About Manatee Community Concert Band Presents Music - The Language of Love
Bring your Valentine to the Manatee Concert Band concert as we perform musical selections that will pull at your heart strings. Each selection is designed for all those celebrating Valentine’s Day.
The Manatee Community Concert Band performs a wide variety of music, from standard marches, Broadway and Movie hits, timeless swing classics, pop, classical and much more. Our goal has always been to provide the community a venue in which to perform as well as the opportunity to entertain our community with great musical selections. Members of this band come from all walks of life—collectively embracing over 2,100 years of musical experience. The expertise levels vary from members who have played in high school or college and now enjoy playing as a hobby since their retirement, to many who have been professional musicians for over 40 years, including some that have composed and arranged instrumental and choral music, and some that have directed their own bands.
Our members appreciate the experience received by participating in the weekly, fast-paced and demanding rehearsals; others enjoy the anti-aging effects of keeping their mind sharp through the continued practice of a life-long discipline. However, the common denominator is the love of music and the joy that only performing music for an audience can bring.
The Manatee Community Concert Band is known for its dedication to excellence, whether playing for the local community or performing for community events. The band relies on donations from generous individuals and corporations who love music. Through your support we are able to introduce people of all ages to live concert music, providing musical experiences and playing opportunities for all ages. Through the power of music, we impact thousands of lives annually. We invite you to become involved in the Manatee Community Concert Band and join us in transforming our community and setting the stage for the present and future.
SCF Neel Performing Arts Center
Since 1966, the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center has served as a cultural center for Manatee and Sarasota counties hosting both College and community-sponsored events. The main performance hall remodeled in 1999 features a 65 x 40 foot stage, seating for 830 patrons, as well as wheelchair accessible seating and restrooms. The magnificent Elizabeth M. Eaton Memorial Pipe Organ, a 50-rank, 3-manual instrument built by master craftsman Charles McManis, was rededicated in October 2000.