Chaffey Community Show Band 1960s Music Concert At Gardiner Spring March 20

The musicians of the Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band and the Milhiser Family will present “Music of the 60’s” on Monday March 20, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. in Gardiner W. Spring Auditorium located on the campus of Chaffey High School, 1250 N. Euclid Ave. in Ontario.
Early concert goers are invited to arrive at 7:00 p.m. to be entertained by the “Woodwind Celebration” ensemble in the lobby while enjoying complimentary coffee and cookies. The performance is free to the public.
The March concert features a collection of hit songs from a transformational period in American popular music – the 1960’s. The program will present a variety of musical genres that include folk, rock, swing, soul, and bossa nova.
Soloists from within the Show Band will be featured, including Zelna Zamora, Greg Cosner, Holly Audet, Tom “Elvis” Hill, John Holguin, Dana Rawlings, and Pat Arnold, the band’s assistant director .
The concert will also feature special guest artist Victor Garnica.
Several hits from the film The Graduate will be featured: a french horn duet by Zelna Zamora and Greg Cosner in “Scarborough Fair,” and Holly Audet will play a clarinet solo in “Sound of Silence.” Tom Hill will sing two memorable hits recorded by Elvis Presley, “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Teddy Bear.”
Vocalist John Holguin will perform the Frank Sinatra hit “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline.”
Flautists Dana Rawlings and Pat Arnold will be featured on the Bossa Nova hit “The Girl From Ipanema.” Arnold will also sing “Love Potion #9.”
Special guest vocalist Victor Garnica will sing “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” and “It’s Not Unusual.”
The musicians of the Show Band will highlight the evening with their performances of “Goin’ Out Of My Head,” “The Shadow Of Your Smile,” and The Beatles hit “Eleanor Rigby.”
The performance will be narrated by Retired City Manager and Monte Vista Water District Board Member Michael Milhiser and Ontario City Treasurer and Friends of the Show Band Treasurer Jim Milhiser.
Those so inclined can support the Show Band by visiting and feeding the Hungry Tuba located in the lobby of the auditorium. The 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 was founded in 1985 by R. Jack Mercer and is now under the direction of Dr. Gabe Petrocelli and assistant directors David Schaafsma and Pat Arnold. Band members represent at least two dozen communities throughout Southern California. Adult musicians and students are invited to participate. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7 to 9:00 p.m. at the Chaffey High School Jack Mercer Band Room. The band performs monthly concerts on the campus of Chaffey High School as well as at other venues throughout the community. All performances are free to the public.
For more information about the concert visit the Show Band website at or contact Dr. Petrocelli at

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