We love to delight SWFL audiences with our admission-free concerts at Cambier Park in Naples and Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. Donations collected during intermission help to offset performance costs, but are mainly invested into our Annual High School Music Education Program fund which helps to support music education in local schools.
OUR MISSION IS TWO-FOLD
We are passionate about performing expertly prepared live music that is not only pleasing to the ear, but also fulfills a dual mission:
To promote, preserve, and perform American big band music
To financially support music education in area schools
Music sure has changed though time, hasn't it? Today's youth are bombarded with electronically-produced entertainment and overly-synthesized music. Sure, digital music has its place (and some of it even sounds pretty amazing), but wouldn't it be a crying shame to see live music in its purest form, with all of its beautiful imperfections, fizzle away as older generations of musicians age and depart?
Our hope is to reach the young musicians in our area and inspire them to be the best they can be. And maybe, in the process, they might actually hear how cool our "retro music" really is and join us on stage one day to keep big band music alive forever.
PARTNER WITH US
We invite you to participate in the mission by attending concerts and, if you are able, by supporting us through your donations and personal or company sponsorship.
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 FreshFromFlorida.com/Consumer-Resources/Charities or calling toll free 1-800-435-7352 within the state of Florida. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.