2009 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"A Visit to the U.K."
8:00 PM Thursday, July 16th, 2009
Linda W. Taylor, Conductor
Edmund Fry, Rose Tree Cottage, Announcing
Opening Ceremony
    Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
London Bridge ...................................................................... Eric Coates
An Original Suite ............................................................... Gordon Jacob
      1. March
      2. Intermezzo
      3. Finale
2 Irish Songs ................................................................ Clare Grundman
Old Scottish Melody ...................................................... Charles A. Wiley
The Mad Major March ................................................... Kenneth Alford
-- Intermission --
Standard of St. George March ......................................... Kenneth Alford
Sine Nomine ..................................................... Ralph Vaughan Williams
Pentland Hills ................................................................ James H. Howe
Little English Girl ....................................................... Davide Delle Cese
The Symphonic Beatles ..................................................... John Cacavas
H.M. Jollies March .......................................................... Kenneth Alford
America the Beautiful ............................................. arr. Carmen Dragon

Linda W. Taylor Linda W. Taylor has been a member of the PCB for 41 years. During that tenure she has held the Solo Clarinet chair, was Assistant Conductor for several seasons, and for the past 25 years has played in the Tuba section.  In March, 2006, she was appointed Conductor and Musical Director of the band.  In addition to playing in the PCB she plays in the Claremont Winds, is a founding member and co-manager of the Golden State British Brass Band, and is a founding member of the Promenade Brass.  She has also played with the San Gabriel Valley Symphony, the La Mirada Symphony, the Colorado Brass Band, and with several brass bands in England.

Prior to her retirement in 1998 Linda taught Instrumental Music in the Baldwin Park Unified School District for 30 years.  During those years she garnered a long list of professonal honors and awards and guided the internship of ten new teachers.

In her spare time she and her husband, Norm (euphonium), enjoy traveling and playing with their dog, Smokey.