2009 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"UP"
8:00 PM Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
Jorge Garcia, Conductor
Opening Ceremony
    2001 Fanfare ................................................................ Richard Strauss
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem ........................................................ arr. Jorge Garcia
The Invincible Eagle ..................................................... John Philip Sousa
The Universal Judgement ............................................. Camilio De Naris
My Little Star ...................................................................... Manuel Ponce
Field of Mars ............................................................ Aram Khachaturian
Panis Angelicus .................................................................... Cesar Frank
High Flight ......................................................................... Stephen Bulla
      Trumpet Trio: Allan Small, Mike Pfister and Chris Northrop
-- Intermission --
Shine on Harvest Moon ......................................................... Nora Bayes
Sagit Mountain .................................................................... Jorge Garcia
Over the Rainbow ................................................................ Harold Arlen
      Trumpet Soloist: Allan Small
Thunder and Lightening .................................................. Johann Strauss
Up, Up and Away .................................................................... Jim Webb
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 received his doctorate in Music Education with an emphasis on Lifelong learning last 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.