Maine Pops Concert Band Completes 35th Anniversary Season with Falmouth High School Performance

After a three-monthly delay, the Maine Pops Concert Band finally completed its 35th anniversary celebration with its "Bringer of Jollity Concert" held January 21 at the Falmouth High School auditorium in Falmouth, ME.

The concert was originally slated for November 19 as its annual fall concert but had to be postponed to illness to the band's conductor.The band performed its complete fall concert line-up before a moderate-sized audience inside the auditorium.

The concert program was as follows:

A Joyful Fanfare
Italian Festival
Amparita Roca
A Motown Portrait
Root Beer Rag
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Lux Aurumque
Russian Christmas Music
The Stars and Stripes Forever

About 40 members of the band then attended a post-concert get-together meal at Falmouth's Portland Pie Company.

Many thanks to Falmouth High School, its band director for not only hosting the concert, but also two preparatory rehearsals in the FHS band room, the auditorium tech staff, and the custodial staff.

The Maine Pops will begin rehearsals for its 2024 Spring Concert on Wednesday, January 24, returning to our Scarborough High School "home" for a two-hour session beginning at 7 p.m.

(Photos by Steve Barrett and Arthur McClanahan.)