March 5 - 2 PM
Cambier Park

Happy Valentine's Day!

The Naples Concert Band will perform a varied program of popular and classic band favorites at Cambier Park on Sunday, March 5.  Outstanding vocalist Mark Sanders will be featured performing two medleys “Broadway in the 90’s” and “A Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr.”  We will also feature some of our talented musicians. Principal Flute, Julie Meschko and Principal Clarinet Joe Duffy will perform a concert duet “Tarantella" by the French composer Camille Saint-Saens and our percussion section will be featured in “Rumble on the High Plains.”  Included will be band classics “Fantasia on the Dargason” by the British composer Gustav Holst, “Hosts of Freedom March” by K.L King, “Midway March” by John Williams and a chance to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Johan De Meij’s Symphony # 1, “The Lord of the Rings.”  NCB will make you feel like dancing with some up tempo pieces including “ABBA on Broadway,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “Shake a Tail Feather” and “Arabian Dances.”

Sponsored By:

Thank you, Moran Wealth Management!

Music Director / Conductor:  Harris Lanzel

Assistant Conductor:  John Salminen

Announcer:  Mike Reilly

O Canada…………………………..……………….…..Calixa Lavailee/arr. by William Pruyn

Star Spangled Banner…………….....………..……Francis Scott Key/ arr. by William Pruyn

For Starters………………………………….....………………………….…………Gene Davis

Frederick’s Black Devils March……………………………………………………Paul Murtha

Holst Second Suite in F, 4th Movement - "Fantasia on the Dargason"........…Gustav Holst

Arabian Dances……………………………………………………....…………..Roland Barrett

Lord of the Rings…………………………………….……..John De Meij, arr. by P. Lavender

Puttin’ on the Ritz……………………….........……………..….Irving Berlin, arr. by J. Nowak

Tarantelle, Op. 6…………………………….……………..Camille Saint Saens, arr. J. Bicigo

Flute - Jullie Meschko, Clarinet – Joe Duffy

Midway March……………....…………………….…………John Williams, arr. by J. Curnow

 INTERMISSION

Shake a Tail Feather….……..Otha Hayes, Verlie Rice & Andre Williams, arr by T. Wallace

Broadway in the 90’s………………………………………………………arr. by John Higgins

Vocalist – Mark Sanders

Rumble on the High Plains……………………..........………….…………..Michael Sweeney

Featuring the NCB Percussion Section

A Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr………………………………………..…….arr. Sammy Nestico

Vocalist – Mark Sanders

ABBA on Broadway…………………………………………………….……arr. Michael Brown

Hosts of Freedom March………………...…..……………………Karl L. King, arr. J. Paynter

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, Naples Community Orchestra,  Naples Symphony Orchestra, and First Baptist Church Orchestra. She has been a member of Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Opera Naples, Port Charlotte Symphony, Arvada Symphony, ALRY Flute Choir,  National Flute Choir and the National Flute Association  Profesional 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. In 2018 Julie won the 1st chair Piccolo audition for the National Flute Association Profesional Flute Choir. This past summer she applied for and was accepted as the Piccolo for WAWOP (World Adult Wind Orchestra Program) in Schladming, Austria where she performed several concerts.

Joe is a proud member of the Naples Concert Band having joined the ensemble last season after a fulfilling 31-year career as a Partner with Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP (PwC).  However, prior to his career at PwC, Joe’s dream was to be an orchestral clarinetist, and to that end, he studied under Ronald Reuben and Donald Montanaro, both formerly of the Philadelphia Orchestra.  As it turned out, however, a career in music was not meant to be.  But music has always been one of Joe’s passions, and since retiring, he has picked up where he left off with the clarinet.  In addition to playing with the Naples Concert Band, Joe is a member of the Bonita Springs Concert Band and the Merion Concert Band outside of Philadelphia. 

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. He was seen as Perchik on the Broadway National Tour of Fiddler On The Roof starring Theodore Bikel. He is honored to be a regular soloist with the Naples Concert Band and Bonita Springs Concert Band. Mark is also a favorite vocalist with the Gulf Coast Symphony having shared the stage with Broadway stars Lisa Vroman, Christiane Noll, Melissa Errico, Morgan James, Doug LaBreque, and starred in symphony productions of Carousel, South Pacific, Oklahoma and She Loves Me.

Regionally, Mark has performed at such prestigious theatres as Lincoln Center, Goodspeed Opera House, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and Sacramento Music Circus. Credits include: Mamma Mia (Harry), Memphis, Bridges Of Madison County (Bud), Passion (Col. Ricci), Ragtime (Father), Murder Ballad (Michael–Carbonell Award), Next To Normal (Dan), Merrily We Roll Along (Charlie), A Little Night Music, The Secret Garden (Archibald), Music Man starring Jeff Goldblum, Jesus Christ Superstar, Blood Brothers, Phantom, Miss Saigon and Jekyll & Hyde.  Mark is a 2021 JOSIE AWARD nominee for Tribute Artist of the Year for his solo show ONE VOICE: The Music of Barry Manilow. He is currently on tour with his 5-piece band and a brand new CD of Manilow’s incredible music.

Cambier Park is located in the heart of Naples, just south of 5th Avenue South.  There is ample parking, restaurants and things to see and do after the concert!