November 13 - 2 PM
Cambier Park

We Salute Our Veterans!

The Naples Concert Band, under the direction of Harris Lanzel and assisted by John Salminen, will present an exciting and inspirational tribute to our Armed Services and our American Heritage.  CJ Greer will be the featured vocalist for the afternoon.  CJ has performed around the world from theme parks to Broadway to Carnegie Hall.  She is a singer, actor, teacher and conductor with an undying love for storytelling through music.  CJ is a member of the Music Faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno.  

 

CJ will sing Irving Berlin's Songs for America, Don't Rain On My Parade, Armed Forces Salute and a special arrangement of Freedom's Call. In addition to CJ's selections, we will perform Freedom Quest, Selections from Top Gun, They Solemnly Served and Nathan Hale Trilogy, all of which will serve to enhance the patriotic theme of our concert.

In addition to CJ, we are pleased to have our very own John Salminen conduct two selections for this concert.  John has recently appointed as our Assistant Conductor for the Season, and when he is not conducting, he ably performing in the clarinet section.  John will be conducting American Stride and With Quiet Courage to kickoff the second half of our concert.

The Grand Finale will feature a special arrangement of Taps followed by the presentation of each branch of our military during Bob Lowden’s Armed Forces Medley.  This will be a very emotional concert with many memorable musical reminders of our great country.

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Music Director / Conductor:  Harris Lanzel

Assistant Conductor:  John Salminen

Announcer:  Mike Reilly

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

Vocalist - CJ Greer

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

American Dream Fanfare…………………………….……………………….Bruce A. Healey

Freedom Quest………………………………………..…….……………….Tracy O. Behrman

Nathan Hale Trilogy (Intrada, Intermezzo, Finale)...…………………………James Curnow

Selections from Top Gun……………………………….……………..arr. by Robert W. Smith

Don’t Rain On My Parade……………………………………………..……arr. Rick De Jonge

Vocalist – CJ Greer

America the Brave!..........................................................................arr. by Stephen Melillo

INTERMISSION

American Stride March………………………………H.A. Vandercook/ arr. by Larry Henry

John Salminen – Conductor

With Quiet Courage……………………………………………….………………..Larry Daehn

John Salminen - Conductor

Air Mobility Command March…………………………………….…………Mark Camphouse

Irving Berlin’s Songs For America…………………Irving Berlin/ arr. by James Swearingen

Vocalist – CJ Greer

They Solemnly Served……………………………………………………….Rossano Galante

Freedom's Call…………………………………………………………………..Rick De Jonge

Vocalist – CJ Greer

Taps……………………………………………………………….arr. by Thomas Knox, USMC

Armed Forces Salute and National Emblem March…….arr. by Bob Lowden/ E.E. Bagley

Vocalist – CJ Greer

Flag Bearers – United States Armed Service Veterans

ARMY – STAFF SERGEANT WILFREDO VASQUEZ

COAST GUARD – CHIEF PETTY OFFICER WILLIAM CARL

MARINES – STAFF SERGEANT ALEXANDER LEONI

AIR FORCE – STAFF SERGEANT JOSEPH CHOOMACK

NAVY – CAPTAIN DONALD PEACOCK

U. S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND - -CAPTAIN STANLEY BUNNER, UNITED STATES NAVY

Stars and Stripes Forever...............................................J.P. Sousa, edited by Keith Brion

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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!