2017 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"Big Band and Broadway"
8:00 PM Thursday, August 24th, 2017
Linda W. Taylor Conductors Dr. Jorge Garcia
Mr. Edmund Fry, Announcing
Opening Ceremony
    Sapphire Jubilee Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Big Band Classics ............................................................................. E. Osterling
Showboat ........................................................................................ Kern/Bennett
April in Paris ....................................................................... arr. Richard Maltby
An Ellington Portrait ....................................................................... Floyd Werle
Glory of the Yankee Navy ....................................................... John Philip Sousa
-- Intermission --
Big Band Signatures ...................................................................... John Higgins
Selections from "South Pacific" .................. Rodgers & Hammerstein/Leidzen
Promises, Promises ................................................................ arr. Howard Cable
Highlights from "Beauty and the Beast" ................................... arr. John Moss
Selections from "The Music Man" ............................................... Willson/Lang
America the Beautiful ........................................................ arr. Carmen Dragon

Pomona Concert Band The Pomona Concert Band was organized in November of 1947 by G. Stanton Selby.  Since that time, the band has become an important part of the music scene in Pomona.  The band performs at major civic events, gives concerts in Pomiona and neighboring cities, and presents a summer series of nine weekly concerts in Ganesha Park at the G.Stanton Selby Band Shell.  All performances are free to the public.  The band has performed at Disneyland and regional band festivals as well as two international tours to Europe in 1985 and Japan in 1988.

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.