2006 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"Celebrating PUSD Music"
8:00 PM Thursday, July 13th, 2006
Linda W. Taylor Conductors Jorge Garcia
Opening Ceremony
Conducted by Anthony Bonner, Garey HS
Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral...................................Richard Wagner
Valdres...........................................................................Johannes Hansen
Holiday for Trombones.............................................................David Rose
Featuring the Trombone Section
Armed Forces, The Pride of America..............................Clark/arr.Gilpin
The Voice of the Guns........................................................Kenneth Alford
-- Intermission --
Whitewater Festival............................................................David Schaffer
Amparita Roca....................................................................Jaime Texidor
Canticle: All Creatures of Our God & King......................Claude T. Smith
Selection from "ET"............................................................John Williams
Power & Glory ..............................................................John Philip Sousa
"March of the Mitten Men"
America the Beautiful ............................................. arr. Carmen Dragon

Jorge Garcia Jorge Garcia, PCB Assistant Conductor, has been involved in music education since 1969.  He has taught music on all levels from kindergarten to college.  He has conducted several honor groups including the Memorial Orchestra for President Chiang Kai-shek, the Sino-American Honor Band, and the Taiwan Youth Symphony Orchestra.  He has toured Europe playing tuba with the School Band of America and won solo competitions in both California and Heidelberg, Germany.  He is President-Emeritus and founder of the American Drum Line Association, a member of the American Guild of Handbell Ringers, and the National Consortium of Life Long Learning.  A noted lecturer and presenter on "Motivation in the Classroom" and "Hymnody in the 21st century Church," he has given presentations in several different countries and will be a speaker at the International Handbell Symposium in Brisbane, Australia, in the Summer of 2006.  He joined the PCB in 2005.