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The Nature Coast Community Band (NCCB) is pleased to announce the upcoming concerts, “Give My Regards to Broadway,” on May 7 and 8.

The program is a tribute to the pioneers of Broadway music, and will feature selections from musicals by Gershwin, Porter, Berlin and Cohan. Be ready to tap your toes and sing along to some great classics!

The concert on Saturday, May 7, will begin at 3 p.m. at the Citrus Springs Community Center, 1570 W Citrus Springs Blvd., and the concert on Sunday, May 8, will begin at 3 p.m. at Seven Rivers Church, 4221 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Lecanto.

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Fans will recognize multiple pieces from the “Roaring ’20s” composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics from Ira Gershwin including “Strike Up the Band” and “Embraceable You.”

The composition “Cole Porter Classics,” arranged by Douglas E. Warren, includes excerpts from his timeless classics “Begin the Beguine,” “Love for Sale” and “Anything Goes.”

Another great medley, “Irving Berlin Showstoppers,” arranged by John Higgins, includes the hit melodies “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” “Cheek To Cheek,” “Shaking The Blues Away,” “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business.”

Along with many other great early Broadway tunes, NCCB will be also be awarding the annual Cynthia L. Hazzard scholarships to current outstanding high school and college band members who are planning to continue higher education next year.

All NCCB concerts are free to the public; however, donations are greatly appreciated. The band relies solely on the generosity of the Nature Coast community to cover the numerous costs of providing free, high-quality symphonic music for our local audiences.

Information about becoming a Friend of NCCB through donations can be found on our website: naturecoastcommunityband.com. Donation forms can also be found on the back of our concert programs.

Susan Mahoney is volunteer publicity/public relations director for the Nature Coast Community Band.

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