2013 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"Guest's Choice"
8:00 PM Thursday, August 1st, 2013
James Christensen, Guest Conductor
Opening Ceremony
    Carmina Burana Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Program will be selected from the following:
Program to be announced...
America the Beautiful ....................................................... arr. Carmen Dragon

James Christensen 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.