Southwest Florida

Concert Band

About us

The Southwest Florida Concert Band is the areas newest community concert band and was established in August 2017. We are a registered 501(c)3 non profit organization and have a scholarship program to reward the hard work and dedication of our student members.


Our talented musicians come from all walks of life with a wide variety of backgrounds and ages  from  high school students to musicians in their 80's. Membership in the band is open to all amatuer and professional musicians who meet and maintain the minimum level of musical ability. The goal of our group is to provide an opportunity for our members to rehearse and play music in an accepting and encouraging environment and provide free (donations accepted) concerts to entertain the public while promoting the performance of live concert band music. The band's wide selection of music includes show tunes, music from the movies, dramatic overtures, popular vocal tunes, stirring marches, and  more.


Our founding conductor is John Monachan CD, SSM who has developed our band into one of the best sounding large musical groups in Southwest Florida. His concentration on the basic elements of music, and dynamic musical programming has resulted in very entertaining, and fun performances that can be listened to by going on Youtube and searching Southwest Florida Concert Band. There are also some on our recordings page on this site.


The band is dependent on donations from individuals, primarily at concerts, to raise money for ongoing expenses to keep this vibrant and exciting organization going. We have a donation scale to recognize our patrons and all contributions over $25 will qualify for a tax receipt. If you would like to support this very worthy cause of bringing live music to Southwest Florida through our musical perfromances we encourage you to make a donation. You can send a check to the Southwest Florida Concert Band, P.O. 1261 Box Fort Myers Florida. 33902. For information you could also contact our treasurer at

Contributions scales are:         Golden Baton           $1,000 or more

                                                  Maestro                        $500 +

                                                  Section Leader             $100 +

                                                  Soloist                            $50 +

                                                  Instrumentalist              $25 +