The Naples Concert Band, a non-profit organization dedicated to entertaining the community with life-enriching musical performances in Cambier Park, will hold its final concert in the park of its 50th anniversary season this Sunday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. in Cambier Park.
Led by Music Director/Bandleader Harris Lanzel, Craig Greusel will perform selections from Man from La Mancha and Take him home. Saxophonist Stephen Parker will present Ave Maria and Brazileira.Apollo: Myth and Legend will be led by Dr. Timothy Yontz. Gift of Hope, Gypsy Highlights, and Hi from Tennessee will end in the afternoon.
Craig Greusel is a music scholar, currently teaching for the Collier County Public School System. Additionally, he is Director of Music at Marco Lutheran Church. Greusel has performed several roles in community theater productions, including the recent Marco’s Singing Broadway. He was the featured soloist of the Marco Island Easter Sunrise Service.
Stephen Parker, proud son of Naples, was drum major of the Naples High School Band and graduated from the renowned Interlochen Arts Academy. As an orchestra member for national Broadway tours and famous solo acts around the state of Florida, Parker has shared the stage with many legendary musical stars such as Renee Fleming, Bernadette Peters, Idina Menzel, Aretha Franklin, Hugh Jackman, Rita Moreno, Johnny Mathis and the Temptations.
Dr. Timothy Yontz is Director of Orchestras and Head of Instrumental Studies at the Bower School of Music and the Arts. Dr. Yontz has served as Professor of Music Education and Symphony Conductor at Wheaton College, Associate Director of Bands at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and Director of Bands and Fine Arts Coordinator in Wisconsin Public Schools and from Indiana.
Now in its 50th season, the Naples Concert Band has over 90 musicians. In 1983, the group established the Kenneth P. Wolfe Memorial Scholarship Program. And awarded more than $115,900 in scholarships.
Admission to all Naples Concert Band performances at Cambier Park is free, donations are appreciated. For more information on the Naples Concert Band, please call the NCB hotline at 239.263.9521 or visit www.NaplesConcertBand.org.