2019 Concert Program Notes

Here you can view our summer concert programs from our 2019 72nd 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

"Dance the Night Away"

7:30 PM Thursday, July 11th, 2019

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

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Vienna Festival Overture
Franz von Suppe/Bourgeois
Song of the Spirit Dance
Leon Steward
Italian Polka
Rachmaninoff/Leidzen
Skydance
Robert Sheldon
Stepping Along
Edwin Franco Goldman
INTERMISSION
 
Cossack Dance
Tschaikovsky/Bourgeois
Belle of the Ball
Leroy Anderson
3 Celtic Dances
   1. Reel. 2. Air. 3. Jig
Brian Balmages
Washington Post March
John Philip Sousa
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
 
Pomona City Seal On behalf of the Pomona City Council, I proudly welcome you to the Pomona Concert Band's 2019 Summer Concert Series at the G. Stanton Selby Bandshell in Ganesha Park.  The Pomona Concert Band is a true jewel in the City of Pomona, and we thank them for giving our community 72 years of wonderful music and entertainment.  We commend our musicians, music directors, City staff and volunteers for their continuous efforts in making there concerts a success every year.  Enjoy the music!

Tim Sandoval, Mayor, City of Pomona
 

July 18th - Second Summer Concert

"Salute to the UK"

7:30 PM Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Linda W. Taylor, Conducting
Edmund Fry, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
    God Save the Queen
Crown Imperial
Sir William Walton
The Little English Girl
D.Delle Cese/Bourgeois
Queen in Concert
arr. Jay Bocook
Pentland Hills
James H. Howe
INTERMISSION
 
Highland Cathedral
   David Huxley, Bagpipes Soloist
Korb, Roever/Ian Peeple
A Longford Legend
Robert Sheldon
The Symphonic Beatles
Lennon, McCartney/Cacavas
H.M. Jollies March
Kenneth Alford
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
 
Linda W. Taylor 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 March, 2006, she was appointed Conductor and Musical Director of the band.

In addition to playing in the PCB she is a founding member and co-manager of the Golden State British Brass Band, and plays tuba annually in the Colorado Brass Band, as well as in several brass bands in England.

Prior to her retirement in 1998 Linda taught Instrumental Music in the Baldwin Park Unified School District for 30 years.  During those years she garnered a long list of professonal honors and awards and guided the internship of ten new teachers.
 

July 25th - Third Summer Concert

"A Musical Kaleidoscope"

7:30 PM Thursday, July 25th, 2019

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

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Oracles of the Sirocco
Robert Sheldon
Communion
Carl Strommen
Dramatic Essay
   Allan Small, Trumpet Soloist
Clifton Williams
Where Eagles Soar
Stephen Reineke
Apollo March
David Coppedge
INTERMISSION
 
Everest
Rob Romeyn
In the Shining of the Stars
Robert Sheldon
Highlights from Mamma Mia
Andersson/Phillippe
Black Horse Troop March
John Philip Sousa
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
 
Pomona Concert Band Among the many budget items the City of Pomona has been forced to eliminate is the direct financial support for the Pomona Concert Band.  The City still provides logistical support such as rehearsal, concert, and office facilities, as well as personnel to assist with our concerts, for which we are most grateful.

As a result, we turn to our patrons and friends for donations to meet our expenses, such as music purchases, instrument maintenance and repair, and administrative expenses.  You may support the band by patronizing our snack bar, participating in the 50/50 raffles, advertising in our summer programs, or by direct donation.  Any band member can give you the necessary information for such support, and, WE THANK YOU!
 

August 1st - Fourth Summer Concert

"I Wanna Join the Band!"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Dr. Jorge Garcia, Conducting
Councilman Rubio Gonzalez, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Tcherepnin Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Violet's Etude
Jorge Garcia
The Universal Judgement
Nardis/Cafarella
Bravura March
C.E. Duble
Rush Street Tarantella
Paul Yoder
New Colonial March
R.B. Hall
INTERMISSION
 
Themes from Offenbach
Offenbach/Johnson
Empress of the Pagoda
   Lucas Critchfield, Marimba Soloist
Jorge Garcia
The Klaxon March
Henry Fillmore
Canzon Duodecimi Toni
Gabrielli/Jorge Garcia
National Emblem March
Edwin E. Bagley
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
 
Dr. Jorge Garcia Dr. Jorge Garcia is the Assisant Conductor for the PCB and has been involved in music education since 1969.  He has taught music on all levels from Kindergarten through college.  He has conducted several honor groups including the Memorial Orchestra for President Chiang Kai-shek, the Sino-American Honor Band, and The Taiwan Youth Symphony Orchestra as well as various honor bands and orchestras in Southern California.  He is a published composer and has written pieces for the Pomona Concert Band and the Golden State British Brass Band and currently owns his own publishing website, Talent Music Publishers.  In 2008 he received his doctorate in Music Education with an emphasis on Lifelong Learning.  He has given presentations in several countries including the International Conference on Lifelong Learning in Budapest, Hungary.  He directed ther Faith Orchestra Camp, Davao, Republic of the Philippines during the summers of 2013 to 2014.  He joined the Pomona Concert Band in 2005 playing tuba.
 

August 8th - Fifth Summer Concert

"PCB's Got Talent"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Featuring Conductors From Within The Band
Allan Small, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Carmina Burana Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Comrades of the Legion
John Philip Sousa
Awakening Hills
Richard Saucedo
Ashford Celebration
Ralph Ford
Odyssey for Percussion
Eliot Del Borgo
Arsenal
Jan Van Der Roost
INTERMISSION
 
American Folk Rhapsody #3
Clare Grundman
Solace in the Equinox
Tyler Grant
Theme from JAG
Bruce Broughton
Hymn Song for Sunday
Don Gillis
The January February March
Don Gillis
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
 
Dr. James Lytthans has been 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 is an active professional clarinetist.

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 ...

James Thompson ...

Christopher Northrop, a product of the Pomona Schools, is currently a music teacher in the Fontana Unified School District, a position he has filled for 15 years.  He graduated from Ganesha High School, earned his B.A. at California State University San Bernardino.  He plays trumpet in the PCB.

Sarah Silva ...

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.

Dr. Miyoshi Feliciano has played trumpet for 42 years, including 13 years with the Pomona Concert Band.  She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, with a major in Film Scoring.  She subsequently received her doctorate degree in Chiropractic in 1995 and has a private practice in Whittier, California.
 

August 15th - Sixth Summer Concert

"Traveling Concert and PUSD Night"

Honoring the Pomona Unified School District
7:30 PM Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Linda W. Taylor, Dr. Jorge Garcia & Kerry Kline, Conducting
Jason Rothman, PUSD Board of Education, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Carmina Burana Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
The Stormchasers
Robert Sheldon
Fantasy on Early American Tunes
Kevin Mixon
Invincible Eagle
John Philip Sousa
How to Train Your Dragon
arr. S. O'Laughlin
Travelin' Music
Robert Sheldon
Bandology
Eric Osterling
INTERMISSION
 
American Flourish
Robert W. Smith
Liberty Loan March
John Philip Sousa
Who Was That Masked Man
Jay Bocook
Rise of the Firebird
Stephen Reineke
Hail to The Spirit of Liberty
John Philip Sousa
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
 
Pomona Unified School District Logo Outstanding high school instrumentalists are invited for membership in the Pomona Conert Band.  Reading and performing a wide repertoire under skilled leadership promotes their musical growth as well as supplementing the band's membership.  PCB appreciates the support of the Pomona Unified School District in this aspect of our program.
 

August 22nd - Seventh Summer Concert

"Concert in the Park"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Kerry Kline, Conducting
Linda Taylor, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Courtly Air and Dances
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Finding a Way
Chris M. Bernotas
A Hymn for Band
Hugh M. Stuart
The Ayres of Agincourt
Richard Meyer
English Folk Song Suite
Ralph Vaughan Williams
INTERMISSION
 
Instant Concert
Harold Walters
Majestia
James Swearingen
Cumberland Cross
Carl Strommen
On Golden Wings
Michael Oare
Galop
Bird/Syler
America the Beautiful
Carmen Dragon
 
Kerry Kline Mr. Kerry Kline joined the Pomona Concert Band in 2008 and has been in music education since 2004 when he received his Bachelors of Music, in Music Education, from the University of Tampa.  While there, he studied trombone with Donald Zegal, a trombonist of the Florida Orchestra and conducting techniques from Dr. Jeffrey Traster.  He was a founding member of Pi Mu, a National Music Fraternity of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and was a sponsor of Tri-M, a high school national music honors society.  He has been a Board of Director of the Pomona Concert Band since 2014 and in 2018, was appointed an Assistant Director for PCB, bringing with him several years of classroom experience in band and orchestra conducting.
 

August 25th - Bonus Summer Concert

"British and American Favorites"

6:00 PM Sunday, August 25th, 2019

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

"American Treasures"

7:30 PM Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Linda W. Taylor, Dr. Jorge Garcia & Kerry Kline, Conducting
Kyle Brown, Announcing

Opening Ceremony
    Opening Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
American Civil War Fantasy
Jerry Bilik
Mancini Magic
Henry Mancini/Brubaker
   The La Verne Youth Ensemble - Directed by Dennie Duran-Flores
Number to be announced
TBA
Number to be announced
TBA
INTERMISSION
 
Golden Age of Broadway
Richard Rodgers/John Moss
Battle Hymn of the Republic
William Steffe/H. Akers
Armed Forces Salute
Robert Lowden
   The La Verne Youth Ensemble will join PCB
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.