Naples Big Band (formerly known as the Music Makers Show Band) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization supporting music education in our local schools; we welcome your donations. Contact us about sponsoring a concert in your name or the name of your business!

Donations collected during intermission are used to offset the cost of stage rental and other band expenses, but are mainly invested into our Annual High School Music Education Program fund. The more we collect, the more we can give!


The Naples Big Band is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization with a dual mission:

To promote, preserve, and perform American big band music

To financially support music education in area schools

Without committed sponsors, our mission will fail. Can you participate?



The Naples Big Band is comprised of 19 professional musicians under the skillful musical direction of  James (Jim) Castaldi, seasoned trumpet and flugelhorn player.

In addition to admission-free concerts for the public, the band is also available to hire for private parties, fundraisers, festivals and special events of all types.

For booking information, please contact Amy Bright, vocalist and marketing manager, at 239-777-0416 or simply complete our handy online contact form.

The Naples Big Band performs concerts in Naples and Bonita Springs that are open to the public with no admission charge — just grab a folding chair and your cooler. All are welcome!

Please click for current schedule.

The Naples Big Band is registered as an Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit organization; any donations to our band may be claimed as an income tax deduction. A copy of the official registration (License/Registration Number 52256) and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by visiting or calling toll free 1-800-435-7352 within the state of Florida. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.