8:00 PM Thursday, July 26th, 2012
||James Christensen, Guest Conductor
Presentation of the Colors
|Program will be selected from the following:
|Program to be announced...
|America the Beautiful ............................................. arr. Carmen Dragon
Returning to the PCB podium James Christensen brings a program of well known music
including many of his own compositions and arrangements. His rich background includes 37
years with Walt Disney Productions, where he served for 12 years as music director for both
Disneyland and Walt Disney World. He conducted the All-American Marching Band at the
grand opening of Euro-Disneyland in Paris on April 12, 1992. A prolific composer/arranger
with over 400 published works to his credit, Jim has also appeared as guest conductor with numerous
prestigious symphonic orchestras and ensembles. Among his current activities, he is a
trombone clinician for UMI-Conn and is an active member of several professional associations.
Jim's arrangements are currently heard at theme parks around the world. He has also arranged
and orchestrated music for the Boston Pops, the London Philharmonic, and several Super Bowls.
He continues to guest conduct for high school, college and community bands and has conducted the
Community Band of America (Band at Sea) since 1994.