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Posted on July 2nd, 2019
To the Friends of the Pomona Concert Band,
Pomona Concert Band 2019 Summer Concert Series
The Pomona Concert Band announces its 72nd Annual Summer Concert Series to be held at the G. Stanton Selby Bandshell, behind the Community Center building in Ganesha Park, 1575 North White Avenue, on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. starting July 11th. The band is sponsored by the City of Pomona. This year the series will include eight Thursday evening concerts with the finale on August 29th plus one bonus concert. 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.
The Pomona Concert Band is under the baton of Linda W. Taylor, Conductor and Musical Director, and Assistant Directors Dr. Jorge Garcia and Kerry Kline. Band members come from Pomona and more than twenty surrounding communities to make music together. The Pomona Concert Band was founded by G. Stanton Selby in 1947 as part of a local Pomona American Legion Post. The Band has represented the City of Pomona in countless events and performances over the years, including tours of Europe and Japan in 1985 and 1988. The band represented the city in April 2015 with a stellar performance at the Association of Concert Bands Convention in Sacramento, California.
The opening concert on Thursday July 11th is titled "Dance the Night Away" and will feature music from the band's Spring Concert. The band will be directed by Linda Taylor, Jorge Garcia and Kerry Kline. Mayor Tim Sandoval will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening that will include "Song of the Spirit Dance," "Skydance," "Belle of the Ball" and "3 Celtic Dances."
The second of the band's summer concerts will be Thursday July 18th with the theme of "Salute to the UK," directed by Linda Taylor and MC'd by Edmund Fry. The concert will feature "The Little English Girl," Bagpiper David Huxley performing "Highland Cathedral," and special tributes to rock bands with "Queen in Concert" and "The Symphonic Beatles."
"A Musical Kaleidoscope" will be the theme for the concert on Thursday July 25th, directed by Linda Taylor, Jorge Garcia and Kerry Kline and MC'd by Pomona City Councilman Steve Lustro. Music from various genres will include "Oracles of the Sirocco," "Dramatic Essay" featuring trumpet soloist Allan Small, "Where Eagles Soar," "Highlights from Mamma Mia" and "Black Horse Troop March."
On Thursday August 1st the band will present concert four titled "I Wanna Join the Band!" directed by Dr. Jorge Garcia and MC'd by Pomona City Councilman Rubio Gonzalez. The program will include "Violet's Etude" composed by Dr. Garcia, "Rush Street Tarantella," "Canzon Duodecimi Toni" and "The Klaxon March."
The band will display that "PCB's Got Talent" on Thursday August 8th with a concert that will feature many of our regular band members conducting the band on pieces they have chosen for the band. We are very fortunate to have these talented individuals in our band and we want to give them a chance to shine. We will feature clarinet section leader James Lytthans, Stephen Klein who plays euphonium, trumpeters Miyoshi Feliciano and Christopher Northrop, french horn player Karen Greenwood, percussionists Lucas Critchfield and James Thompson, and Sarah Silva and David Schaafsma from the tuba section.
On Thursday August 15th the band will honor the Pomona Unified School District with a concert titled "Traveling Concert" directed by Linda Taylor, Jorge Garcia and Kerry Kline. The concert will feature music about traveling or that has been performed by the band on trips away from Pomona. Selections will include "The Stormchasers," "American Flourish," "Travelin' Music" and "Rise of the Firebird." The MC for evening will be Pomona Unified School District board member Mr. Jason Rothman.
For concert number seven on Thursday August 22nd the band will present "Concert in the Park" directed by Kerry Kline and MC'd by Linda Taylor. The program will feature "English Folk Song Suite," "Cumberland Cross," "Instant Concert" and "The Ayres of Agincourt."
The Pomona Concert Band will present their special bonus concert when we host the Golden State British Brass Band at a special time and date on Sunday August 25th 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 29th is titled "American Treasures" and will feature music that was written by American composers and honors America. Included in the program are "American Civil War Fantasy," "Mancini Magic," "Golden Age of Broadway," "Armed Forces Salute" and John Philip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever." The La Verne Youth Ensemble directed by Dennie Duran-Flores will also perform several numbers and join the band for the finale. The MC for the evening will be Kyle Brown. Lots of great music for your enjoyment to close out the band's 2019 Summer Concert Series.
This year promises to be the best summer of music yet, so please join the Pomona Concert Band for their 72nd Anniversary of Music in the Park representing the City of Pomona.
You can follow the Pomona Concert Band on their website at www.pomonaconcertband.org to view their concert schedule plus photo and video galleries. The band has a YouTube Channel, along with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram websites. So click on the icons at the bottom of this email and visit our sites and let us know what you think.
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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