2023 Summer Concert Program Notes

Here you can view our summer concert programs from our 2023 76th Annual Summer Concert Series.  Click on the plus sign next to the date of the concert you wish to view to display the program.

Click the link to view a digital "flip book" version of the PCB Summer 2023 Concert Program!

July 13th - First Summer Concert

"Fanfare and Flourishes"

7:30 PM Thursday, July 13th, 2023

Linda W. Taylor, Dr. Jorge Garcia & Kerry Kline, Conducting
Councilmember Nora Garcia, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Fanfare & Flourishes
John Curnow
   Lucas Critchfield, Xylophone Soloist
Joseph Green/William Cahn
In Joyous Flight
Patrick Roszell
Embraceable You
   Isaac Gonzales, Vocal Soloist
George Gershwin/Warren Barker
West Side Story Selections
Leonard Bernstein/WJ Duthoit
Procession of the Nobles
Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov
Pineapple Poll Suite from the Balle
Arthur Sullivan/Charles Mackerras
At the Movies With Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman/Justin Williams
The Glory of the Yankee Navy
John Philip Sousa
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
Pomona Concert Band WELCOME!  On behalf of the board and members of the Pomona Concert Band I would like to welcome you to our Summer Concerts in the Park.  We value your patronage and attendance.  We have prepared programs full of interesting and varied music.  As I have stated many times, you, our audience, are the reason we are here.  Your support is invaluable to us.  Hopefully you will return this season for many of our concerts.  Sit back, enjoy, and have a great summer.

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

July 20th - Second Summer Concert

"PCB Member Choices"

7:30 PM Thursday, July 20th, 2023

Linda W. Taylor & Dr. Jorge Garcia, Conducting
Councilmember Steve Lustro, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Homer C. LaGassey
Randy Edelman/John Moss
On the Trail from Grand Canyon Suite
Ferde Grofe/David Bennett
Cascading Trumpets
   featuring the Trumpet section
Albert Davis
The Crusader
John Philip Sousa
Suite of Old American Dances
Robert Russell Bennett
Fantasy Adventure at the Movies
Michael Brown
The Music Man
Meredith Willson/Philip Lang
Eagle Squadron
Kenneth Alford
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
G. Stanton Selby G. Stanton Selby served the community of Pomona enthusiastically and energetically throughout his residence.  After graduating from San Jose State College and the University of Southern California with degrees in music he joined the faculty of Mt. San Antonio College.  Founding the Pomona Concert Band in 1947 he served as its Conductor for 57 years until his death in 2004.

He also served the City Pomona as Councilman and Mayor, and Chair of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.  In addition, he left the band with a collection of his original compositions and arrangements

July 27th - Third Summer Concert

"Songs of Influence"

7:30 PM Thursday, July 27th, 2023

Dr. Jorge Garcia, Conducting
Linda Taylor, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Tcherpnin Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Alla Barocco
Caesar Giovannini/Wayne Robinson
Funeral March of a Marionette
Charles Gounod/Jorge Garcia
Flower Drum Song Selections
Richard Rodgers/Philip Lang
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine
John Philip Sousa
Rhythm of the Winds
Frank Erickson
Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral
Richard Wagner/Lucien Cailliet
The Earl of Oxford's March
William Byrd/Philip Sparke
Richard Strauss/Albert Davis
The Norwich Cadets
P. Gilmore/J. Elkus
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.

August 3rd - Fourth Summer Concert

"PCB's Got Talent"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 3rd, 2023

Featuring Conductors From Within The Band
Allan Small, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Lone Star Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Our Flirtation
John Philip Sousa
American Salute
Morton Gould/Philip Lang
American Folk Rhapsody No. 2
Clare Grundman
March: Untitled
John Philip Sousa/Brion-Schissel
Florentiner March
Julius Fucik/John Bourgeois
Invicta Overture for Band
James Swearingen
El Relicario
Jose Padilla/Robert Longfield
Highlights from Cars
Randy Newman/John Moss
Home Stretch
Leroy Anderson
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
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.

James Thompson retired teacher and percussionist...

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

George Osorio graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills, is the music director of the Southland Wind Ensemble and Assistant Conductor with the Southland Symphony Orchestra.

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 10th - Fifth Summer Concert

"Choose Joy"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 10th, 2023

Kerry Kline, Conducting
Linda Taylor, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Beguine for Band
Glenn Osser
Rhapsody for Flute
   Alfred Barcenas, Flute Soloist
Stephen Bulla
Down a Country Lane
Down a Country Lane
An Irish Rhapsody
Clare Grundman
Pie in the Face Polka
Henry Mancini/Johnnie Vinson
With Every Sunrise
Robert Sheldon
Cumberland Cross
Carl Strommen
Choose Joy
Randall Standredge
The Thunderer
John Philip Sousa
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 17th - Sixth Summer Concert


7:30 PM Thursday, August 17th, 2023

Linda W. Taylor, Conducting
Sir Edmund Fry, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Overture for Winds
Charles Carter
Simple Gifts
Frank Ticheli
Golden Jubilee
John Philip Sousa
Paul Lovatt-Cooper/Jorge Garcia
Eric Osterling
The Falls
Rossano Galante
Lindbergh Variations
Robert Sheldon
The Aviators
John Philip Sousa
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
Linda W. Taylor Ms. 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 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 24th - Seventh Summer Concert

"A Salute to Disney's 100 Years"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 24th, 2023

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

Opening Ceremony
    Mickey Mouse Club Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Fantasia 2000
arr. Jay Bocook
It's a Small World
Richard & Robert Sherman/Warren Barker
Highlights from Planes
Mark Mancina/Michael Brown
Peter Pan Medley
Walter Roy Beeler
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
John Williams/Michael Brown
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Hans Zimmer/Jay Bocook
Snow White Overture
Frank Churchill/Erik Leidzen
Disney Movie Magic
arr. James Christensen
Selections from Moana
Lin-Manuel Miranda/Jay Bocook
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 27th - Bonus Summer Concert

"British and American Favorites"

6:00 PM Sunday, August 27th, 2023

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.

August 31st - Final Summer Concert

"Americans We"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 31st, 2023

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

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
An American Fanfare
Rick Kirby
The Olympic Spirit
John Williams/Jay Bocook
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Don Raye & Hughie Prince/James Ployhar
American Flourish
Robert W Smith
Americans We
Henry Fillmore/Frederick Fennell
Star Spangled Spectacular
George M Cohan/John Cacavas
The Golden Age of Broadway
Richard Rodgers/John Moss
National Emblem March
E.E. Bagley/L. Schissel
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.