“The Wonderful World of Disney” is the theme for the Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band’s upcoming concert, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 16 at Merton Hill Auditorium, on the southwest corner of North Euclid and Fifth Street at Chaffey High School. campuses in Ontario.
The free concert will feature a collection of hits from Walt Disney cartoons, TV shows and movies, and the Woodwind Celebration Ensemble will present a pre-concert program at 7 p.m. in the auditorium lobby, according to a press release. .
Featured soloists include Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band trombonist Stephen Cavaretta, who will perform “Stay Awake” from the movie “Mary Poppins,” and alto saxophonist and dancer Kathy Soderlund, who will star in “A Whole New World from Aladdin and a mix of themes from the Zorro movies. Soderlund created the choreography for both pieces.
The guest artist is singer Charlie Nolte, who grew up in Pomona and is the son of Aimee Nolte, who has performed many times with the Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band.
Nolte, who attended Brigham Young University-Idaho last year, studied with vocal coach Sara Leib and appeared in national commercials for Suave and Mercedes-Benz. He also performed with the Bonita High School Chamber Singers and played the role of Pinocchio in “Shrek”. He plans to attend Fullerton College in the fall and later continue his musical studies at the Berklee School of Music.
During the band’s concert, Nolte will be featured in “Evermore” from “Beauty and the Beast”, “When She Loved Me” from “Toy Story 2” and “Tonight” from “West Side Story”.
The band will open the concert with “Disney’s Magic Kingdom,” a medley of tracks including “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Someday My Prince Will Come,” and “Mickey Mouse March.”
The concert finale, “Disneyland Adventure,” is a collection of tunes Disneyland guests have been hearing for years, including “It’s a Small World,” “Ballad of Davy Crockett,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Whistle While You Work”. and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”.
The performing group is also scheduled to perform as part of the Memorial Day Memorial Program at Bellevue Memorial Park in Ontario at 10 a.m. on May 30.
For more information on the Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band, go to showband.net.