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Posted on February 27th, 2018

To the Friends of the Pomona Concert Band,

Pomona Concert Band Announces 2018 Winter Concert

The Pomona Concert Band proudly presents their annual Winter Concert, titled "Meet The Band", at the Palomares Park Community Center, 499 E. Arrow Hwy in Pomona on Friday, March 9th, 2018 at 7:30 pm.  The concert, which is sponsored by the Community Services Department of the City of Pomona, will feature musical arrangements that feature individual soloists and sections, as well as the whole band.  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 Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be the Mayor of Pomona, Tim Sandoval.  The color guard for the evening will be under the leadership of Sr. Master Sgt. Heriberto Feliciano, U.S. Air Force Retired.

The program will open with the fanfare, "Also Sprach Zarathustra," which will feature Timpanist Ray Stephens.  Norm Taylor and Steve Klein will do a euphonium duet accompanied by the band, playing the "Duet from the Pearl Fishers," by Bizet and arranged by Kingston.  "Concertino for Percussion and Band" by Clifton Williams will feature our Percussion section.  Miyoshi Feliciano, who plays trumpet in the band, has composed a piece titled "Castle of the Crow King" and she will conduct the performance.  Dr. Jorge Garcia will conduct his arrangement of Saint Saens' "Bacchanale."  In addition to these numbers we will also do the following numbers to feature the whole band:  "Lloyd" transcribed by Dr. Garcia, "3 Miniatures for Winds and Percussion" by Robert Sheldon, "Heavens Light" by Steven Reineke, "Der Lehrmeister" by Robert Sheldon and 2 marches by John Philip Sousa, "Pride of the Wolverines" and "Bullets and Bayonets."

This promises to be an evening filled with great music and special treats for the audience.  The Pomona Concert Band has some great talent among its members and this will be an opportunity to show it off.  The concert is FREE to the public, so bring your family, friends and neighbors for a great evening of entertainment.

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.

The Pomona Concert Band