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Posted on March 3rd, 2014
ONTARIO/CHAFFEY COMMUNITY SHOW BAND
Dr. Gabe Petrocelli, Director
TO: Our Show Band Family
FROM: Your Band Director
WHAT'S UP? A Merry-Go-Round of Bands
WHERE? Gardiner Spring Auditorium
WHEN? Monday, March 10, 2014
WHAT TIME? 7:30 pm Sharp
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? $0000000000.00
Dear Friends and Music Lovers,
The Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band will host A Merry-Go-Round of Bands concert on Monday March 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Gardiner Spring Auditorium on the campus of Chaffey High School located at 1245 N. Euclid Avenue in Ontario. The concert features the musicians of the Pomona Concert Band, Covina Concert Band, and Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band. Pre-concert entertainment begins in the lobby at 7:00 p.m. Complimentary Starbucks coffee and refreshments will be provided until 7:20 p.m. Admission to the concert is FREE.
The Pomona Concert Band was organized in November of 1947 by G. Stanton Selby. Since that time, the Band has become an important part of all music activities in Pomona. The Band performs at major civic events, gives concerts for neighboring cities, and presents a summer series of nine weekly concerts in Ganesha Park at the G. Stanton Selby Bandshell. All performances are free to the public.
The Band rehearses and performs throughout the year, and is built basically on adult membership. However, outstanding high school and college-age musicians are invited to audition for membership. The Band is under the direction of Linda W. Taylor, Conductor and Musical Director, and Dr. Jorge Garcia, Assistant Conductor. Band members come from Pomona and more than twenty nearby communities to make music together. They will perform "Liberty Fanfare," "American Flourish," "Gabriel's Oboe," with solo oboist Timothy Hite, "How To Train Your Dragon," "Golden Age of Broadway," and finish with the march "Standard of St. George."
The Covina Concert Band was established in 1956 and continues to provide crowd-pleasing performances year after year at no cost to the audience. It has become one of Covina's icons. In addition to their summer weekly Thursday evening concerts in Covina Park, the band also attracts audiences to many performances at other venues within the local region. Small ensembles have been created from within the band such as "Twist of Orange," the swing band of the Covina Concert Band. "Twist of Orange" was created to satisfy a passion for Jazz held by many of our members, and to increase the scope of music provided for the enjoyment of their audience.
Mr. Tom Ridley begins his second year as director of the Covina Concert Band. He provides strong leadership and makes wise decisions. With Tom's influence on the business of building of the band, the band continues to grow in size and quality. The recent additions of quality players and the application of Tom's fresh conducting skills have encouraged a sound that the legendary Charles King, founder of the Covina Concert Band, would recognize. The band will perform "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair," "Ol' Blue Eyes," "Medley from Miss Saigon," and "I Got Rhythm."
The Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band under the direction of Dr. Gabe Petrocelli was organized in 1985 by Director Emeritus R. Jack Mercer when former Chaffey High School music students urged their retired band director to organize an alumni band. This grew into the Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band which is now supported by the City of Ontario and Chaffey Adult School. Over the past the past 27 years, the Show Band has performed for over 500,000 music lovers in the Greater Ontario community, including those who are not able to attend but watch the performances on public television. The Show Band provides ten concerts annually at no cost to the public and featured artists such as concert pianist Maria Perez-Goodman, singers Aimee Nolte and Andrea Calderwood, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ron Ellington Shy. It's home is Gardiner Spring Auditorium but also performs for city-sponsored events at the Jack Mercer Bandstand, Ontario Convention Center, Bellevue Memorial Park, and local high schools. The Show Band's concert repertoire will include Souza's "Black Horse Troop March," "All Things Bright and Beautiful," "Suite form Carmen," "Ceremonial for Band," "Sunnyside Overture," and "A Leroy Anderson Portrait." Assistant directors Douglas McKenna Jr. and David Schaafsma will also assist with the conducting.
Join us for an exciting night of music and have a hot cup of FREE STARBUCKS COFFEE. Also, you will have the opportunity to “feed” the Hungry Tuba. This concert will be broadcast on local Ontario cable Channel 3. Check your cable listings for the date and time.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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,