President’s Welcome

Welcome to the 54th
Coronado Promenade Concert Season

Cathy Brown - 2024 CPC President

Welcome and thank you for joining us as we commemorate our beloved tradition where family and friends come together for fun, laughter and dancing!

2024 is all about our mission to Make Music Matter!  The Coronado Concert Band, 4 local Coronado bands and the Marines are all back.  There are five new bands including Friends of Buffett!  Returning is the 14 piece big band, Big Time Operator, swing the night away with Dream Boats and add some Motown funk with Detroit Underground.  Fan favorite ABBAFab returns and direct from Nashville, SixWire.  Look for dance lessons on June 2 and June 23 before each concert.

In our continuing collaboration with the Coronado School of Arts, (CoSA), we will continue to showcase student performances before 5 concerts. We are exceptionally proud to be able to present 2 scholarships to graduating seniors continuing their path in music.  The amount of the scholarships differ each year as they are based on the interest earned throughout the year.

We are grateful for the support from Mayor Richard Bailey, the City Council, City Manager Tina Friend, Interim Police Chief Richard Martinez, Fire Chief Jayson Summers, Public Services & Engineering Director Leon Firsht, Kelly Purvis and Kelli Maples. We rely on the continued in-kind donation the city provides through the availability of Public Services & Safety personnel needed to keep Spreckels Park clean, safe and orderly. We couldn’t do it without them!  A big shout out to Holland’s Bicycles and its staff who donate the bike locks raffled off every Sunday. So appreciate you!

Please join us in extending a sincere and heartfelt thank you to our Concert Sponsors: The Auen Foundation, Arlene Inch, City of Coronado, California American Water, The Coronado Times, SHARP Coronado Hospital, CalPrivate Bank, Coronado Chamber of Commerce, The Lions Club, Stefanie Kammerman, The Stock Whisperer, Steve Pittendrigh & Karen Greenberg, Kory Kavanewsky of CMG Mortgage, Del Coronado Realty, Salvador Foundation, Linda & Rich Hascup, The O’Briens at PorchLight Realty, Coronado Real Estate Association, Diane Jolley & Bill Subang, Bruce Ash & The Tucson Zonies, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Deb and Pat Starke, Brigantine Family of Restaurants, Rotary Club of Coronado, John Duncan & Family, Coronado Woman’s Club and Coronado Junior Woman’s Club.

Please know, we DO NOT receive any operating funds from the City of Coronado. A very special thank you to the Red Bucket Brigade made up of students from the National Honor Society, Junior Optimist and Octagon Clubs and members of CoSA.  When you see those red buckets coming near you, please show your appreciation for the value of this priceless experience and think about giving just $1 or more for each person in your party.

A very special Thank You to my volunteer Board of Directors: Vice President/Secretary Mark O’Brien, Treasurer Ken Canete, Talent Chair Marilyn Rees, Program and Website Chair Karen Greenberg, Directors George Morgan, Bill Gise, Myles Huck, Rodney Lobato and Maggie Hannegan, Tyler Mathews, Legal Counsel Carrie Downey and President Emeritus Floyd Ross.  Also thank you to Valerie & Steve Schutte of The Design Depot, Operations Manager Derry Cowley Bowman, Cheri Aegerter, Suzanne Piper, Dennis Mills, Mary Ann Carroll, Deb Ryan, Tina Dalmau, Tyler Stolnack, Phil Gerardi and John Volk of Production Headquarters and his crew for all your fabulous sound work and dedication!

Lastly, a huge THANK YOU to all our concert program advertisers, many who are your neighbors and business owners right here in Coronado.  Please make a special effort to support our local businesses!  Sit back, laugh and enjoy the show.

In gratitude for all your support!
Cathy Brown


We are a 501(c) (3) non-profit. Donations are deductible to the full extent of the law. Donate by check, cash, online at or Venmo @coronado-concerts.

Donate by check, online at, cash  or Venmo @coronado-concerts. We are a 501(c) (3) non-profit. Donations are deductible to the full extent of the law.