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Posted on December 3rd, 2017

To the Friends of the Pomona Concert Band,

Pomona Concert Band Announces 2017 Christmas Concert

The Pomona Concert Band proudly presents their annual Christmas Concert, titled "Christmas Festival", at the Palomares Park Community Center, 499 E. Arrow Hwy in Pomona on Friday, December 15th, 2017 at 7:30 pm.  The concert, which is sponsored by the Community Services Department of the City of Pomona, will be full of classics to celebrate the Holiday Season.  The concert is FREE to the public and refreshments will be served at intermission.

The concert will be under the direction of Musical Director and Conductor, Linda W. Taylor and Assistant Director, Dr. Jorge Garcia.  The color guard for the evening will be under the leadership of Sr. Master Sgt. Heriberto Feliciano, U.S. Air Force Retired.  The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Mr. Edmund Fry of the Rose Tree Cottage in Pasadena.

The audience will have a chance to participate, as there will be "The Ultimate Christmas Sing-A-Long" during the program, lead by vocalist Mary Stone.  Among the other pieces on the concert will be, "Festival Fanfare for Christmas" by John Wasson that will feature Jeff Lewis on the organ.  Other numbers will be "Candlelight Carol" by John Rutter, "Weinachten Schaflied" arranged by Jorge Garcia, "The Christmas Song" arranged by Jerry Nowak, "A Christmas Festival" by LeRoy Anderson, "Fanfare and Processional on an Old English Carol" by Robert W. Smith, "In The Christmas Mood" arranged by John Wasson, "Do You Hear What I Hear?" by Shayne/Astrom, and "Celtic Carol" also by Robert W. Smith.

Add some extra musical joy to your Christmas season with a special concert by the best band entertainment in town.  The concert is FREE to the public, so bring your family, friends and neighbors for a great evening of entertainment.  This will be an event not to be missed.

The Pomona Concert Band is under the baton of Linda W. Taylor, Conductor and Musical Director, and Dr. Garcia, Assistant Conductor.  Band members come from Pomona and more than twenty surrounding communities to make music together.  The Pomona Concert Band was founded by G. Stanton Selby in 1947 as part of a local Pomona American Legion Post.  The Band has represented the City of Pomona in countless events and performances over the years, including tours of Europe and Japan in 1985 and 1988.  The band represented the city on April 11th, 2015 with a stellar performance at the Association of Concert Bands Convention in Sacramento, California.

Donations to the band are always welcome and appreciated.  The community can help support the Pomona Concert Band by becoming a supporter of The Friends of the Pomona Concert Band at the FRIENDS level ($99 & under), PATRONS ($100+), BENEFACTORS ($500+) and DISTINGUISHED BENEFACTORS ($1,000+).  All Donor's names will be included on every program and our website for the entire concert season.  The Friends of the Pomona Concert Band is a registered charity under Internal Revenue Code Section 501 C (3).  Checks may be made out to:  Friends of the Pomona Concert Band, P.O. Box 2753, Pomona, CA 91769, or you can go the band's website at www.pomonaconcertband.org and click on the "Donate" button to send your donation via PayPal.

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