzel.  This concert will begin at 2:00 p.m. on February 9, 2020 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.

Sunday March 1, 2020 Concert
(Sponsor – Navigating Matters Home Services)

Concert-goers are in for a real treat at the NCB March 1 Concert.  Mark Sanders and Heather Vichevich, both powerhouse singers, will present selections from the Broadway play Carousel and perform separate solos.  Mark will sing When You Tell Me That You Love Me and Heather will sing Memory from Cats.

Florida Gulf Coast University student and NCB scholarship recipient Logan Fischer will also be featured in the Paul Dukas’ Fr. Horn solo Villanelle.  Not to be outdone, the NCB Tuba Section will have some fun with a “tongue and cheek” arrangement of Tiptoe through the Tubas.

Antonin Dvorak’s Finale from the New World Symphony, local composer Pasquale Spino’s Sound Dramas, Robert Buckley’s swing masterpiece Jitterbug, and David Marshall’s Big Fun in the Sun round out this entertaining program.

Come and enjoy a Sunday afternoon of music.  The concert will start at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.  Harris Lanzel will conduct the Band.

Sunday, March 28 Concert
(Sponsor – The Naples Zoo, sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton)

The NCB will present a special Saturday afternoon concert on March 28 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 28, 2020 at the Cambier Park Band Shell for a great afternoon of music.  Harris Lanzel will conduct the Band.

Sunday, April 19, 2020 Concert
(Sponsored by TBA)

Fan favorites, Craig Greusel and Jenny Bintliff will be featured in the Naples Concert Band’s final concert of the season.  Craig will perform a dynamic rendition of Selections from Barnum and Jenny will amaze with her presentation of Judy Garland Medley.

Music of a lighter nature will complement their performance.  Steven Reineke’s River of Life, Sammy Nestico’s Salute to American Jazz, Highlights from Beauty and the Beast and Rock N’ Roll Explosion are a few of those selections.

Join the band for their end of season celebration on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.  Harris Lanzel will conduct the Band.