What better way to salute our country's veterans than a free concert of spirited and patriotic American songs? The Lee County Community Band will pay tribute to veterans at the first concert of its 128th season Nov. 10 at Cape Coral High School at 3 p.m.
Additional concerts for the season are set for Dec. 8, Jan.12, Feb. 9, March 9 and April 6. The programs are free (donations accepted) and open to the public; all programs will take place at Cape High School, 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard, beginning at 3 p.m.
In keeping with tradition for the first concert of each season, Director Richard Bradstreet has chosen music featuring American music and composers. Pieces will include selections from "Music Man," "Good Old Days Sing-Along," "Melodies that Were Broadway" and John Philip Sousa's "Thunderer March," among others.
The emcee and vocalist is Normal Jones.
The 60-member band rehearses Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Michael Lutheran School, 3595 Broadway Ave., Fort Myers; the first rehearsal is Oct. 17. Members are musicians from all walks of life - career musicians, amateurs and folks renewing skills from years past - who reside in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties. The Band welcomes new members every year.
For more information, visit www.leecountyband.org or phone SusanRayman at 239-945-2554