Newsletter March 1 - 7, 2013
NAPLES — Join the Naples Concert Band as it presents a Concert in the Park on Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cambier Park Bandshell.
Under the direction of Harris Lanzel, the 80-member Naples Concert Band will offer a powerhouse of guest performers including trumpeters David Dash and Mary Bowden from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, and celebrated vocalists Amy Bright and Craig Greusel.
Dash and Bowden will perform the 26-minute "Carmen Fantasia for Two Solo Trumpets and Wind Ensemble," arranged by Donald Hunsberger. Bright will sing "I Dreamed A Dream," from "Les Miserables," and join Greusel in a rollicking rendition of "Selections from Chicago," arranged by Ted Ricketts. Local conductor and composer, Robert Newell, will also conduct his award-winning composition "Life Aloft." The classical piece "Allegro Barbaro," by Bela Bartok, "Pixar Movie Magic," arranged by Michael Brown, and several outstanding marches will round out the afternoon’s program.
Guests are encouraged to arrive early with lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Admission is free, with donations appreciated. Donations received at each concert help to defray operating expenses and are applied to The Band’s Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships each year to deserving student members of the band.
For more information, contact the NCB Hotline at 239.263.9521 or visit www.NaplesConcertBand.org. To audition for the Naples Concert Band, please contact Frank Burgeson, audition chair, at 239.598.2082.
A 90-minute afternoon or sunset sightseeing cruise (a $35 value).
Often chartered for luxurious excursions and exclusive waterfront events, this lavish ship is perfect for any aspiring sailor looking to gain their sea legs. Your ride comes complete with a dining room, two full-service bars, and a top-of-the-line sound system to ensure that you don't miss a minute of the tour guide highlighting SWFL's exquisite coastline.
Hop aboard this 105-foot yacht on Port O Call Way any day of the week, and you'll discover a cruise that's made for your next post-work return to the water.
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Aboard vintage trolleys, guides relay facts and stories while cruising by landmarks; guests can hop on and off at their leisure to explore.
Like smashing a snow globe against your forehead, tours can open up a fascinating new world right before your eyes. Go beyond the surface with this Groupon.
($25 Value) for a Two-Hour Trolley Tour of Naples
Patrons hop onto vintage-style trolleys for a narrated tour of Naples’s sights and scenery. Guides keep things lively with jokes and interesting facts while the tour covers a two-hour loop. Patrons get on and off wherever they'd like to get a closer look at their favorite sights before flagging down the next trolley at any of the 23 stops on the route.
The doors of a vintage-inspired trolley fold open, inviting guests to recline in one of the padded seats for a windows-eye view of Naples.
During a two-hour sightseeing tour that skirts along the coast, the driver contributes to mental history books with interesting facts, anecdotes, and humorous stories, bringing to life the one hundred points of interest on the tour’s route.
Hop-on, hop-off access lets guests jump off as many times as they'd like at any of the 23 stops if a site strikes their fancy or if a fire hydrant starts spraying ice cream.
Patrons can then reboard when a trolley returns one hour later. The trolleys are also available for charter services, wedding parties, or office outings that want to get a look at Naples's most attractive highlights and ugliest construction zones.
Aboard the double-decker Double Sunshine, a sightseeing guide points out dolphins, manatees, and birds as they frolic in the waves and swim up to the coastline’s luxury homes to solicit tips. Sightseeing cruises depart daily every two hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m.
The father-and-son duo, Captains Lance and Harry Julian, founded Pure Naples in 2009 to introduce landlubbers to the pristine waterways that surround Naples.
No strangers to the waters, the Julians draw on five generations of maritime business and 25 years of maritime tourism experience to make their tours as fun and informative as possible. Together they introduce tourists to picturesque views of dolphins, bald eagles, and nature’s cutest cow, the manatee, with cruises, or facilitate individual exploring with Jet Ski and boat rentals.
They even take their boats out on regular deep-sea or bay fishing trips, or private charters for the serious angler.