Band Staff and Leadership

Conductor and Musical Director

Linda W. Taylor Mrs. 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 plays in the Claremont Winds, is a founding member and co-manager of the Golden State British Brass Band, and is a founding member of the Promenade Brass.  She has also played with the San Gabriel Valley Symphony, the La Mirada Symphony, the Colorado Brass Band, and with 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.

Assistant Conductor

Jorge Garcia Dr. Jorge Garcia, Pomona Concert Band Assistant Conductor, has been involved in music education since 1969.  He has taught music on all levels from college to kindergarten.  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.  He is a published composer and has written several pieces for the Pomona Concert Band and the Golden State British Brass Band.

He is a well-known lecturer in the areas of Classroom Motivation, and "Cultural Trusteeship" by Third-Age Learners.  He received his doctorate in Music Education with an emphasis on Lifelong learning in 2008.  He has given presentations in several countries and was a speaker at the International Conference of Lifelong Learning in Budapest, Hungary, and the International Handbells Conference in Brisbane, Australia. 

In the fall of 2011 he was a guest lecturer at the University of Mindanao, Republic of the Philippines, lecturing on the children's books of C.S. Lewis.  He will be director of the newly formed Faith Music Camp in Davao, The Republic of the Philippines, in May of 2013.  He joined the Pomona Concert Band in 2005 playing tuba..

Board of Directors

  • Allan Small, President -
  • Tim Hite, Secretary
  • Kerry Kline, Treasurer
  • Tom Laffey, at large member
  • Norm Taylor, at large member
  • Greg Cosner, at large member
  • Miyoshi Feliciano, at large member
  • Dave Schaafsma, Publicity & Webmaster
  • Sheila Lafor, at large member

Support Staff

  • Jeff Lewis, Librarian
  • Steve Collins, Equipment Manager
  • Richard Hiestand, Uniform Manager and Assistant Librarian
  • John Kibbler, Legal Advisor

Band's Mailing Address

Friends of the Pomona Concert Band
P.O. Box 2753
Pomona, CA 91769