2011 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"The President's Chioce"
Concert Sponsored by Ameriprise Financial
8:00 PM Thursday, July 21st, 2011
Linda W. Taylor Conductors Dr. Jorge Garcia
PCB President Allan Small, Announcing
Opening Ceremony
    Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Glory of the Trumpets .............................................. James Brockenshire
English Folk Song Suite ................................... Ralph Vaughan Williams
Guest Conductor: Kerry Kline
A Tribute to Stephen Foster ............................................. Sammy Nestico
The Entertainer ................................................. arr. Arthur Frackenpohl
Mancini Concert Band Medley ........................................ Jerry Brubaker
-- Intermission --
March of the Belgian Paratroopers ................ Pierre Leemans/arr. Wiley
American Overture ..................................................... Joseph W. Jenkins
The Symphonic Beatles ............................................... arr. John Cacavas
My Fair Lady ................................................ arr. Robert Russell Bennett
Guest Conductor: James Lytthans
The British Eighth ....................................................................... Zo Elliot
America the Beautiful ............................................. arr. Carmen Dragon

Linda W. Taylor Linda W. Taylor joined the Pomona Concert Band in 1968.  During her years of membership she has held the Solo Clarinet chair, was Assistant Conductor for several seasons, and then 27 years ago moved to 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 Symphonic Winds of the Pacific, 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.
 

Kerry Kline, trombonist for PCB, recently moved from Florida to Southern California to pursue advanced studies in Music Education and Performance.  He brings with him several years of classroom experience in band and orchestra conducting.

Dr. James Lytthans has been a member of PCB for nearly 55 years, having joined at age 13.  He retired as a teacher of instrumental music from the Los Angeles Unified School District after 35 years of service.  He is an active professional clarinetist.