FORT MYERS, FL (February 17, 2010) – Shell Point Retirement Community’s eighth annual Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series of 2009/2010 presents The River City Brass Band on Monday, March 1, at 7:30pm announced Dawn Boren, director of resident life for Shell Point Retirement Community.
“We are very happy to welcome the River City Brass Band to Shell Point Retirement Community,” said Boren. “The audiences seem to really enjoy the brass band performances that we offer in our various concert series programs, and I know that all who attend this concert will thoroughly enjoy it.”
Founded in 1981 by the late Robert Bernat, (conductor and music director 1981-1994) the River City Brass Band was the first professional concert band to be established in the United States in over 25 years. From California to New York, and everywhere in between, River City Brass Band has delighted audiences with its signature style. Every performance features the witty and insightful commentary of Conductor Denis Colwell, superb soloists, and some lighthearted fun! Often called the “Boston Pops — In Brass,” the band’s extensive repertoire includes American tunes, Big Band swing and jazz, music from Broadway and Hollywood, classical and contemporary masterworks, and — of course — traditional marches.
River City Brass Band receives praise from audiences and critics alike: “It’s not a reach to say that this may be the most fun with music you’re going to have all year,” touts the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. And, most tellingly, “River City Brass Band puts the fun back into music,” explains The Tribune Review of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Tickets for this concert are $35 each, and to purchase tickets or receive additional information about the concert series, please call (239) 454-2067 for payment information on individual or group packages.
Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC, and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.