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Posted on August 23rd, 2017

To the Friends of the Pomona Concert Band,

Pomona Concert Band's Last Summer Concerts

The Pomona Concert Band's 70th Annual Summer Concert Series is coming to a close at the end of the month, so don't miss your last chance to enjoy a great band concert.  The finale on August 31st will conclude the series nine Thursday evening concerts and two bonus concerts.  The concerts are held at the G. Stanton Selby Bandshell, behind the Community Center building in Ganesha Park, 1575 North White Avenue, on Thursday evenings at 8:00 p.m.  All performances are free to the public, so bring you lawn chair, visit the band's concession stand or bring your picnic basket, and enjoy an evening of music.

Concert number eight will be on Thursday August 24th and will present "Big Band and Broadway" featuring music from hit Broadway Shows and the Big Band Era.  Linda Taylor and Jorge Garcia will conduct and the concert will be MC'd by Edmund Fry.  This program will feature "Showboat," "Big Band Signatures" and "Highlights from Beauty and the Beast."

The Pomona Concert Band will present the last of our two special bonus concerts when we host the Golden State British Brass Band at a special time and date on Sunday August 27th at 6:00 p.m. in the G. Stanton Selby Band Shell.  Conductor Jack Hollander will take the brass band through a wide variety of British band music along with many American favorites.  They have been a crowd favorite for the past several summers.  Don't miss this great addition to this year's concert schedule!

The Pomona Concert Band's final summer concert on Thursday August 31st is titled "Star Spangled Spectacular" and will feature music that is patriotic or has a title that displays real Americana.  Included in the program are "American Folk Rhapsody #3," "An American in Paris," "The Olympic Spirit" and John Philip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever."  The MC for the evening will be Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval.  Lots of great music for your enjoyment to close out the band's 2017 Summer Concert Series.

This year promises to be the best summer of music yet, so please join the Pomona Concert Band for their 70th Anniversary of Music in the Park representing the City of Pomona.

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.

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