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Current Newsletter / The Show Band's February 15th 2016 Concert

Posted on February 4th, 2016

Dr. Gabe Petrocelli, Director
R. Jack Mercer, Founder

TO: Our Show Band Family
FROM: Your Show Band Director
WHAT'S UP? Valentine's Day
WHERE? Gardiner Spring Auditorium
WHEN? Monday, February 15, 2016
WHAT TIME? 7:30 pm Sharp
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? $0000000000.00

Dear Friends and Music Lovers,

The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band is proud to present a performance of Valentine's Day music on Monday February 15, 2016 at historic Gardiner Spring Auditorium.  The auditorium is located on the campus of Chaffey High School located at 1245 N. Euclid Ave in Ontario.  The narrators for the evening will be the Mayor of the City of Ontario, the Honorable Paul Leon along with Nick Adams.  Early concert goers are invited to come at 7:00 p.m. to hear The Woodwind Celebration in the lobby of the auditorium and enjoy complimentary cookies and Starbucks coffee.  The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and admission is always FREE to the public.

The concert will feature a program of love songs performed by the outstanding musicians of the Show Band and an array of talented instrumental and vocal soloists from the band.  The performance will open with a jazzy arrangement of "Oh You Beautiful Doll" arranged by Show Band trumpeter Roger Wood.  Trombonist Michael Valentine will perform the pretty ballad "Ruby" and trumpeter John Knapp will play the timeless trumpet solo "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossoms White."  Roger Wood will also solo as the band plays his arrangement of "Can You Read My Mind," the love theme from Superman.  Trumpet soloist Larry Cariato performs "Your Smile," an original composition written by Dr. Gabe Petrocelli.  Saxophonist Francisco Mowatt is featured in the memorable ballad "Never Let Me Go."

Vocal soloists include baritone player Tom Hill who will sing the Rock 'n Roll favorite "Love Potion #9."  Trumpeter and solo vocalist Taunia Falasca will sing "Come Rain or Come Shine," the beautiful ballad "Love Letters," and the timeless "My Funny Valentine."  Show Band concertmaster and solo vocalist Chris McAleer rounds out the program with Charley Chaplin's hit "Smile," "When I Fall in Love" and the ever-popular "The Shadow of Your Smile."

The Show Band will close out the concert by paying tribute to Black Culture Month with an exciting arrangement of the famous Negro spiritual "Wade In The Water."

Join us for a great night of music while having a hot cup of FREE STARBUCKS COFFEE, and put some green stuff in the Hungry Tuba.  We will also have many of our DVD's available for a small donation.  This concert will be broadcast on local Ontario cable Channel 3.  Check your cable listings for the date and time.

The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band is under the direction of Dr. Gabe Petrocelli and assistant director David Schaafsma.  For additional information regarding this performance or the Show Band's upcoming concert season, please check our website at


The community can also help support the Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band by becoming a patron of The Friends of the Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band Concert Society for $25.  Become a Bronze Baton donor for $50-$100; Steel Baton $150-$200; Silver Baton $250; Gold Baton $500; Platinum Baton $1,000 and Diamond Baton $2,500.  Individuals or businesses may also become a Show Sponsor for $2,500.  For more information on sponsoring a show, contact director Dr. Gabe Petrocelli at  All Donor names will be included on every program and our website for the entire concert season.  Baton and Show Sponsors will also receive complementary DVDs of each performance.  The Friends of the Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band is a registered charity under Internal Revenue Code Section 501 C (3).


Your Show Band Director,

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