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

The band began its 2024-2025 season with a series of public and private summer concert performances; most occurring in the Portland area.  Currently, the band has four remaining engagements to fill its 2024 summer season. Please go to our schedule page for a complete summer listing.

The Maine Pops Concert Band continues its recruitment of musicians in Maine and New Hampshire to join or rejoin the band.  The band has over 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.