THIS SEASON’S CONCERTS

HONORING HEROES PAST AND PRESENT

Saturday, October 28, 2023   3:00 PM  Citrus Springs Community Center
Sunday, October 29, 2023   3:00 PM  Seven Rivers Church

Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of musical tribute and patriotism at our October concert, where we celebrate the rich tapestry of American history and honor the heroes who have shaped our nation. Our repertoire spans different eras and themes, promising to take you on an extraordinary journey through time and emotions.

The concert will open with Ayatey Shabazz’s Heroes, a powerful composition that sets the tone for the program, paying homage to those who have shown exceptional courage and sacrifice.

We will then venture into the heart of American tradition with John Philip Sousa’s Fugue on Yankee Doodle, a rousing interpretation of a beloved patriotic tune, followed by Jerry Bilik’s American Civil War Fantasy, an evocative piece that captures the essence of a defining period in our history.

Journeying forward in time, we will delve into the World War I era with Jari Villanueva’s medley, taking us through the emotions and memories of this pivotal conflict. High Flight by Bruce Healey will elevate our spirits with its soaring melodies.

Larry Dean’s West Point Bicentennial March and Robert W. Smith’s Inchon will transport us through moments of triumph and valor, while Salute to Bob Hope by Warren Barker pays tribute to the legendary entertainer who brought joy to countless troops overseas.

Our repertoire also includes a modern twist with Mark Hendricks’ arrangement of We Gotta Get Out of This Place and a moment of reflection with William Schuman’s When Jesus Wept.

As the program draws to a close, we will evoke a profound sense of duty and honor with The Mansions of the Lord arranged by Ted Ricketts, followed by Bob Lowden’s stirring Armed Forces Medley—a tribute to the brave men and women who have served in the various branches of our military.

This concert promises to be an emotional and inspiring journey, celebrating the resilience, bravery, and unity that define the American spirit. Join us in honoring our nation’s history and the heroes who have shaped it through the universal language of music.

VETERANS MEMORIAL SERVICE

Saturday, November 11, 2023 following the Veterans Day Parade
Old Courthouse Grounds, Inverness

A HOLIDAY SMORGASBORD

Saturday, December 9, 2023   3:00 PM   Citrus Springs Community Center
Sunday, December 10, 2023   3:00 PM  Citrus County Auditorium

Come for an enchanting afternoon of musical merriment as we present a captivating program designed to transport you into the heart of the holiday spirit. Our talented musicians, under the skilled direction of Kathy Thompson, have curated a delightful repertoire that promises to make this concert an unforgettable experience.

Prepare to be mesmerized by the soulful voice of our featured performer, Drema Leonard-Alan. With her captivating presence, she will take center stage to enchant us with a rendition of Irving Berlin’s timeless classic, White Christmas. Drema’s vocal artistry will add a touch of magic to this iconic holiday melody, promising to be a highlight of the concert.

Program highlights include:

Christmas Intrada – Alfred Reed: Immerse yourself in the grandeur of this festive overture, as Alfred Reed’s composition sets the stage for a musical journey filled with joy and celebration.

Celtic Carol – Robert W. Smith: Experience the tranquil beauty of a winter landscape through the delicate harmonies of Robert W. Smith’s “Celtic Carol,” where the concert band weaves a tapestry of sound that captures the essence of the season.

On Christmas Day – Robert Longfield: Let the heartwarming melodies of Robert Longfield’s composition transport you to a world of nostalgic reflection and holiday cheer.

Festival Español – Gene Milford: Be swept away by the vibrant and rhythmic energy of Gene Milford’s “Festival Español,” a musical celebration that infuses the holiday spirit with a touch of Spanish flair.

The 12 Days of Christmas – Julie Giroux: Revel in the playful and imaginative interpretation of the classic holiday tune as the concert band embarks on a spirited journey through the twelve days of Christmas.

A Fireside Christmas – Sammy Nestico: Sammy Nestico’s composition will evoke the warmth and coziness of a fireside gathering, creating an intimate atmosphere that resonates with the true meaning of the season.

Symphonic Prelude on Adeste Fidelis – Claude T. Smith: Immerse yourself in the rich harmonies of Claude T. Smith’s symphonic prelude, a majestic interpretation of the timeless Christmas hymn “Adeste Fidelis.”

The concert will conclude with a spectacular grand finale featuring Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano, arranged by Tom Wallace, and the classic Auld Lang Syne arranged by Robert Longfield, bringing the audience together for a heartwarming conclusion to a evening filled with musical enchantment.

Don’t miss this chance to celebrate the magic of the season with the Nature Coast Community Band. Bring your loved ones and immerse yourself in the joyous melodies that will make this concert a cherished holiday memory for years to come!

A CELTIC CELEBRATION

Saturday, March 2, 2024   3 p.m.  Citrus Springs Community Center
Sunday, March 3, 2024   3 p.m.   Seven Rivers Church

Experience the enchantment of a Celtic-inspired concert band program that takes you on a musical journey through the rich traditions of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Immerse yourself in the melodies and rhythms of the Emerald Isles with a captivating repertoire that showcases the beauty and energy of Celtic music. Here’s a glimpse of the program:

Kirkpatrick Fanfare – Andrew Boysen Jr.: The concert begins with a triumphant fanfare that sets the stage for an evening of spirited Celtic tunes.

Perthshire Majesty – Samuel R. Hazo: Transport yourself to the majestic landscapes of Perthshire, Scotland, as the band performs this piece that captures the grandeur and beauty of the region.

Aisling Gaelach – William G. Harbinson: Embark on a musical dream with “Aisling Gaelach,” a composition that weaves together elements of Irish folklore and imagination.

The Lord of the Dance – Ronan Hardiman, arr. Richard Saucedo: Get ready to tap your feet and move to the infectious rhythms of “The Lord of the Dance,” arranged for concert band by Richard Saucedo.

Welsh Ayres and Dances – Robert Sheldon: Experience the charm and grace of Welsh music through a collection of Ayres and Dances that celebrate the musical heritage of Wales.

My Irish Hart – Gary P. Gilroy: Gary P. Gilroy’s “My Irish Hart” takes you on an emotional journey, capturing the essence of Irish sentiment and passion.

The Last Rose of Summer – Leroy Anderson: Leroy Anderson’s timeless composition pays homage to the beauty of a solitary rose, evoking the bittersweet emotions associated with the changing seasons.

The Rose, Shamrock and Thistle – John Philip Sousa: John Philip Sousa, known for his iconic marches, offers a patriotic salute to the Celtic nations with “The Rose, Shamrock and Thistle.”

Three Celtic Dances – Brian Balmages: Let the lively and rhythmic Celtic dances by Brian Balmages lift your spirits and transport you to a joyful celebration.

The Rakes of Mallow – Leroy Anderson: Leroy Anderson returns with “The Rakes of Mallow,” a spirited and lively piece that adds a touch of Irish exuberance to the program.

Fantasy on a Gaelic Hymnsong – David Holsinger: The concert concludes with a captivating fantasy that combines the sacred and folk elements of Gaelic music, leaving the audience with a sense of awe and wonder.

Join us for an afternoon of Celtic magic as NCCB brings these vibrant and evocative compositions to life, celebrating the timeless allure of Celtic musical traditions!

THE WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT

Prepare to be dazzled as we invite you on a spectacular journey through “The World of Entertainment” at our Spring concert. From the iconic themes of film and television to the timeless melodies of Broadway and beyond, our repertoire promises to captivate audiences of all ages.

Star Trek – Experience the adventurous spirit of space exploration with this medley featuring themes from the legendary Star Trek franchise by Michael Giacchino, Alexander Courage, and Gene Roddenberry, arranged by Jay Bocook.

Mancini – Immerse yourself in the lush melodies of Henry Mancini, the maestro of cinematic music, with this captivating arrangement by Stephen Bulla.

Disney at the Oscars – Relive the magic of Disney’s most beloved songs as they enchant the Oscars stage in this enchanting medley arranged by John Moss.

Blue Moon – Lose yourself in the romantic nostalgia of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart’s classic ballad, beautifully arranged by Warren Barker.

Opening Night on Broadway – Feel the excitement and anticipation of Broadway’s opening night with this dynamic arrangement by Michael Brown, featuring highlights from beloved musicals.

Bond…….James Bond – Step into the world of espionage and intrigue with this thrilling medley of James Bond themes, arranged by Stephen Bulla.

Super Mario Brothers – Journey into the Mushroom Kingdom with the iconic theme from the beloved video game series, arranged by Akashi Hoshide.

The Devil Went Down to Georgia – Hold onto your hats for this electrifying performance of the classic country-rock anthem, arranged by Michael Brown.

John Williams: Fantasy of Flight – Soar to new heights with this exhilarating tribute to the legendary composer John Williams, arranged by Robert W. Smith.

Animation (Episode 1: WABBIT!) – Embark on a whimsical adventure with this playful and imaginative piece by Randall D. Standridge.

Join us for an unforgettable afternoon as we celebrate the magic and wonder of music from across the realms of film, television, Broadway, and beyond. Get ready to be transported to new worlds and experience the thrill of a spectacular journey through “The World of Entertainment”!