2008 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"American Classics"
8:00 PM Thursday, August 28th, 2008
Linda W. Taylor Conductors Jorge Garcia
Opening Ceremony
    Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Hail to the Spirit of Liberty .......................................... John Philip Sousa
Overture to Candide .................................................... Leonard Bernstein
Marche Creole ................................................................... Stephen Bulla
Buglers Holiday ............................................................. LeRoy Anderson
      Trumpet Trio: Tom Murie, Mike Pfister, Allan Small
Come to Zion ........................................................................ Jorge Garcia
George Washington Bicentennial ................................. John Philip Sousa
-- Intermission --
The Aviators ................................................................. John Philip Sousa
Shenandoah ....................................................................... Frank Ticheli
Music for a Darkened Theater ......................................... Danny Elfman
Armed Services Salute .......................................................... Bob Lowden
Red, White and Brass ................................. Rayburn Wright / Lee Norris
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.