The Lehigh Concert Band is back.

Broadway in Lehigh

The February concert will be on a theme of Broadway music. Hear favorite melodies from Mary Poppins including A Spoonful of Sugar, I Love to Laugh, Jolly Holiday, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocius and more. The Band will perform Do-Re-Mi from the Sound of Music and Kathy Lamde will sing S’Wonderful from the musical Funny Face. Hear the Warren Barker arrangement of Gershwin music including the melodies of Fancinating Rhythm, Embraceable You, Somebody Loves Me and I Got Rhythm. The program will also include the 509th Airborne Infantry march All The Way, some Latin beats with Beguine Modernique and to recognize Black History month an amazing arrangement of Stevie Wonder including the songs Sir Duke, You Are The Sunshine of My Life, Signed Sealed Delivered I’m Yours. The Lehigh Concert Brass Quintet will perform two numbers to show of their abilities. The Band will finish the concert with a dramatic arrangement of West Side Story. It includes I Feel Pretty, Maria, Something’s Coming, Tonight, and America. It is a not to be missed concert of Lehigh’s only community concert band.

The concert will be Sunday February 19, at 3:00 P.M. at Sweatlock Hall at Faith Lutheran church, 705 Leeland Heights Blvd. Lehigh Acres.

All concerts are free with donations accepted.

We have selected some great music for this our 37th year of bringing music to our local community. You are going to hear some Dixieland, some Broadway musicals, some Gershwin, instrumental solos, some light upbeat music, some impressively difficult music, and of course some marches, marches, marches. Last season the band was able to increase both it’s membership and the audience and we are hoping to keep those gains and grow even more this year. The band scheduled a Christmas carol sing along event at Fountain Crest Retirement Residence and New Life Assembly of God and has the support of the Chamber of Commerce to promote the Arts of Lehigh Acres.

The band is always looking for enthusiastic musicians of all ages who enjoy getting together to create a combined sound that is music to our audience’s ears. This season we will be focusing on having more fun with our audiences and trying to grow our strong group of regular concert goers that support local music in our area.

Sooo . . . . if you play now, or have played in the past, a musical instrument at a high school, college level or above, and are looking for somewhere to express your talent in a fun, no stress environment with others like you, we invite you to come and check us out on Tuesdays at 7:00 P.M. Contact the President for rehearsal location.

Orrrr . . . . if you enjoy listening to a wide variety of concert music performed by local musicians who live in your neighborhood, we invite you to come and listen to one of our concerts and enjoy the feeling music can bring to your life.

Lynne Criss                                                                                                                                                                                       lynnejazznut@aol.com