We are passionate about performing expertly-prepared live music that is not only pleasing to the ear, but also fulfills a dual mission:

1. To promote, preserve, and perform American big band music and
2. To financially support music education in area schools.

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Believe it or Not, Free Concerts Costs Money.

We love to delight SWFL audiences with our admission-free concerts at Cambier Park in Naples and Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. 

But as ironic as it might sound, admission-free concerts are not expense-free. Behind the scenes, there are a number of ongoing costs associated with producing admission-free shows. The main expenses are listed below.

  • Advertising/Public Relations Management
  • Fee to City for Use of Park and Band Shell
  • Sound Engineering​
  • Website Hosting and Maintenance
  • Cost of Printed Collateral (Brochures, Concert Programs and such)
  • Rental Cost of Rehearsal Facility
  • Storage Facility Rental for Music Library and Supplies
  • General Administrative Costs​

How Much Money?

Each performance costs us an average of approximately $1,500. Without the assistance of sponsorship dollars, we are reliant to pay expenses out of the donations we collect during each concert’s intermission. Depending on the audience size of each concert, sometimes there just isn’t much left over to put into our Annual High School Music Education Program fund once concert fees are paid.

However, with the help of personal and business sponsorships, we can pay our expenses and still have plenty to invest in our Annual High School Music Education Program fund where all non-expense dollars remain until each annual recipient is announced.

Every spring, once all seasonal band expenses have been paid in full, we determine just how big of a check we can write to the designated area high school. Our goal is to get to the point where we are not worried about expenses because of generous donors and sponsors. 

If you can help support the mission, please make a secure online donation, or download the form below. Thank you!!

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Did you know you can dedicate a concert in the name of a loved one or your business? Download the Sponsorship/Donation Form for Details. (pdf)