Celebrating 42 years, the Naples Concert Band is bringing some jazz, swing and American big band sounds to Cambier Park’s Bandshell on December 1 at 2 p.m. The third installment of NCB’s 2013-2014 season, the bandshell will come alive with swinging tunes to ring-in the season with a full repertoire of holiday classics.
Among some of the holiday standards, including “Silent Night,” “White Christmas,” “A Chanukah Celebration” and “Rejoice,” a few festive songs will be thrown into the mix. Special guests, The Bay Singers, Nancy Wiley and Jenny Bintliff will add a vocal edge to the big band direction, while a few songs will even ask for a little audience participation to shore-up the chorus.
- Guests are encouraged to arrive early with lawn chairs and blankets for seating.
- Admission is free, with donations appreciated.
- For more information, call 239-263-9521 or visit naplesconcertband.org.
The Concert Lineup is as Follows:
- “Star Spangled Banner” by Frances Scott Key | arr. by William Pruyn
- “For Starters” by Gene Davis
- “Festive Fanfare for the Holidays” by James Curnow
- “Overture to Miracle on 34th Street” by Brachton | arr. by Vision and Christopher
- “Festival Espanol: Fantasia of Spanish Carols” by Gene Milford
- “A Chanukah Celebration” by David Bobrowitz
- “Merry Christmas Darling” by Richard Carpenter | arr. by Chris McDonald | Vocalist: Nancy Wiley
- “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin | arr. by John Moss | Vocalists: Nancy Wiley and Jenny Bintliff
- “A Gospel Christmas” arr. by Stephen Bulla
- “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson
- “Christmas in Europe” arr. by Timothy Johnson
- “In The Christmas Mood” by John Wasson
- “Rejoice – A Festive Carol Celebration” by Douglas Wagner | Vocal Ensemble: The Bay Singers under the direction of Bruce Galbraith
- “The Christmas Song” by Mel Torme| arr. by Audrey Snyder and John Higgins | Vocal Ensemble: The Bay Singers
- “Silent Night” arr. by David Shaffer | Vocal Ensemble: The Bay Singers and Audience Participation
- “Unannounced Encore – A Christmas Festival for Band” by Leroy Anderson | Vocal Ensemble: The Bay Singers and Audience Participation