The Maine Pops Concert Band serves the greater Portland, Maine metro area with one of the larger community bands in the state.

The band successfully completed its 2023 season, performing two benefit concerts for retirement centers in Portland, three public summer concerts in Portland, Falmouth and Cape Elizabeth; and two December holiday benefit concerts in Falmouth and Portland.  The band was also honored to perform during ceremonies held August 10 to commission the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter John Patterson in Portland.

The Maine Pops Concert Band continues its recruitment of musicians in Maine and New Hampshire to join or rejoin the band.  The band has nearly 100 musicians registered, well over the membership numbers held prior to the pandemic.  No auditions are required, but the band is now concentrating on filling specific instrumental voids within sections.  Musicians playing bassoon, clarinet, French horn, oboe, percussion and trombone are needed. Those interested in joining can go to The Band – Maine POPS Concert Band.

Although conditions have improved greatly, COVID-19 is still present in Maine, and the health and safety of our musicians and our community regarding COVID-19 will continue to impact our mission to our community. All members must be up to date with their COVID vaccinations, based on the CDC's definition as "completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received the most recent booster dose recommended for you". The Maine Pops Board of Directors will continue to assess the COVID-19 environment as the band performs and will make rehearsal and scheduling modifications based on current CDC and Maine state guidelines.

For more information on our continued musical mission, reach out to Bob Swerdlow at president@mainepops.org.