2022 Summer Concert Program Notes

Here you can view our summer concert programs from our 2022 75th 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 7th - First Summer Concert

"Symphonic Celebration"

7:30 PM Thursday, July 7th, 2022

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

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Light Cavalry Overture
Franz von Suppe/H. Fillmore
   Lucas Critchfield, Xylophone Soloist
Joseph Green/William Can
Symphonic Celebration
Robert Sheldon
The Dragon Prince
Rick Kirby
Shield of Liberty March
J.J. Richards
Suite in Eb for Military Band
Gustav Holst
Let Freedom Ring
Ray Nowlin
Semper Fidelis
John Philip Sousa
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
75th Aniversary As we celebrate our 75th anniversary, the Pomona Concert Band wants to THANK the people who have made these 75 years possible: our audiences, our advertisers, and our sponsors.  Our concerts are FREE because of the companies and people who advertise in this publication and those who generously donate to our fund.  We appreciate every dollar that comes to us through the Hungry Tuba, PayPal, credit cards, checks, cash, and Amazon Smile.  Please support the companies and individuals who advertise in this program.  We appreciate every one of our contributors, and we look forward to performing for you in the coming years.

Allan H. Small
President of the Pomona Concert Band
Email: donate@pomonaconcertband.org
Phone: (626) 824-0001

July 14th - Second Summer Concert

"Strike Up The Band"

7:30 PM Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Linda W. Taylor, Dr. Jorge Garcia & Kerry Kline, Conducting
Columnist David Allan, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Anthem for Winds and Percussion
Claude T. Smith
Robert W. Smith
Athletic Festival March
Flight of the Piasa
Robert Sheldon
Teddy Bears' Picnic
Bright Lights
Robert Sheldon
A Disney Super Time
arr. Jim Christensen
Send In The Clowns
Stephen Sondheim
Strike Up The Band
Hathaway March
Alex Lithgow
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon

July 21st - Third Summer Concert

"Carnival of the Animals and Other Fun Music"

7:30 PM Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Dr. Jorge Garcia, Conducting
Linda Taylor, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Fanfare for Tomorrow
Jorge Garcia
Redetzky March
Johan Strauss/Alfred Reed
Music for a Summer Night
Glenn Osser
Law and Order March
Harry Alford
Theme from New York, New York
Ebb, Kander/Vinson
Two Moods
Clare Grundman
Dance of the Knights
Prokofiev/Jorge Garcia
Carnival of the Animals
Saint-Saens/Jorge Garcia
Elite Syncopations
Jorge Garcia
High School Cadets
John Philip Sousa
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
Dr. Jorge Garcia Dr. Jorge Garcia has been involved in music education since 1969.  He has taught music on all levels from college to kindergarten.  He is a published composer and has written several pieces for the Pomona Concert Band and the Golden State British Brass Band.  He received his doctorate in Music Education with an emphasis on Lifelong learning in 2008; has given professional presentations in Asia and Europe and spent two summers directing the Faith Orchestra Camp, Davao, Republic of the Philippines.  He is currently active playing the tuba for the Pomona Concert Band.  He also directs and plays tuba for the Trilogy Music Makers at Trilogy Glen Ivy.

July 28th - Fourth Summer Concert

"PCB's Got Talent"

7:30 PM Thursday, July 28th, 2022

Featuring Conductors From Within The Band
Allan Small, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Hounds of Spring
Alfred Reed
Lyric Suite
China Doll
Leroy Anderson
Baba Yetu
Douglas Wagner
Mambo Greats
Stephen Bulla
Midway March
John Williams
Toccata from Suite Gothique, Op. 25
Boellmann/Larry Daehn
Sailor's Song
The Great Locomotive Chase
Robert W. Smith
Sinatra in Concert
arr. Jerry Novak
Eagle, Globe and Anchor March
Collette Hausey
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
Dr. James Lytthans, guest conductor Emeritus, was 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 retired from the band several years ago.

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.

Karen Greenwood teaches at Grace Yokley Middle School in Ontario and plays french horn...

James Thompson retired teacher and percussionist...

Denny Duran-Flores leader of the The La Verne Youth Ensemble and member of the trumpet section...

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

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.

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.

August 4th - Fifth Summer Concert

"Concert In The Park"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Kerry Kline, Conducting
Linda Taylor, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Into the Clouds!
Richard Saucedo
The Red Covered Bridge
Robert Sheldon
What a Wonderful World
arr. Richard Saucedo
Esprit de Corps
Robert Jager
A Leroy Anderson Portrait
Leroy Anderson/Barnes
Endless Rainbows
Brian Balmages
A Childhood Remembered
Rossano Galante
American Riversongs
Pierre La Plante
His Honor March
Henry Fillmore
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
Kerry Kline Mr. Kerry Kline has been in music education since 2004.  He received his Bachelors of Music, in Music Education, from the University of Tampa.  In Florida, Mr. Kline was the Director of Instrumental Music at East Bay High School where he conducted numerous ensembles.  Besides playing trombone, he has been on the PCB Board of Directors since 2014.  In 2018 he was appointed one of the Assistant Directors for PCB.

August 11th - Sixth Summer Concert

"Celebrating 75 Years of The Pomona Concert Band"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 11th, 2022

Linda W. Taylor, Conducting
Edmund Fry, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Diamond Jubilee March
Karl L.King
Soaring With John Williams
John Williams/Robert W.Smith
Wonderland by Night
   Mike Pfister, Trumpet Soloist
Gunter-Neumann/Alfred Reed
Dances of a Shimmering Spirit
Robert Sheldon
Hail, Miami March
J.J. Richards
American Fiddle Tune Variations
Carl Strommen
America First March
John Philip Sousa
Highlights from Frozen
arr. Sean O'Loughlin
Big Band Classics
arr. Eric Osterling
Glorious Victory
W.M. Kendall
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
Linda W. Taylor Ms. Linda W. Taylor has been a member 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 2006, she was appointed Conductor and Musical Director of the Band.  She is a founding member and plays tuba in the Golden State British Brass Band.  She played tuba annually in the Colorado Brass Band for 20 years as well as in several brass bands in England.  Linda taught instrumental music in the Baldwin Park Unified School District for 30 years.

August 18th - Seventh Summer Concert

"Something Old, Something New"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Linda W. Taylor, Dr. Jorge Garcia & Kerry Kline, Conducting
Councilman Steve Lustro, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Air Force Band of the West
Clifton Williams
Appalachian Morning
Robert Sheldon
Cowboy Rhapsody
Morton Gould
Cantilena for Winds
John Edmondson
Punchinello March
William Rimmer
At Dawn They Slept
Jay Bocook
Slippery Gentlemen
   featuring the Trombone section
Harold Walters
Hawaiian Medley
Paul Yoder
Pyramid Dance
Leroy Anderson
National Fencibles March
John Philip Sousa
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
Pomona Concert Band Sheet music, office supplies, instrument purchase and maintenance, personnel compensation, and other items add up to a significant budget amount each year.  Although the City of Pomona is very supportive with facilities and services, they budget no cash support for the band.  Thus, our plea for public donations.  We thank the folks listed below for their generosity.  If you wish to join them, contact any band member or go to our website: www.pomonaconcertband.org.

August 25th - Final Summer Concert

"Stage and Screen - America Sings"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Linda W. Taylor, Dr. Jorge Garcia & Kerry Kline, Conducting
Columnist Davis Allan, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
The Lion King
Elton John/Higgins
La Cage Aux Folles
Jerry Herman/Lowden
Andrew Lloyd Weber/Edmondson
Bye, Bye, Birdie
Strouse/John Cacavas
Mary Poppins Selections
Selections from E.T.
John Williams/Cacavas
The Impossible Dream
The Pink Panther
Henry Mancini/Warrington
Armed Forces Salute
Bob Lowden
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.

August 28th - Bonus Summer Concert

"British and American Favorites"

5:00 PM Sunday, August 28th, 2022

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.