Presidents Welcome

Welcome to the 2019

Coronado Promenade Concert Season

Welcome and thank you for joining us as we celebrate a beloved 49 year tradition! Family and friends come together for fun, laughter and dancing! This year brings nine bands performing for the first time, two returning from 2018 and five bands making an encore performance. The singing of the National Anthem by a guest volunteer is now in its 4th year and a crowd favorite. Finally, for safety and to ease traffic congestion, the designated drop off zones on the corners of Sixth and Seventh Streets at C Avenue and Orange Avenue will continue as well. We are grateful for the support from Mayor Richard Bailey, the City Council, City Manager Blair King, Police Chief Charles Kaye, Fire Chief Jim Lydon and Director of Public Services Cliff Maurer for their continued support and the 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.

The following individuals, community civic groups and local businesses are responsible for raising a majority of the funds by sponsoring a concert! Please join us in extending sincere   heartfelt thank you’s to Steve Pittendrigh and Karen Greenberg, California American Water, Kory Kavanewsky at CMG Mortgage, Coronado Chamber of Commerce, Linda & Rich Hascup, Dr. Howard Dixon of Coronado Pediatric Dentistry, Willis Allen Real Estate, Bungalow 56, Nicolls Design Build, Madhu Arora, CalPrivate Bank, Coronado Real Estate Association, Rotary Club of Coronado, Swinerton Renewable Energy, Dr. Electric, Coronado Woman’s Club, Coronado Junior Woman’s Club, The Auen Foundation, Peter & Ginny Jensen, Jon & Janie Pollock, Clarice & Bill Perkins, Carole McVaney, Megan Mouton, Jen & Joe Cunningham, Kristee & Mark Gilbert, Crown City Magazine and Dave Sweeney.

A very special thank you goes to the Red Bucket Brigade, members of the Coronado National Honor Society and other students volunteering their time to collect your donations during the concerts. Their goal every summer is to collect $25,000. Please know, we DO NOT receive any operating funds from the city of Coronado. When you see those red buckets coming near you, won’t you show your appreciation for the value of this priceless experience and think about giving just $1 for each person in your party?

Coronado Promenade Concerts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donations to Coronado Promenade Concerts are deductible to the full extent of the law.You can donate by check, online at www.coronadoconcert.com , cash or new this year, using Venmo at @Coronado-concerts.

Finally, a very special THANK YOU to our all-volunteer Board of Directors for their commitment and dedication to “Keeping the Music Alive” for our community’s enjoyment.Thank you to Vice President Maggie Hannegan, Treasurer Rebecca Denton, Secretary Gloria Tierney, Legal Counsel Carrie Downey, President Emeritus Floyd Ross, Past President Bill Gise, Talent Co-Chairs-Marilyn Rees and Ray Gosselin, Volunteer Chair-George Morgan, Program and Website Chair-Karen Greenberg, Rodney Lobato and Ken Canete. A very special Thank You to Valerie and Steve Schutte of The Design Depot, Derry Cowley Bowman, Cheri Aegerter, Deb Ryan, Mitch Mitchell, John Volk & crew of J&S Sound and Daniel Shaughnessy for all your work on this program and the concerts.

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

Now Let’s Dance!

Sincerely,
Cathy Brown
President