2024 Summer Concert Program Notes

Here you can view our summer concert programs from our 2024 77th 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 11th - First Summer Concert

"Musical Masters, Past and Present"

7:30 PM Thursday, July 11th, 2024

Linda W. Taylor, Dr. Jorge Garcia & Kerry Kline, Conducting
Paula Lantz, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Carmina Burana Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Overture to Candide
Leonard Bernstein/Walter Beeler
To Dream With Open Eyes
Steven J. Pyter
Largo al Factotum
   Stephen Klein, Tuba Soloist
Gioacchino Rossini/Matteo D'Agostino
Northern Lights
Yukiko Nishimura
The National Game March
John Philip Sousa
INTERMISSION
 
Fanfare and Allegro
Clifton williams
Of Heroes and Demons
Rob Romeyn
Glorious Insurrection
Robert Sheldon
The Beau Ideal March
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.  We appreciate you, our audience, you 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.

Steve Collins
President of the Pomona Concert Band
Email: president@pomonaconcertband.org
Phone: (909) 437-2281
 

July 18th - Second Summer Concert

"Movie Madness"

7:30 PM Thursday, July 18th, 2024

Featuring Conductors From Within The Band
David Allen, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Carmina Burana Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
How the West Was Won
Robert Hawkins
Around the World in 80 Days
Victor Young
The Great Waldo Pepper March
Henry Mancini/John Cacavas
Star Wars Medley
John Williams/James H. Burden
Hollywood Milestones
arr. John Higgins
INTERMISSION
 
Fanfare for Rocky
Bill Conti
Beetlejuice
Douglas Wagner
How to Train Your Dragon
John Powell/Sean O'Loughlin
Star Trek Through the Years
arr. John Moss
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
 
Fiona Karbel ...

Liza Zumbrunnen ...

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.

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

James Thompson retired teacher and percussionist...

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.

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.
 

July 25th - Third Summer Concert

"Songs of Influence - Finale"

7:30 PM Thursday, July 25th, 2024

Dr. Jorge Garcia, Conducting
Linda Taylor, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Sapphire Jubilee Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
A Festival Prelude
Alfred Reed
The Stranger
Jorge E. Garcia
Turkish Delight
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/Jorge E. Garcia
Music from "The Prince of Egypt"
Hans Zimmer/Jorge E. Garcia
INTERMISSION
 
Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah
Camille Saint-Saens/Jorge E. Garcia
Finale from Second Symphony for Band
Frank Erickson
Manhattan Beach March
John Philip Sousa
March for a Marine
Jorge E. Garcia
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 1st - Fourth Summer Concert

"Musica de Americas Latin"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 1st, 2024

Linda W. Taylor, Dr. Jorge Garcia & Kerry Kline, Conducting
Debra Martin, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Carmina Burana Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Amparito Roca
Jaime Texidor
Mexican Folk Fantasy
Frank Erickson
El Relicario
Jose Padilla/Philip Lang
Bandolero
Glenn Osser
Zacatecas March
Genaro Codina/Louis-Philippe Laurendeau
INTERMISSION
 
Granada
Agustin Lara/Robert Longfield
Solamente Una Vez
Agustin Lara/Robert Longfield
El Choclo
Angel Gregorio Villoldo/Robert Longfield
Gaucho Carnival
Helmut Zacharias/Floyd Werle
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
 

August 8th - Fifth Summer Concert

"Kerry's Awesome Concert"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 8th, 2024

Kerry Kline, Conducting
Linda Taylor, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Sound Innovations Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Flourish for Winds
Gary Fagan
Wayfaring Stranger
Christopher M. Nelson
Choreography
Robert Sheldon
Voices of the Sky
Samuel Hazo
INTERMISSION
 
As Summer Was Just Beginning
Larry Daehn
English Folk Song Suite
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Fairest of the Fair
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 15th - Sixth Summer Concert

"A Night With John Williams"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 15th, 2024

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

Opening Ceremony
    Carmina Burana Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
A Hymn to New England
John Williams/Paul Lavender
Symphonic Suite Star Wars III
John Williams/Robert W. Smith
Harry Potter, The Chamber of Secrets
John Williams/Robert W. Smith
Theme from Lost in Space
John Williams/Sean O'Laughlin
March from "1941"
John Williams/Paul Lavender
INTERMISSION
 
Olympic Fanfare and Theme
John Williams/James Curnow
Chillers and Thrillers
John Williams/John Moss
Midway March
John Williams/John Moss
Superman
John Williams/Bob Lowden
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 22nd - Seventh Summer Concert

"Linda's Favorites"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 22nd, 2024

Linda W. Taylor, Conducting
David Allen, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Sound Innovations Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Symphonium
Ed Huckeby
The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
   featuring the LOW instruments of the band
Karl L. King/Tad Stewart
Homestretch Galop
Karl L. King/Tad Stewart
Rise of the Firebird
Steven Reineke
The Stormchasers
Robert Sheldon
INTERMISSION
 
Flourish for Wind Band
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber/Warren Barker
Land of Liberty
John Wasson
The Standard of St. George
Kenneth J. Alford
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 25th - Bonus Summer Concert

"British and American Favorites"

6:00 PM Sunday, August 25th, 2024

GOLDEN STATE BRITISH BRASS BAND
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 29th - Final Summer Concert

"Music That Makes America Great"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 29th, 2024

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

Opening Ceremony
    Carmina Burana Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
1812 Overture
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Mark Williams
Young Person's Guide to John Williams
John Williams/Jay Bocook
Fantasy on Early American Tunes
Kevin Mixon
Prologue
Morton Gould
Gershwin on Broadway
arr. John Moss
INTERMISSION
 
Irvin Berlin Showstoppers
Irvin Berlin/John Higgins
Big Band Signatures
arr. John Higgins
Armed Forces Salute
arr. Bob Lowden
Semper Fidelis
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.