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Current Newsletter / The Show Band's Special September 25th Concert

Posted on September 21st, 2014

Dr. Gabe Petrocelli, Director

TO: Our Show Band Family
FROM: Your Band Director
WHAT'S UP? Special Town Square Concert
WHERE? Bandshell at Ontario Town Square
WHEN? Thursday, September 25, 2014
WHAT TIME? 7:00 pm Sharp
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? $0000000000.00

Dear Friends and Music Lovers,

The Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band is excited to perform a special concert in the brand new Bandshell at the beautiful all new Ontario Town Square on Thursday September 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. for its first concert of the 2014-15 season.  The Bandshell is located one block East of Euclid Ave. at the corners of "C" Street and Lemon and "B" Street and Lemon.  Parking is available on the north side of "C" Street and Lemon.  Admission to the concert is FREE.  Some seating will be provided, however, it's recommended that you bring your lawn chairs.

The concert's repertoire will feature selections highlighting the musicians of the Show Band as well as celebrating the month of September.  Musical numbers include "Strike Up the 'Show' Band" featuring clarinet soloist Chris McAleer, "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," several Sousa marches "The Fairest of the Fair" and the timeless "Stars and Stripes Forever."  The Show Band also will perform the great American folk song "This Land is Your Land."  To celebrate the great month of September, the Show Band will perform "September Song," "See You In September," "The September of My Years" featuring flugelhorn soloist Douglas McKenna, Jr., "September," and "September In The Rain."  The concert will conclude with "The Bandmaster" written for R.Jack Mercer, father of the Show Band who recently passed away.

The Show Band is under the direction of Dr. Gabe Petrocelli with Director Emeritus R. Jack Mercer. Dave Schaafsma and Douglas McKenna, Jr. are the assistant directors.  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 $5,000.  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 Band Director,
Gabe Petrocelli

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