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Posted on June 18th, 2022
Pomona Concert Band 2022 Summer Concert Series
Dear Friends of the Pomona Concert Band and Supporters,
The Pomona Concert Band announces its 75th 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 7th. The band is sponsored by the City of Pomona. This year the series will include eight Thursday evening concerts with the finale on August 25th 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 is celebrating its 75th "Diamond Jubilee" Aniversary this year. 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 7th is titled "Symphonic Celebration" and will feature music written for the symphony hall. 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 "Light Cavalry Overture," "Let Freedom Ring," "Suite in Eb" and "Symphonic Celebration."
The second of the band's summer concerts will be Thursday July 14th with the theme of "Strike Up The Band," directed by Linda Taylor, Jorge Garcia and Kerry Kline and MC'd by journalist David Allen. The concert will feature "Anthem for Winds and Percussion," "Teddy Bears Picnic," "Bright Lights," and Gershwin's "Strike Up The Band."
"Carnival of the Animals and Other Fun Music" will be the theme for the concert on Thursday July 21st, directed by Dr. Jorge Garcia and MC'd by Linda Taylor. Music written about animals and other fun stuff will include "Mother Goose Suite," "Dance of the Knights," "Elite Syncopations," "Redetzky March" and "Carnival of the Animals."
The band will display that "PCB's Got Talent" on Thursday July 28th 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 guest conductor Emeritus James Lytthans, Stephen Klein who plays euphonium, trumpeters Christopher Northrop and Denny Duran-Flores, french horn player Karen Greenwood, percussionists Lucas Critchfield and James Thompson, and David Schaafsma from the tuba section.
On Thursday August 4th the band will present concert number five titled "Concert In The Park" directed by Kerry Kline and MC'd by Linda Taylor. Kerry's choice of music will include "A Leroy Anderson Portrait," "American Riversongs," "What a Wonderful World" and "A Childhood Remembered."
On Thursday August 11th the band will feature a concert titled "Celebrating 75 Years of The Pomona Concert Band" directed by Linda Taylor. The concert will celebrate the band's Diamond Jubilee Aniversary. Selections will include "Diamond Jubilee March," "Soaring With John Williams," "Dances of a Shimmering Spirit" and "Highlights from Frozen." The MC for evening will be Edmund Fry.
For concert number seven on Thursday August 18th the band will present "Something Old, Something New" directed by Linda Taylor, Jorge Garcia and Kerry Kline and MC'd by Pomona City Councilman Steve Lustro. The program will feature "Appalachian Morning," "Cowboy Rhapsody," "Slippery Gentlemen" featuring the trombone section and "Hawaiian Medley."
The Pomona Concert Band's final summer concert on Thursday August 25th is titled "Stage and Screen - America Sings" and will feature music that was written for Broadway, Hollywood and to celebrate our country. Included in the program are "The Lion King," "Cats," "Mary Poppins Selections," "Selections from E.T." 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 music for your enjoyment to close out the band's 2022 Summer Concert Series.
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 28th at 5:00 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!
This year promises to be the best summer of music yet, so please join the Pomona Concert Band for their 75th "Diamond Jubilee" 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 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.