The Pomona Concert Band will perform its annual spring concert, “Diamond Jubilee Celebration,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the G. Stanton Selby Bandshell behind the Ganesha Park Community Center building, 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 emcee is David Allen, columnist for the Southern California News Group, and Heriberto Feliciano will lead the color guard, according to a news release.
The program includes “Tubby the Tuba”, a 1945 piece on a small tuba that feels sad because it never gets the melody of the songs. 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.
Viki Bertram will play “Gabriel’s Oboe”, by Ennio Morricone and arranged by Robert Longfield, on English horn.
The program also includes “Theme and Fugue” from Benjamin Britten’s “A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra”; “We May Rise,” arranged by Preston Hazzard; “The March of the Melody Shop” by Karl King; “Road to Damascus” by Ed Huckeby; “Soaring with John Williams”, arranged by Robert W. Smith; “Jubiloso Overture” by Frank Erickson; and music from “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 in numerous events and performances over the years, including tours of Europe and Japan in the 1980s.
For more information, visit pomonaconcertband.org.