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

Emphasizing the theme of "Building Community Through Music," the band just completed its two December holiday performances.  The Maine Pops resumed normal rehearsals January 11 at Scarborough High School.  Rehearsals run from 7 to 9 p.m. in the school's band room.

The Maine Pops Concert Band continues its recruitment of musicians in Maine and New Hampshire to join or rejoin the band as part of its rebuilding effort following the coronavirus pandemic.  The band has nearly 70 registered musicians registered but is looking to return its membership to pre-COVID-19 numbers.  The band is in great need of clarinet, French horn, trumpet, bassoon, trombone and percussion players, but is also accepting members who play other instruments as well.  No auditions are required. 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.