Stuart Community Concert Band performing “Good Times Of Our Lives”
Take a trip down memory lane. Get ready to sing, dance, clap your hands, and maybe tap your foot to the beat of the music as the Stuart Community Concert Band performs tunes from the “Good Times Of Our Lives,” a concert that will feature selections such as “Beguine Festival,” “Baby Elephant Walk,” “Instant Concert,” and many more.
The concert will be held at the Charles & Rae Kane Center, located at 900 S.E. Salerno Road south of Stuart, beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 12th, 2017. Other tunes you will likely hear include “Americans We,” “The Symphonic Gershwin,” “Toccata For Band,” favorite songs from “The Wizard of Oz,” “Armed Forces Salute,” and other selections.
“Good Times Of Our Lives”
pays homage to those special, memorable events in people’s lives that brought a smile to your face, touched your heart, made you happy. A walk on the sandy beach, a trip to the county fair, a family picnic, an old-fashioned dance, a song at a wedding, or just kicking back with a few great reruns of shows from yesteryear.
Admission tickets for “Good Times Of Our Lives” are $10.00 each ($8.00 for Kane Center members). For more information about concert tickets, or to purchase tickets, contact the Kane Center at 772-223-7800. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.kanecenter.org. Or you can get tickets at the door.
The Stuart Community Concert Band
is under the direction of Mr. Jim LeBon, who serves as the band director for Southport Middle School. The community band consists of dedicated volunteer musicians of all ages, ranging from high-school students to retired residents in their late eighties, who get together and play for the love of music.
Everyone is welcome! The band has members from all walks of life, ages, and professions who happily donate their time and talents to create quality music. Bonded by our love for music, we gather every week with our instruments to play, rehearse, and practice.
Rehearsals are on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at the North Stuart Baptist Church on U.S. 1, north of the Roosevelt Bridge. If you are interested in joining the band or just coming out to play, we’ll be happy to see you!
The Stuart Community Concert Band is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization. For more information about the group and ways to help support your local community band, you can visit their website at www.stuartcommunityconcertband.org. And please remember to support the Stuart Community Concert Band during the Great Give event on May 17, 2017. (Visit www.greatgiveflorida.org and call 1-844-giveday on May 17, 2017.)
In addition to playing concerts at the Kane Center, the Stuart Community Concert Band also performs for many community celebrations, holiday events, and other special occasions. The band recently performed at the Martin County Fair.
Following “Good Times Of Our Lives” will be another concert at the Kane Center. This will be entitled “Popular Music Through The Years.” It is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017. “Popular Music Through The Years” is just that. Think of an era… 1940 Big Bands, 1950 Hoagy Carmichael, 1960 Henry Mancini, Ray Charles, 1970 Earth, Wind and Fire, Journey. You get the idea. Whenever you were born, we’ve got music that was the best from that era.
This year the Stuart Community Concert Band will perform a special concert in honor of Independence Day. The band’s “July 4th Celebration” will take place beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 1st, 2017, at the Blake Library in Stuart. This Fourth of July performance for the community is free and open to the public.