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Current Newsletter / The Show Band's February 16th 2015 Concert

Posted on February 13th, 2015

Dr. Gabe Petrocelli, Director

TO: Our Show Band Family
FROM: Your Show Band Director
WHAT'S UP? Valentine's Day: A Celebration of Love
WHERE? Gardiner Spring Auditorium
WHEN? Monday, February 16, 2015
WHAT TIME? 7:30 pm Sharp
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? $0000000000.00

Dear Friends and Music Lovers,

The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band and Ontario Foundation are proud to present "Valentine's Day: A Celebration of Love."  The performance will take place on Monday February 16, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in historic Gardiner Spring Auditorium on the campus of Chaffey High School located at 1245 N. Euclid Ave. in Ontario.  Come early to the auditorium lobby at 7:00 p.m. to listen to a pre-concert recital by "The Woodwind Celebration" and sample the complimentary Starbucks coffee and cookies that will be provided.  The concert will be narrated by City of Ontario Councilwoman Debbie Porada and Retired County Supervisor Gary Ovitt.  Admission to the concert is FREE.

St. Valentine's Day is celebrated in many countries throughout the world as a time to express love through gifts, poetry and music.  The Show Band celebrates this special time through a repertoire of beautiful and exciting songs of love.  They will open the program with George Gershwin's "Love Is Sweeping the Country" and also showcased in Dean Martin's famous theme song "Everybody Loves Somebody," the upbeat "Love Is Just Around the Corner" and a Frank Sinatra favorite "Love Is a Tender Trap."  Larry Cariato will play a captivating trumpet solo on a Duke Ellington composition entitled "In a Sentimental Mood."

Three outstanding vocal artists will be highlighted on the concert;  Show Band 1st Clarinetist and vocalist Chris McAleer, Show Band trumpeter and vocalist Taunia Falasca.  Ms. McAleer is a professional musician who excels in all aspects of performance.  She has been featured on numerous Show Band concerts during the past 18 years as both a solo clarinetist and vocalist.  Chris will sing the popular standard from the fifties "Love and Marriage," "Love Potion Number Nine" and "L.O.V.E."  Ms. Falasca has been with the Show Band for the past two Years.  She is originally from Boston, settled in a nearby community, and has become a vital addition to the Show Band as both a member of the trumpet section and talented vocalist.  Ms. Falasca will sing the beautiful ballad "When I Fall in Love," the haunting Victor Young song "Love Letters," Richard Rodgers' famous song "My Funny Valentine," and "The ABC’s of Love."

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 $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 Show Band Director,

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