Ontario Chaffey Community Show Ban To Put On Dual Concerts May 15 And May 30

The musicians of the Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band and Al and Jennifer Boling are proud to present “Music of the 70s” on Monday May 15, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
The concert will be held at the band shell in Ontario Town Square located at N. Euclid Ave. and “C” Street in Ontario. Since, the performance is outdoors, you are encouraged to bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets. The performance is free to the public.
Popular music in the 1970’s saw the rise and development of many subgenres that included Disco, Funk, Soul, R & B, Smooth Jazz, Hard Rock, New Wave, Punk Rock, Progressive Rock, Blues Rock, Soft Rock and Pop, and Heavy Metal. The first half of the 1970’s witnessed the emergence of British heavy metal groups such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. In the second half of the decade, many acts primarily from the U.S.A. along with groups from the British Isles and Australia, became very popular. They included Alice Copper, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Ted Nugent, Elton John, Simon and Garfunkel, Barry Manilow, Frank Zappa, Billy Joel, Olivia Newton-John, The Carpenters, Carlos Santana, The Bee Gees, The Jackson Five, Neil Diamond, Helen Reddy, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gayes, and many others.Vocalist Vicky Shell will make her debut with the Show Band in “Copacabana.” Also, a talented group of Show Band soloists will be featured as soloists that include trombonist Stephen Cavaretta in “Song Sung Blue,” clarinetist Neil Vargas in “Strangers On the Shore,” trumpeter Steve Collins in “We’ve Only Just Begun,” a flute duet featuring Barbara Farr and Kenya Nelson in “Stairway to Heaven,” a tenor sax solo on “A Song For You” by Pat Arnold, vocal-
ist Natasha Le in “I Am Woman,” vocalist John Holguin in “Black Magic Woman,” clarinetist Richard Montague in “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” a percussion trio featuring Bob Mattus, Richard Rakijian, and Steve Sturges in “Haskell’s Rascals,” and “Puff the Magic Dragon” featuring the tuba section; Dave Schaafsma, Brunson Achiu, Michael Bachman, Bruce Ford, and Dennis Sampson.
The performance will be narrated by City of Ontario Mayor Paul Leon and Retired Ontario City Manager Al Boling.
The Show Band will also perform in the Memorial Day Remembrance Program at Bellevue Memorial Park at 10:00 a.m. on Monday May 29, 2023. The Show Band will join members of the Ontario Fire Department, Ontario Police Department, and local veterans from each branch of the services in paying tribute to military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces. The program will be narrated by retired County Supervisor and former City of Ontario Mayor Gary Ovitt. The guest vocalist will be Mr. Brian Detwiler and the keynote address will be given by Dr. James Hammond, Superintendent of the Ontario Montclair School District. The Show Band members are looking forward to a larrge turn out.

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