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 has resumed weekly rehearsals for their 2022-2023 fall and holiday concert season at Scarborough High School.  Rehearsals run from 7 to 9 p.m. in the school's band room.

The Maine Pops Concert Band is looking for musicians in Maine and New Hampshire to join or rejoin the band as it continues to rebuild following the coronavirus pandemic.  The band has nearly 70 registered musicians already registered for its upcoming season 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.

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.

The Maine Pops's successful return to public performances started in July of 2021 with summer rehearsals at outdoor venues in the Portland area. The band modified its indoor rehearsal structure to prepare for its annual fall and Christmas holiday schedule in 2021, then returned to full rehearsal sessions in early 2022 when clearance was granted to resume rehearsals at Scarborough High School - the band's rehearsal home.

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