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We are deeply saddened to announce the passing last Tuesday night of our beloved Maestro Jack Mercer.  Band members are heartbroken in having lost the father of the Show Band and also a great friend.  Without question, Jack was one of a kind and will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know him.

The celebration of life/memorial service for Jack Mercer will be held on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 10:30am at The First United Methodist Church of Ontario located at 918 N. Euclid Avenue, Ontario CA 91762.

Please, no flowers.  The family would like to honor Jack by having donations made in lieu of flowers to the scholarship that is in Jack's name that the Chaffey High School Music Department gives to a deserving music student each year.  This college scholarship is for a student that is handpicked by the band director as the most promising student that is planning to go to college to further his or her music education.  Donations for this scholarship fund can be sent to:
Friends of the OCCSB  *  P.O. Box 1512  *  Ontario, CA 91762

The Daily Bulletin printed a very nice article by Davis Allen in Thursday's paper.  Follow this link the view the article, Jack Mercer, Chaffey High’s Music Man.

Gabe Petrocelli Jack Mercer The Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band is based in Ontario, California, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles, and is under the direction of Dr. Gabe Petrocelli with Director Emeritus R. Jack Mercer.  Band members are not just from Ontario, but represent at least 2 dozen nearby communities as well.  Adult musicians are always welcome to participate.  Rehersals are on Monday evenings from 7 to 9:30 PM at the Chaffey High School Jack Mercer Band Room, 1245 North Euclid Avenue, just south of the Interstate 10 Freeway.  The band performs monthly concerts in the historic Gardiner W. Spring Auditorium.  All performances are free to the public. 

Be sure to check our program schedule for the 2013-2014 season.  You can view this month's newsletter or subscribe and have our newsletter delivered to your email box every month.

Say, did you miss the last show, you can still get a DVD video!  Did you like the last show so much you want to send a tape to friends in Iowa?  DVD copies of past performances are available!  Thanks to our friends at John Knapp & Rob Van Riel Productions.

Join the band, come visit our regular rehersals every Monday night at Chaffey High School from 7-9:30 PM.

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