2018 Concert Program Notes

Here you can view our summer concert programs from our 2018 71st Annual Summer Concert Series.  Click on the plus sign next to the date of the concert you wish to view to display the program.

July 5th - First Summer Concert

"An American Jubilee"

7:30 PM Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Linda W. Taylor & Dr. Jorge Garcia, Conducting
Mayor Tim Sandoval, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
An American Fanfare
Rick Kirby
O Magnum Mysterium
Morton Lauridson
Resplendent Glory
Rossano Gallante
Variations on a Korean Folk Song
John Barnes Chance
Land of Liberty
John Wasson
An American Elegy
Frank Ticheli
Commando March
Samuel Barber
West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein
National Fencibles
John Philip Sousa
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
 
Pomona City Seal Welcome to the 2018 Summer Concert Series presented by the Pomona Concert Band.  The City of Pomona is again delighted to host these free performances at the G. Stanton Selby Band Shell.  We take great pride in the musicianship and talent displayed by this fine group.  We also appreciate the efforts of our city staff whose work supports these concerts.  We are happy to add these evenings to your summer memories.

Tim Sandoval
Mayor of the City of Pomona

 

July 8th - Bonus Summer Concert #1

"Favorites from Hollywood and Broadway"

7:00 PM Sunday, July 8th, 2018

THE CLAREMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Robert Sage, Conducting

 
Program to be announced...

 
Claremont Symphony Orchestra For 60 years, the Claremont Symphony Orchestra has provided musical enrichment to residents of Claremont and its surrounding communities.  The CSO is an all-volunteer community orchestra based in Claremont, California.  It also provides outreach to young artists through the donation-sponsored Claremont Youth Symphony Orchestra.  Music Director Robert Sage leads the CSO in its 60th season providing FREE classical music concerts to Claremont and its neighboring communities.  Before tonight's concert they will host a traveling Musical Instrument Petting Zoo.

Robert Sage Robert Sage has been a member of the Orchestra for 25 years as both piano soloist and Associate Conductor, during which time he has performed a substantial portion of the piano concerto repertoire and has conducted a number of memorable concerts during both the regular and summer seasons.  Dr. Sage is in his 30th year as Professor of Music at Azusa Pacific University, where he teaches Piano Performance and Music Literature, and where he conducts for the Opera Workshop.  He is also Director of Music for Lyric Opera of Los Angeles (for ten years) and St. John's Episcopal Church in La Verne (twenty-nine years).  His Master's and Doctoral degrees in Piano Performance were both taken at the University of Southern California, under the tutelage of Lillian Steuber.  He also studied with Harry Datyner, of the Geneva (Switzerland) Conservatory, and has taken master classes in conducting under the direction of Herbert Blomstedt and David Willcocks.
 

July 12th - Second Summer Concert

"The British Are Coming"

7:30 PM Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Linda W. Taylor, Conducting
Edmund Fry, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
    God Save the Queen
Standard of St. George March
Kenneth Alford
Loch Lomand
Frank Ticheli
Pearl Fishers
   Stephen Klein & Norman Taylor , Euphonium Soloists
Bizet/Kingston
Yorkshire Ballad
James Barnes
Castle Coch March
TJB Powell
A Welsh Rhapsody
Clare Grundman
Nimrod
Edward Elgar
Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Bonnie Annie Laurie March
John Philip Sousa
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
 
Linda W. Taylor Linda W. Taylor has been a member of the Pomona Concert Band since 1968.  During that tenure she has held the Solo Clarinet chair, was Assistant Conductor for several seasons, and since 1983 has played in the Tuba section.  In March, 2006, she was appointed Conductor and Musical Director of the band.

In addition to playing in the PCB she is a founding member and co-manager of the Golden State British Brass Band, and plays tuba annually in the Colorado Brass Band, as well as in 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.
 

July 19th - Third Summer Concert

"Around the World"

Honoring the Pomona Unified School District
7:30 PM Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Linda W. Taylor & Dr. Jorge Garcia, Conducting
Jason Rothman, PUSD Board of Education, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Ballet Egyptian
Alexandre Luigini
Children of a Different Sun
Roland Barrett-Belwin
Jamaican Rumba
Arthur Benjamin
Italian Festival
Glenn Osser
March Lorraine
Louis Ganne
Der Lehrmeister
Robert Sheldon
Beyond the Western Sky
Ed Huckeby
Mexican Hat Dance
arr. Wes Adams
War March of the Tartars
Karl L. King
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
 
Pomona Unified School District Logo Outstanding high school instrumentalists are invited for membership in the Pomona Conert Band.  Reading and performing a wide repertoire under skilled leadership promotes their musical growth as well as supplementing the band's membership.  PCB appreciates the support of the Pomona Unified School District in this aspect of our program.
 

July 26th - Fourth Summer Concert

"God Bless America"

7:30 PM Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Dr. Jorge Garcia, Conducting
Councilman Rubio Gonzalez, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
God Bless America
Irving Berlin
Eternal Father Strong to Save
Claude T. Smith
The House I live In
   Isaac Gonzalez, Vocal Soloist
arr. Jorge Garcia
The Chimes of Liberty
Edwin Franco Goldman
The Light Eternal
James Swearingen
March for a Marine
Jorge Garcia
Chorale and Capriccio
Caesar Giovannini
Hands of Mercy
Julie Giroux
Chorale and Shaker Dance
John Zdechlik
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
 
Dr. Jorge Garcia Dr. Jorge Garcia is the Assisant Conductor for the PCB and has been involved in music education since 1969.  He has taught music on all levels from Kindergarten through 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 as well as various honor bands and orchestras in Southern California.  He is a published composer and has written pieces for the Pomona Concert Band and the Golden State British Brass Band and currently owns his own publishing website, Talent Music Publishers.  In 2008 he received his doctorate in Music Education with an emphasis on Lifelong Learning.  He has given presentations in several countries including the International Conference on Lifelong Learning in Budapest, Hungary.  He directed ther Faith Orchestra Camp, Davao, Republic of the Philippines during the summers of 2013 to 2014.  He joined the Pomona Concert Band in 2005 playing tuba.
 

August 2nd - Fifth Summer Concert

"PCB's Got Talent #1"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Featuring Conductors From Within The Band
Allan Small, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Carmina Burana Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Toccata for Band
Frank Erickson
Blessed Are They
Brahms/Buehlman
Pageant
Persichetti
Solas Ana
Samuel R. Hazo
March of the Steelmen
Charles Belsterling
Galop from Genevieve de Brabant
Offenbach/Bourgeoise
Castle of the Crow King
Miyoshi Feliciano
West Highland Sojourn
Robert Sheldon
The Captains and the Kings
Leroy Anderson
El Relicario March
Jose Padilla
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
 
Dr. James Lytthans has been a member of PCB for nearly 60 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.

Kerry Kline, trombonist for PCB, recently moved from Florida to Southern California to pursue advanced studies in Music Education and Performance.  He brings with him several years of classroom experience in band and orchestra conducting.

Stephen Klein is the instructor in euphonium and tuba at Pomona College, and serves as Associate Conductor.  He received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and his M.A. from the Eastman School of Music, and has been an active free-lance musician and teacher in Southern California since leaving the Air Force Band of the Golden West where he was tuba soloist and principal arranger.

Christopher Northrop, a product of the Pomona Schools, is currently a music teacher in the Fontana Unified School District, a position he has filled for 15 years.  He graduated from Ganesha High School, earned his B.A. at California State University San Bernardino.  He plays trumpet in the PCB.

David Schaafsma, PCB tubist, attended California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, from 1971-76 and California State University Long Beach from 1977-78.  He is currently one of the Assistant Directors of the Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band.  He founded and directed the Sound Machine of the Inland Empire Youth Band based in Upland and Chino from 1984-1999.  He also was the Musical Instructor for the Long Beach Junior Concert Band from 1975 to 1982 and again from 2008 to 2012.

James Thompson ...

Karen Greenwood ...

Sarah Silva ...

Lucas Critchfield teaches music in the Claremont Unified School District.  He received his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of New Mexico and his Master of Music in Percussion from New Mexico State University.

Dr. Miyoshi Feliciano has played trumpet for 42 years, including 13 years with the Pomona Concert Band.  She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, with a major in Film Scoring.  She subsequently received her doctorate degree in Chiropractic in 1995 and has a private practice in Whittier, California.
 

August 9th - Sixth Summer Concert

"PCB's Got Talent #2"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Featuring Conductors From Within The Band
Allan Small, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Carmina Burana Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
A Celebration Fanfare
Alfred Reed
Shenandoah
Frank Ticheli
The Winged Stallion
Rossano Galante
Air for Band
Frank Erickson
March Grandioso
Roland Seitz
Rondo Festivo
Joseph Compello
As The Heavens Were a Bell
arr. Jay Bocook
Variations on a Shaker Melody
Aaron Copland
Encanto
Robert W. Smith
Boys of the Old Brigade
William Paris Chambers
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
 
Dr. James Lytthans has been a member of PCB for nearly 60 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.

Kerry Kline, trombonist for PCB, recently moved from Florida to Southern California to pursue advanced studies in Music Education and Performance.  He brings with him several years of classroom experience in band and orchestra conducting.

Stephen Klein is the instructor in euphonium and tuba at Pomona College, and serves as Associate Conductor.  He received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and his M.A. from the Eastman School of Music, and has been an active free-lance musician and teacher in Southern California since leaving the Air Force Band of the Golden West where he was tuba soloist and principal arranger.

Christopher Northrop, a product of the Pomona Schools, is currently a music teacher in the Fontana Unified School District, a position he has filled for 15 years.  He graduated from Ganesha High School, earned his B.A. at California State University San Bernardino.  He plays trumpet in the PCB.

David Schaafsma, PCB tubist, attended California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, from 1971-76 and California State University Long Beach from 1977-78.  He is currently one of the Assistant Directors of the Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band.  He founded and directed the Sound Machine of the Inland Empire Youth Band based in Upland and Chino from 1984-1999.  He also was the Musical Instructor for the Long Beach Junior Concert Band from 1975 to 1982 and again from 2008 to 2012.

James Thompson ...

Karen Greenwood ...

Sarah Silva ...

Lucas Critchfield teaches music in the Claremont Unified School District.  He received his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of New Mexico and his Master of Music in Percussion from New Mexico State University.

Dr. Miyoshi Feliciano has played trumpet for 42 years, including 13 years with the Pomona Concert Band.  She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, with a major in Film Scoring.  She subsequently received her doctorate degree in Chiropractic in 1995 and has a private practice in Whittier, California.
 

August 16th - Seventh Summer Concert

"Musical Odds and Ends"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 16th, 2018
Concert Sponsored by Western University

Linda W. Taylor & Dr. Jorge Garcia, Conducting
Richard Pumerantz, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
La Gazza Ladra
G. Rossini
Lloyd
P.L. Cooper/Jorge Garcia
Heavens Light
Robert Sheldon
Fantasia 2000
arr. Jay Bocoo
Power and Glory
John Philip Sousa
Fall River Overture
Robert Sheldon
You Raise Me Up
   Isaac Gonzalez, Vocal Soloist
arr. John Wasson
Bullets and Bayonets
   Richard Pumerantz, Guest Conductor
John Phili Sousa
Music for a Darkened Theater
Danny Elfman/Brown
The Waltonian March
J.J. Richards
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
 
Pomona Concert Band Among the many budget items the City of Pomona has been forced to eliminate is the direct financial support for the Pomona Concert Band.  The City still provides logistical support such as rehearsal, concert, and office facilities, as well as personnel to assist with our concerts, for which we are most grateful.

As a result, we turn to our patrons and friends for donations to meet our expenses, such as music purchases, instrument maintenance and repair, and administrative expenses.  You may support the band by patronizing our snack bar, participating in the 50/50 raffles, advertising in our summer programs, or by direct donation.  Any band member can give you the necessary information for such support, and, WE THANK YOU!
 

August 23rd - Eighth Summer Concert

"A Salute to the Williams Guys"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Linda W. Taylor & Dr. Jorge Garcia, Conducting
Councilwoman Elizabeth Ontiveros-Cole, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Fanfare and Allegro
Clifton Williams
Sine Nominee
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Symphonic Marches
John Williams
Laredo
Clifton Williams
Liberty Fanfare
John Williams
Flourish for Wind Band
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Concertino for Percussion and Band
   Featuring the Percussion Section
Clifton Williams
Sea Songs
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Superman
John Williams
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
 
G. Stanton Selby G. Stanton Selby served the community of Pomona enthusiastically and energetically throughout his residence.  After graduating from San Jose State College and the University of Southern California with degrees in music he joined the faculty of Mt. San Antonio College.  Founding the Pomona Concert Band in 1947 he served as its Conductor for 57 years until his death in 2004.

He also served the City Pomona as Councilman and Mayor, and Chair of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.  In addition, he left the band with a collection of his original compositions and arrangements
 

August 26th - Bonus Summer Concert #2

"British and American Favorites"

6:00 PM Sunday, August 26th, 2018

GOLDEN STATE BRITISH BRASS BAND
Jack Hollander, Director

 
Program to be announced...

 
Golden State British Brass Band The Golden State British Brass Band was organized in 1995 by a group of local musicians, drawn together by the elegant sounds and broad repertoire of the brass ensemble, popular in Great Britain but relatively unknown in the United States.  The band has performed in concerts throughout Southern California and for the California Music Educators Association.  Special performances are presented to students in area schools each year.  The Band has also appeared at Disneyland, the Nixon Library, and the annual Queen's Birthday Ball for several years.  We are pleased to bring this special musical genre to you.

Jack Hollander Mr. Jack Hollander currently teaches at El Toro High School in the Saddleback Unified School Ditrict.  He has a distinguished record as a teacher and music director at high school and college levels.  While earning his music degrees at UCLA he was appointed teaching assistant for bands.  He has presented professional clinics for the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association, for whom he is also an active adjudicator and clinician at festivals and competitions, as well as having served as a board member.  He has also conducted school honor bands throughout Southern California.  He joined the GSBBB as a cornetist, was later appointed Assiant Conductor, and finally Music Director in 2007.  In the Summer of 2008 he attended the International Brass Band Summer School at Swansea University in Wales, UK, where he studied the heritage, traditions, literature, and musical styles of the British Brass Band.
 

August 30th - Final Summer Concert

"Great American Songbook"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Linda W. Taylor & Dr. Jorge Garcia, Conducting
Councilman Robert Torres, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Fantasy on American Sailing Songs
Clare Grundman
Hollywood Milestones
arr. John Higgins
Begin the Beguine
Cole Porter
Broadway Showstoppers
arr. Warren Barker
Rifle Regiment
John Philip Sousa
Music of Disneyland
arr. Jerry Brubaker
Services Medley
Pomeroy/Selby
Chillers and Thrillers
John Williams
Stars and Stripes
John Philip Sousa
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
 
Pomona Concer 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.