2007 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"A Tribute To Our Friends"
8:00 PM Thursday, August 23th, 2007
Linda W. Taylor Conductors Jorge Garcia
Mr. Joe Romero, Chief of Police, Pomona, Announcing
* Special Guest Conductor, Dr. Philip Pumerantz
President, Western University of Health Sciences
Opening Ceremony
Dedicatory Overture ........................................................ Clifton Williams
Trumpet Concerto .......................................................... Franz. J., Haydn
Trumpet Soloist:  Malcolm McNab, Honoring Walter Laursen
The Light Eternal ............................................................... J. Swearingen
Second Prelude ............................................................. George Gershwin
Honoring Lew Forney
March of the Mitten Men .............................................. John Philip Sousa
-- Intermission --
O Magnum Mysterium ....................................... Lauridsen, arr. Reynolds
The Chimes of Liberty ......................................... Edwin Franko Goldman
Spirit of Life ..................................................... D. Catherwood, arr. Selby
Euphonium Soloist:  Norman Taylor, Honoring Lou Dokken
U.S. Field Artillery March * ......................................... John Philip Sousa
La Virgen de la Macarena ................................................. arr. Chas Koff
Trumpet Soloist:  Malcolm McNab
Amazing Grace ......................................................... arr. William Himes
Trombrero .......................................................................... Frank Cofield
Featuring the Trombone Section, Honoring Lou Dokken
Purple Pageant ........................................................................ H. L. King
America the Beautiful ............................................. arr. Carmen Dragon

Malcolm McNab Malcolm McNab's appearance tonight with the Pomona Concert Band illustrates the high regard he has for his early trumpet instruction with Walter Laursen.  He credits Laursen with recognizing and nurturing his talent in the vital early years of his training and setting him on the path to a successful performance career.

After early experience with an Army band, the San Francisco Ballet, and a touring chamber group McNab returned to Los Angeles where he has become one of the busiest and best known musicians in the area.  His credits include concert appearances with the major professional orchestras in the area, nearly 2000 movie soundtracks, and a long list of television shows.  He has recently recorded a virtuoso CD entitled "Exquisite" which may be purchased through his website: www.malcolmmcnab.com.