2006 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"Celebrate America"
8:00 PM Thursday, August 31st, 2006
Linda W. Taylor Conductors Jorge Garcia
Opening Ceremony
The Sinfonians ................................................................ Clifton Williams
Dedicated to G. Stanton Selby
Variations on a Shaker Melody ........................................ Aaron Copland
Bugler's Holiday ............................................................. Leroy Anderson
Trumpet Trio:  Tom Murie, Mike Pfister, Allan Small
Pirates of the Caribbean ................................................... Badlet/Wasson
Glory of the Yankee Navy.............................................John Philip Sousa
-- Intermission --
Marsche Minor ............................................................... Collette. Hausey
Festival Overture on the Star Spangled Banner .................... David Buck
American Civil War Fantasy .................................................. Jerry Bilik
Selections from "The Music Man" ................................ Meredith Willson
Battle Hymn of the Republic .............................................. William Steffe
Guest Conductor:  Anthony Bonner
The Stars & Stripes Forever ........................................ John Philip Sousa
America the Beautiful ............................................. arr. Carmen Dragon

Pomona Concert Band Founded in 1947 by G. Stanton Selby, the Pomona Concert Band has become an integral part of Pomona's musical scene.  Performing at civic events and seasonal concerts, the high point of the band's year is the series of Summer concerts in the G.Stanton Selby Band Shell in Ganesha Park.  All performances are free to the public.  The band has performed at Disneyland and regional band festivals as well as on tours of Europe and Japan.

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.