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Posted on August 16th, 2022
Pomona Concert Band Final 2022 Summer Concerts
Dear Friends of the Pomona Concert Band and Supporters,
The Pomona Concert Band continues its 75th Annual Summer Concert Series held at the G. Stanton Selby Bandshell, behind the Community Center building in Ganesha Park, 1575 North White Avenue, on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on August 18th and 25th. The band is sponsored by the City of Pomona. The series included six previous Thursday evening concerts with the finale on August 25th plus one bonus concert. All performances are free to the public, so you are invited to bring your lawn chair, visit the band's concession stand or bring your picnic basket, and enjoy a summer evening of music.
For concert number seven on Thursday August 18th the band will present "Something Old, Something New" directed by Linda Taylor, Jorge Garcia and Kerry Kline and MC'd by Pomona City Councilman Steve Lustro. The program will feature "Appalachian Morning," "Cowboy Rhapsody," "Slippery Gentlemen" featuring the trombone section and "Hawaiian Medley."
The Pomona Concert Band's final summer concert on Thursday August 25th is titled "Stage and Screen - America Sings" and will feature music that was written for Broadway, Hollywood and to celebrate our country. Included in the program are "The Lion King," "Cats," "Mary Poppins Selections," "Selections from E.T." and will close with John Philip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever." The MC for the evening will be columnist David Allen. Lots of great music for your enjoyment to close out the band's 2022 Summer Concert Series.
The Pomona Concert Band will present their special bonus concert when we will host the Golden State British Brass Band at a special time and date on Sunday August 28th at 5:00 p.m. in the G. Stanton Selby Band Shell. Conductor Jack Hollander will take the brass band through a wide variety of British band music along with many American favorites. They have been a crowd favorite in the past so don't miss this great addition to our summer concert schedule!
This year promises to be the best summer of music yet, so please join the Pomona Concert Band for their 75th "Diamond Jubilee" Anniversary of Music in the Park representing the City of Pomona. The Pomona Concert Band is under the baton of Linda W. Taylor, Conductor and Musical Director, and Assistant Directors Dr. Jorge Garcia and Kerry Kline. Band members come from Pomona and more than twenty surrounding communities to make music together. The Pomona Concert Band was founded by G. Stanton Selby in 1947 as part of a local Pomona American Legion Post. The Band has represented the City of Pomona in countless events and performances over the years, including tours of Europe and Japan in 1985 and 1988. The band represented the city in April 2015 with a stellar performance at the Association of Concert Bands Convention in Sacramento, California.
You can follow the Pomona Concert Band on their website at www.pomonaconcertband.org to view their concert schedule plus photo gallery and video gallery. The band has a YouTube Channel, along with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram websites. So click on the icons at the bottom of this email and visit our sites and let us know what you think.
Donations to the band are always welcome and appreciated. The community can help support the Pomona Concert Band by becoming a supporter of The Friends of the Pomona Concert Band at the FRIENDS level ($99 & under), PATRONS ($100+), BENEFACTORS ($500+) and DISTINGUISHED BENEFACTORS ($1,000+). All Donor's names will be included on every program and our website for the entire concert season. The Friends of the Pomona Concert Band is a registered charity under Internal Revenue Code Section 501 C (3). Checks may be made out to: Friends of the Pomona Concert Band, P.O. Box 2753, Pomona, CA 91769.