2008 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"American Travelog"
8:00 PM Thursday, August 21st, 2008
Jorge Garcia, Conductor
Opening Ceremony
    Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
I Left My Heart in San Francisco ........................................ George Cory
Dixie ................................................................................... Morton Gould
Kentucky ............................................................ Edwin Franko Goldman
Belle of the Ball ............................................................. LeRoy Anderson
Laredo ............................................................................. CliftonWilliams
King Cotton .................................................................. John Philip Sousa
      Dr. Philip Pumerantz, Conducting
-- Intermission --
The Pecos Overture ....................................................... John Tatgenhorst
      Mr. Christopher Northrop, Conducting
"Mardi Gras" ........................................................................ Ferde Grofe
      from The Mississippi Suite
The Forty-ninth Star ....................................................... William Gerrard
Canadian Sunset .............................................................. Eddie Heywood
Washington Post ............................................................ John Philip Sousa
California Here I Come ............................................... Buddy G. DeSylva
America the Beautiful ............................................. arr. Carmen Dragon

Jorge Garcia Jorge Garcia, has been involved in music education since 1969.  He has taught music on all levels from Kindergarten through college.  Included in his conducting experiences are The Memorial Orchestra for Chiang Kai-shek, 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 several pieces for the Pomona Concert Band and the Golden State British Brass Band.  He is a well-known lecturer in the areas of Classroom Motivation, "Hymnody in the 21st Century Church," and "Cultural Trusteeship" by Third-Age Learners.  He will receive his doctorate in Music Education with an emphasis on Lifelong learning this summer.  He has given presentations in several countries and was a speaker at the International Conference of Lifelong Learning in Budapest, Hungary, in the fall of 2007 as well as a mentor teacher for the Christian schools in Taiwan.  He joined the Pomona Concert Band in 2005 playing tuba.   His daughter, Taylor, joins him in the band wielding mallets in the percussion section, as her UCR schedule permits.