Ontario’s Chaffey Community Show Band to perform ‘Music From Around the World’ – Daily Bulletin

The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band will perform “Music From Around the World” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 28 at the Gardiner Spring Auditorium in Ontario.

Admission is free and the concert is preceded by a woodwind celebration in the auditorium lobby at 7 p.m.

The program will feature tunes from around the world and the band will pay tribute to Upland’s Roman “Roach” Foronda, a band member who died in January, according to a press release.

Soloists will include Show Band member and vocalist Isaac Gonzalez; trumpeters Mike Pfister and Steve Collins; longtime guest vocalist Brian Detwiler; singer George Matamala; guest guitarist Rusty Wise; and Sylvia Mann, Music Director and Conductor of the Southland Symphony Orchestra, who will conduct several pieces and perform a medley on the viola.

Brian Detwiler will sing “Around the World in 80 Days”, the concert’s theme song, as well as “Bali Ha’i”, “The Girl From Ipanema” and “Three Coins in the Fountain”.

George Matamala will sing two songs as part of the tribute to Roman Foronda – “Smooth” and “Turn, Turn, Turn!” — and Rusty Wise will replace Foronda as the guitar soloist in “Europa.”

Trumpeters Mike Pfister and Steve Collins will perform “The Streets Of Old San Juan,” an original composition by Show Band manager Gabe Petrocelli.

Sylvia Mann is featured as the alto soloist in “Un Petit Medley Français”, which consists of two songs from Paris – “Under Paris Skies” and “Le Vie en Rose”.

The concert will end with a medley of songs from the British Isles.

The narrators will be Todd Haag, principal of Chaffey Adult School, and Debbie Haag, teacher at Chaffey Adult School.

Gardiner Spring Auditorium is located on the campus of Chaffey High School at 1245 N. Euclid Avenue, Ontario. Parking is available at the Fourth Street and Fifth Street parking lots.

People attending the concert must wear face masks.

For more information, visit showband.net.

Corina C. Butler