2008 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"From Sea To Shining Sea"
8:00 PM Thursday, July 10th, 2008
Linda W. Taylor Conductors Jorge Garcia
Councilman Stephen Atchley, Announcing
Opening Ceremony
    Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Fanfare and Allegro ........................................................ Clifton Williams
Tancredi Overture ...................................................... Gioacchino Rossini
Simple Gifts ........................................................................ Frank Ticheli
      1. Dance
      2. Simple Gifts
Scenes From The Louvre ............................................ Norman Dello Joio
      1. The Portals
      2. Children's Gallery
      3. The Kings Of France
      4. The Nativity Paintings
      5. Finale
Hands Across The Sea ................................................. John Philip Sousa
-- Intermission --
Liberty Fanfare ................................................................. John Williams
What A Wonderful World ...................................................... Weiss/Thiele
      Alto Saxophone Solist: John Kibbler
La Boda de Luis Alonso ............................................. Geronimo Gimenez
Serenata ......................................................................... Leroy Anderson
Beau Ideal ................................................................... John Philip Sousa
America the Beautiful ............................................. arr. Carmen Dragon

Pomona Concert Band Founded in 1947 by G. Stanton Selby, the Pomona Concert Band has become an integral part of Pomona's musical scene.  Performing at civic events and seasonal concerts, the high point of the band's year is the series of Summer concerts in the G.Stanton Selby Band Shell in Ganesha Park.  All performances are free to the public.  The band has performed at Disneyland and regional band festivals as well as on tours of Europe and Japan.

Although comprised primarily of experienced adult musicians, outstanding players from the local high school bands are invited to join.  Members travel from over twenty nearby communities to participate in one of the outstanding community bands in Southern California.