Show Band Concert Newsletter

Current Newsletter / The Show Band's 2016-17 Concert Schedule
Posted on August 8th, 2016

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

TO: Our Show Band Family
FROM: Your Band Director
WHAT'S UP? 2016-17 Concert Schedule
WHERE? Ontario
WHEN? Monthly
WHAT TIME? 7:30pm
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? $0000000000.00

Dear Friends and Music Lovers,

I hope all of you are having a great summer!  I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your loyalty and support during the 2015-16 concert season.  I hope you enjoyed the concerts, our show band musicians, and the array of special guest artists who performed on our stage.

The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band will begin rehearsals at the end of the month in preparation for the 2016-2017 concert season.  We are very excited about the programs we have planned for you.  The dates, themes, and venues are listed below.  All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.  Also, The Woodwind Celebration will again perform pre-concert music at 7:00 p.m. in the lobby of Gardiner Spring Auditorium (GWS) on the campus of Chaffey High School.  Complimentary refreshments once again will be provided for our early concert goers.  Please be sure to mark your calendar!

MondaySeptember 19th  7:30pmA Touch of JazzGWS
MondayOctober 17th7:30pmA Celebration of Hispanic Music  GWS
MondayNovember 7th7:30pmThanks To Our VeteransGWS
MondayDecember 19th7:30pmRinging In the HolidaysGWS
MondayJanuary 16th7:30pmSwinging With The Show BandGWS
MondayFebruary 13th7:30pmHappy Valentine's DayGWS
MondayMarch 13th7:30pmAn Evening in the Concert HallGWS
MondayApril 10th7:30pmDoo-Wop SpectacularGWS
MondayMay 1st7:00pmSan Antonio Winery ConcertSan Antonio Winery
MondayMay 15th7:30pmThe Sensational SixtiesHill Auditorium
MondayMay 29th10:00am  Memorial Day ConcertBellevue Memorial Park
MondayJune 19th7:30pmMusic From the MoviesGWS
Tuesday  July 4th10:30amFourth of July ConcertOntario Town Square

The Show Band family is proud to continue building on the foundation established by Maestro Jack Mercer over 30 years ago to provide free concerts for the citizens of the Greater Ontario community.  To do so, we rely on funding annually through the generosity of the City of Ontario, our show sponsors, and all of you-our generous donors.  We are pleased to announce that you may once again contribute to the show band online by going to  Your contributions are really appreciated and will help support our on-going development.  Remember that the show band is a non-profit organization, EIN #46-1422958.  So, all donations are tax deductible.

I look forward to seeing you at our first concert of the new season on September 19th.  "A Touch of Jazz" will feature professional Jazz musicians saxophonist Steve Alaniz and vocalist/pianist Aimee Nolte, and talented vocalist Lydia Tolman, Show Band concertmaster Chris McAleer, and the outstanding musicians of the Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band.  For more information about the Show Band, visit us at, and in social media on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

See you all on September 19th!

Your Band Director,