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Program and After-Program Lunch

  • February 13, 2024
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Collin College Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center 9700 Wade Blvd, Frisco, TX 75035

Join us for our February Program  

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

9:30 AM – Check-in, Socializing

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM – Program Meeting

Collin College Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center

9700 Wade Blvd, Frisco, Tx 75035

Come Croon with Me


Brad Ackland

Jazz Vocalist and Classic American Crooner

Brad Ackland grew up on a wheat and sheep farm in Western Australia. As a boy he listened to Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. Over the years his influences have grown to include Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Perry Como, Andy Williams, and Michael Bublé. He performs a wide array of songs from the American Songbook.

Although he learned musical instruments from a young age, including piano, clarinet and cello, he did not initially pursue a musical career. Instead Brad joined the military, first as a soldier, before becoming a commissioned officer. Throughout this Brad always kept alive his love for jazz music and standards by performing on the side at various postings.

After his service in the Australian military, Brad met his wife and moved to America. Living in Massachusetts, Brad would spend each of his Sundays performing for free at various nursing homes around town. In 2014 he started performing professionally and has not looked back.

Whether performing at a gala ball, an elegant wedding, or a 50th anniversary party, Brad brings a touch of class to any event. His polished appearance, great voice, and easy going charm is the winning trifecta of this Classic American Crooner…although he is not American!

Come join us as Brad Ackland performs A Galentine’s Day Celebration filled with beautiful love songs that we can “croon” to.


February 13, 2024

Come enjoy lunch and visiting with NFGP friends at our

After-Program Lunch at noon.


Cantina Laredo’s cuisine reflects that of Mexico City and adds a modern touch.  Extensive menu with many options. 


Directions: 1125 Legacy Dr. #102, Frisco 75034                    NW corner Legacy Dr.  and Hwy 121

RSVP by Friday, February 9, with your name and the name(s) of your guest(s) to our NFGP After-Program Lunch coordinator at  Cost of the lunch is paid by the individual.  Thank you!

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