2012 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"There Will Always Be An England"
Concert Sponsored by The Pomona Host Lions Club
8:00 PM Thursday, July 12th, 2012
Linda W. Taylor, Conductor
Mr. Edmund Fry, Announcing
Opening Ceremony
    Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Glorious Victory March ................................................ Walter M. Kendall
Nimrod ............................................................................... Edward Elgar
First Suite in Eb .................................................................... Gustuv Holst
      1. Chaconne
      2. Intermezzo
      2. March
Welsh Rhapsody ............................................................. Clare Grundman
Guest Conductor: James Lytthans
The Irish Brigade ............................................................. Collette Hausey
-- Intermission --
Toccata Marziale ............................................... Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Two Imps .................................................................... Kenneth Alford
Xylophone Soloists: Jorge & Taylor Garcia
Yorkshire Ballad ................................................................. James Barnes
Softly As I Leave You ........................................... A. Divita/arr. Catherall
Euphonium Soloists: Norm Taylor & Tom Hill
Cavalry of the Clouds ........................................................ Kenneth Alford
America the Beautiful .............................................. arr. Carmen Dragon

Linda W. Taylor Linda W. Taylor joined the Pomona Concert Band in 1968.  During her years of membership she has held the Solo Clarinet chair, was Assistant Conductor for several seasons, and then 27 years ago moved to the Tuba section.  In March, 2006, she was appointed Conductor and Musical Director of the band.  In addition to playing in the PCB she plays in the Symphonic Winds of the Pacific, is a founding member and co-manager of the Golden State British Brass Band, and is a founding member of the Promenade Brass.  She has also played with the San Gabriel Valley Symphony, the La Mirada Symphony, the Colorado Brass Band, and with several brass bands in England.

Prior to her retirement in 1998 Linda taught Instrumental Music in the Baldwin Park Unified School District for 30 years.  During those years she garnered a long list of professonal honors and awards and guided the internship of ten new teachers.

In her spare time she and her husband, Norm (euphonium), enjoy traveling and playing with their dog, Smokey.

Dr. James Lytthans has been a member of PCB for nearly 55 years, having joined at age 13.  He retired as a teacher of instrumental music from the Los Angeles Unified School District after 35 years of service.  He is an active professional clarinetist.