The Pomona Concert Ensemble will present its annual Spring Concert, “Diamond Jubilee Celebration,” at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 1, at G. Stanton Selby Bandshell behind the Community Center building in Ganesha Park, 1575 N. White Ave.
The concert is sponsored by the Pomona Community Services Department and admission is free.
Linda W. Taylor, Jorge Garcia and Kerry Kline will lead the group. The master of ceremonies is David Allen, a columnist for the South California News Group, and Heriberto Feliciano will head the color guard, according to a press release.
The program includes “Tubby the Tuba,” a 1945 piece about a little Tuba who feels sad because he never gets the tune in the song. Steven Klein will play the role of Tubby and Jorge Garcia will tell the story of Tubby. The lyrics are by Paul Tripp, the music is by George Kleinsinger and the arrangement is by George Roach.
Vicky Bertram will play “Gabriel’s Oboe”, by Ennio Morricone and arranged by Robert Longfield, on the English horn.
The program also features “Theme and Fugue” from The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten; “We Can Get Up,” arranged by Preston Hazzard; “The Melody Shop March” by Karl King; “The Road to Damascus” by Ed Huckeby; Saaring With John Williams, arranged by Robert W. Smith; “Overture Jubiloso” by Frank Erickson; and music by “The Wizard of Oz,” arranged by James Barnes.
To celebrate the band’s 75th anniversary, the program will also include Karl King’s “Diamond Jubilee March”.
Guest conductors include James Lytthans, Denny Duran-Flores and Robert Selby.
The Pomona Concert Band was founded by G. Stanton Selby in 1947 and has represented the city of Pomona at many events and performances over the years, including tours in Europe and Japan in the 1980s.
For information, go to pomonaconcertband.org.
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