The Maine Pops Concert Band weekly band rehearsals continue for its 2024 Spring and Summer Concert season.

The band rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., normally at Scarborough High School while school is in session. As always, there will be adjustments to the rehearsal schedule through the year as the local Scarborough schools conduct their own music and theater programs at the high school and middle school levels. The Maine Pops will take all steps necessary to coordinate alternate venues and inform the membership of rehearsal site changes in advance.

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. 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.

2024 Spring Rehearsal and Public Performance Schedule

May 23 - Maine Pops Swing Band Rehearsal, First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach Street, Saco, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
May 29 - Maine Pops Concert Band Rehearsal, Falmouth High School, Falmouth, 7 to 9 p.m.
May 30 - Maine Pops Swing Band Rehearsal, First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach Street, Saco, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
June 5 - NO REHEARSAL
June 6 - Maine Pops Swing Band Rehearsal, First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach Street, Saco, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
June 12 - Maine Pops Concert Band Rehearsal, Scarborough High School, Scarborough, 7 to 9 p.m. (Note: Last day of school in Scarborough will be June 14.)
June 13 - Maine Pops Swing Band Rehearsal, First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach Street, Saco, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
June 19 - Maine Pops Concert Band Rehearsal, Scarborough High School, 7 to 9 p.m.
June 20 - Maine Pops Swing Band Rehearsal, First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach Street, Saco, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
June 26 - Maine Pops Concert Band Rehearsal, Scarborough High School, 7 to 9 p.m.
June 27 - U.S. Coast Guard Regional Change of Command performance, Portland Ocean Gateway, Portland, 11 a.m.
June 27 - Maine Pops Swing Band Rehearsal, First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach Street, Saco, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
June 29 - Annual R.B. Hall Music Festival, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Bridgton, ME, 11 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. (Festival is from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., R.B. Hall massed band performance is from noon to 12:40 p.m.)

2024 Summer Rehearsal and Public Performance Schedule

July 3 - Maine Pops Concert Band Camp Ketcha Concert, Camp Ketcha, Scarborough, ME, Time TBD.
July 4 - No Swing Band Rehearsal - Fourth of July holiday.
July 11 - Maine Pops Swing Band Rehearsal, First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach Street, Saco, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
July 18 - Maine Pops Swing Band Rehearsal, First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach Street, Saco, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
July 25 - Maine Pops Swing Band Rehearsal, First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach Street, Saco, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
August 1 - Maine Pops Swing Band Rehearsal, First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach Street, Saco, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
August 8 - Maine Pops Swing Band Rehearsal, First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach Street, Saco, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
August 14 - Maine Pops Concert Band Performance, Village Green, Cape Elizabeth, ME, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
August 15 - Maine Pops Swing Band Rehearsal, First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach Street, Saco, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
August 16 - Maine Pops Concert Band Performance, Bath Gazebo Park, Bath, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
August 22 - Maine Pops Swing Band Rehearsal, First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach Street, Saco, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

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