2009 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"Sousa Goes to the Theater"
8:00 PM Thursday, August 27th, 2009
Linda W. Taylor Conductors Jorge Garcia
Opening Ceremony
    Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Glory of the Yankee Navy ............................................ John Philip Sousa
Broadway Showstoppers .................................................. Warren Barker
The Days of Wine and Roses .............. Henry Mancini / arr. John Krance
Highlights from Mamma Mia ........ Benny Andersson / arr. Roy Phillippe
Tribute to Jerome Kern .................................................... Warren Barker
Riders for the Flag ....................................................... John Philip Sousa
-- Intermission --
Hollywood Milestones ......................................................... John Higgins
Highlights from Exodus ............................ Ernest Gold / arr. Alfred Reed
The Shadow of Your Smile ............... Johnny Mendel / arr. Ken Whitcomb
Highlights from Man of La Mancha .... Mitch Leigh / arr. James Ployhar
Zorba the Greek ......................... Mikis Theodorakis / arr. Ken Whitcomb
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. ............................ John Philip Sousa
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.