Nov 7 - Dec 31, 2019

Monterey County Pops!


The Monterey County Pops! is an orchestra dedicated to bringing pops and patriotic music performed by professional musicians to the residents and visitors of Monterey County free-of-charge, and to strategically identifying, engaging and educating under-served youth of Monterey County.

The Big Idea

The Salinas Valley community asked and we delivered: we've expanded our program to bring free, professional orchestra concerts featuring young musicians to the Salinas Valley. We enlarged our Salinas Birthday celebration concert, added a 3-part music workshop at Rancho Cielo, and a holiday concert/music workshop with the Gonzales School System. This is in addition to our very successful Community Concert at the Salinas Armory with the Alisal Center for the Fine Arts, our Salute to Vets concert at the Stanton Theater in King City, and our holiday concert with Greenfield Middle Schools. Next year, we want to do more! More concerts, more locations, more kids involved in creating free-to-the-public professional quality music experiences.

One of our supporters in King City remarked how pleased he was to be marking the Monterey County Pops! 5th-Annual Salute to Vets concert at the Stanton Theater. His comment: "We never expected to see you come back. So many groups drop in once, and never return." Our commitment to the Salinas Valley and to our mission to create free, live professional music for underserved communities and students has been noticed and appreciated by the entire community.

- Anonymous