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 Coral High School, 2300 Santa Barbara Blvd.
In keeping with tradition for the first concert of each season, Director Richard Bradstreet has chosen music featuring American music and American composers. Pieces will include selections from "Music Man," "Good Old DaysSing-Along," "Melodies that Were Broadway" and John Philip Sousa's "Thunderer March," among others. Concerts typically include a mix of spirited marches, Broadway hits, old favorites, light classical, patriotic songs and sing-alongs. 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 inLee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties. The Band welcomes new members every year.
For more information, visit www.leecountyband.org or phone Susan Rayman at 239-945-2554.