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Posted on August 9th, 2023
Pomona Concert Band's Last Four 2023 Summer Concerts
Dear Friends of the Pomona Concert Band and Supporters,
The Pomona Concert Band has four concerts remaining in its 76th Annual Summer Concert Series that is 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. The concerts will include Thursday evenings August 10, 17, 24 and 31 plus one bonus concert. The band is sponsored by the City of Pomona. 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.
On Thursday August 10th the band will present our fifth concert titled "Choose Joy" directed by Kerry Kline and MC'd by Linda Taylor. Kerry's choice of music will include "Down a Country Lane," "Cumberland Cross," "Pie in the Face Polka," "An Irish Rhapsody" and "With Every Sunrise."
On Thursday August 17th the band will present a concert titled "Bandology" directed by Linda Taylor and the MC for evening will be Sir Edmund Fry. The concert will celebrate music written for the wind band. Selections will include "Overture for Winds," "Bandology," "Golden Jubilee," "The Falls" and "Fantasy on Jerusalem."
For concert number seven on Thursday August 24th the band will present "A Salute to Disney" directed by Linda Taylor, Jorge Garcia and Kerry Kline and MC'd by Columnist David Allen. As a special promotion for this concert, the Funny Business Comic Shop will be giving away Disney themed comics (e.g. Star Wars, Marvel) to the first 100 people that attend the concert that evening! Funny Business is located at 896 North Garey Ave. in Pomona. Music from Disney movies brings back many happy childhood memories, so make sure to bring your children and/or grandchildren with you to this concert. The program will feature "Snow White Overture," "Peter Pan Medley," "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Fantasia 2000" and "Disney Razzamatazz."
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 27th 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 in the past Don't miss this great addition to this year's concert schedule!
The Pomona Concert Band's final summer concert on Thursday August 31st is titled "Americans We" and will feature music that was written to celebrate our country. Included in the program are "An American Fanfare," "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "The Olympic Spirit," "Star Spangled Spectacular," "Armed Forces Salute" and will close with John Philip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever." The MC for the evening will be Columnist David Allen. Lots of great patriotic music for your enjoyment to close out the band's 2023 Summer Concert Series.
This year promises to be the best summer of music yet, so please join the Pomona Concert Band for their 76th season 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 gallery and video gallery. 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.