Naples Concert Band Announces Annual Scholarship Recipients

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The Naples Concert Band ( recognized its student members and announced its annual scholarship recipients at its Sunday, March 1 Concert in the Park. Victoria Carmen, ABC-TV 7 Sports Anchor, served as this year’s celebrity guest presenter.
Since the scholarship program’s inception in 1984, the Naples Concert Band (NCB) has awarded $101,100 to 95 students, many of them winning multiple awards. Scholarship recipients are chosen by a committee and five requirements are considered, including participation; musical proficiency; grade point average, character, and integrity; school and community service; and seniority (number of years in the NCB).
The 2015 Naples Concert Band scholarship recipients are as follows:
• Alan Davis, Naples High School, Percussion
• Hannah Wiley, Gospel Baptist School, Flute
• Katie Kirstein, Marco Island Academy, Flute
• Emiliano Izquierdo, Palmetto Ridge High School, Percussion
• Luvan Gato, Golden Gate High School, Clarinet
• Caesar Maldonado, Golden Gate High School, Clarinet
• Ivan Gato, Florida Southwestern State College, Trombone

This Naples Concert Band performance was sponsored by Keith Hussey, MD Gastroenterologist.
The Naples Concert Band is a non-profit organization dedicated to entertaining the community with enriching Sunday concerts in the park. The Band’s 43rd season expands upon last season’s record breaking performances. The schedule includes eight regular concerts in the park featuring special guest performers and an exciting mix of new literature and old favorites that will satisfy all tastes. For more information, contact the NCB Hotline at 239.263.9521 or visit To audition for the Naples Concert Band, please contact Frank Burgeson, audition chair, at 239.598.2082.

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