2013 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"A Journey to the U.K."
8:00 PM Thursday, July 18th, 2013
Linda W. Taylor, Conductor
Mr. Edmund Fry, Announcing
Opening Ceremony
    Sound Innovations Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
A Manx Overture ...................................................................... Haydn Wood
Imperial Edward March .................................................. John Philip Sousa
The Irish Blessing .............................................................. arr. Jorge Garcia
Vocalist: Isaac Gonzalez
Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis .............................. arr. Jay Bocook
Castle Coch March ....................................................................... T.J. Powell
-- Intermission --
The Dam Busters March ............................................................. Eric Coates
Calon Lan .................................................................................. arr. Eric Ball
Euphonium Soloists: Norm Taylor & Brent Decker
A Tribute to John Lennon ................................................. arr. Jerry Nowak
Prelude to Comedy .................................................................. Gordon Jacob
The Magic of Andrew Lloyd Webber ............................. arr. Warren Barker
The Standard of St. George March ....................................... Kenneth Alford
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.

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.