2015 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"Hits from the Brits"
Concert Sponsored by Western University
8:00 PM Thursday, July 16th, 2015
Linda W. Taylor, Conductor
Mr. Edmund Fry, Announcing
Opening Ceremony
    Fanfare for Tomorrow
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
    God Save the Queen
Folk Song Suite ............................................................. Ralph Vaughn Williams
Nimrod ............................................................................... Edward Elgar/Calliet
Three Celtic Dances ................................................................... Brian Balmages
Special performance by the Los Angeles Police Pipe Band
Highland Cathedral ............................................................. Korb-Roever/Peaple
featuring the Los Angeles Police Pipe Band
-- Intermission --
The Great Little Army ................................................................. Kenneth Alford
Yorkshire Ballad ............................................................................ James Barnes
Horkstow Grange ........................................................................ Percy Grainger
The Lion King .......................................................................... arr. John Higgins
Cavalry of the Clouds .................................................................. 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.