Chaffey Show Band James Bond Music Concert At Merton E Hill Auditorium April 24

Ontario (March 23, 2023) – The musicians of the Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band and the Chaffey Adult School are proud to present “A Salute to James Bond” on Monday April 24, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. in Merton E. Hill Auditorium located on the campus of Chaffey High School on the Southwest corner of N. Euclid Ave. and Fifth Street 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 April concert features a repertoire of theme songs from James Bond movies that span the course of more than a half century. James Bond was born from the imagination of British author Ian Fleming, who was best known for his series of Bond spy novels. He drew from his wartime service and his career as a journalist for much of the background, detail, and depth of his stories about his super spy.
The concert program will include theme songs from the first Bond film, Dr. No produced in 1962, to the 2012 movie Skyfall. Show Band soloists include dancer Kathy Soderlund who will perform in “From Russia With Love” and “Diamonds are Forever.” David Grasmick will play a piccolo trumpet solo on “You Only Live Twice.” Natasha Le will sing “Nobody Does It Better” from The Spy Who Loved Me. Saxophonist Francisco Mowatt will be featured on “A View To A Kill.” Assistant Director Pat Arnold will perform a tenor saxophone solo on “You Know My Name” from Casino Royale. The outstanding musicians of the Show Band will highlight the evening with their performances of “The James Bond Theme,”
“Goldfinger,” “Live and Let Die,” “For Your Eyes Only,” “License to Kill,” “The World Is Not Enough,” and “Skyfall.”
The performance will be narrated by Todd Haag, Principal of the Chaffey Adult School, and retired Chaffey District teacher Debbie Haag.
Please be sure to join us for this exciting evening of Bond hits and do not forget to invite your family and friends! You can also support the Show Band by visiting and feeding our 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.

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