2023-2024 Concert Season
Welcome to the 2023-2024 Season, the 38th concert season of the Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band! This year we look forward with great excitement to our upcoming concert season. Please see our tentative show schedule. Currently the membership of the Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band is comprised of a wide variety of occupations from doctors, lawyers, dentists, mechanics, educators, and other professions.
Jazz pianist and vocalist Aimee Nolte will be the Show Band's featured guest artist on the "What The World Needs Now: The Music of Burt Bacharach" concert on September 18, 2023.
We are excited to start this season on Monday, September 18th in historic Gardiner Spring Auditorium, located on the campus of Chaffey High School. The performance pays tribute to Burt Bacharach, one of the most celebrated songwriters in the history of popular music. Aimee Nolte, talented Jazz pianist, vocalist, and educator will sing four Bacharach favorites. Guest artists featured throughout the 2023-24 concert season will include Martene Craig and her Arise Bell Ringers, The Colony High School String Orchestra, renown percussionist and educator Homero Chavez, vocalists Vicky Shell, Victor Garnica, Dr. George Matamala, Gigi Garner, Brian Detwiler, Bob Worley, Jazz pianist Dr. Reed Gratz, and others.
For almost four decades the Show Band has been performing one free concert a month for the Greater Ontario Community, bringing in an array of talented guest artists as well as providing musical performances for various city-sponsored events. The Show Band is directed by Dr. Gabe Petrocelli, esteemed composer, arranger, and conductor, and two assistant conductors: Mr. David Schaafsma and Mr. Patrick Arnold.
The Show Band continues to grow as we add tremendous new talent to our band. We feature many of our own musicians as conductors, vocal and instrumental soloists, and also welcome a talented array of guest artists to our programs on a regular basis.
The Ontario Chaffey Show Band relies on the generous donations of sponsors and financial support from the City of Ontario to help keep our programs running. Additionally, a non-profit organization called "The Friends of the Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band" helps to provide assistance to the Show Band. If you enjoy the Show Band performances, please consider making a tax-deductible and secure payment via our PayPal account, conveniently located on left side of our website. Or, mail your donation to: Friends of the OCCSB at P/O Box 1512 Ontario, CA 91762. Your donation helps to keep music alive in the community!
We look forward to seeing you at one (or all!) of our programs this year. Please be sure to check our show schedule for our performance and venue calendar. As always, thank you very much for your support of the Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band... THE GREATEST SHOW BAND IN ALL THE LAND!!