Music from the Bandstand
The Flower Show will open with the Coronado High School JROTC color guard posting the colors. Erica Trevino, an administrative clerk with the Coronado Police Department will sing the Star Spangled Banner.
FOUR musical groups will perform at this year’s Coronado Flower Show.
Coronado’s Big Band will play at 1 p.m. The band was formed in 1997 as a local big band originally intended to give Coronado high school students a jazz band to play in that was unavailable at the school level. With 16 musicians playing trumpets, trombones, saxophone, piano, base and drums, the band’s repertoire includes charts written, performed and/or recorded by Gordon Goodwin, Doc Severinsen & the Tonight Show Band, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Steve Lawrence, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Charlie Parker, Buddy Rich, Lennie Neihaus, Tommy Newsom and many more.
The Craig Stephenson Guitar Duo will play at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 in the gazebo at the Coronado Flower Show. The duo performs Brazilian, classical, and jazz. Additional style options include Italian with mandolin and Hawaiian with ukulele.
On Sunday, April 9, the Coronado Concert Band, with 45 members, also formed in 1997 (the Coronado Concert Band is an affiliate band), plays marches and show tunes from Broadway and the movies. The concert band will open the show at 10 a.m. with the Crown Island Jazz Band, a local Dixieland band, playing at noon and the Craig Stephenson Guitar Duo returning to the stage at 2 pm.