Capitol Pops Concert Band

The Capitol Pops Concert Band Director will select music that is interesting to perform, entertaining to listen to, and varied in style emphasizing American popular music. The rehearsal schedule will allow for individual and collective development of band members and the appropriate presentation of the music.

Vision: The Capitol Pops Concert Band will perform high quality, well-prepared music for the pleasure of the participating musicians and the entertainment of its audience.

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Address: PO Box 633
Citrus Heights, CA 95611
County or Parish: Sacramento
Primary NTEE: Arts,Culture & Humanities 
Sub NTEE: Music 
Executive Director: Kurt Pearsall
Contact Email:
Primary Phone: 916-396-2667
Since 1997, the Capitol Pops has performed a diverse portfolio of high-quality, well-prepared music for thousands of patrons throughout Northern California. Based in Citrus Heights, the band is under the leadership of Director Kurt Pearsall. It's a self-supporting, all-volunteer band of 65 members. The musicians represent a wide cross-section of the Sacramento area, ranging in age from 12 to 94. Always on the lookout for musical talent, the Capitol Pops aims to promote and sponsor student participation in the band. Tax deductible donations to the Capitol Pops scholarship fund provide private music lessons for interested student members. The band was certified a California Public Benefit Corporation in March 2003 and granted federal nonprofit status - 501(c)(3) - in June 2004 and pays fees to ASCAP and BMI for music performance rights.

The Capitol Pops Concert Band aims to promote and sponsor student participation in the band. The Capitol Pops also aims to perform a diverse portfolio of high-quality, well-prepared music for thousands of patrons throughout Northern California on a yearly concert schedule.

Band business is overseen by a Capitol Pops Council elected by the membership, and the band is a member of the Association of Concert Bands.
The band incurs expenses that pay for the transportation of equipment to and from concert venues, maintenance and upgrading of the music library, maintenance and upgrading of percussion instruments, sound equipment, music stands, venue insurance, rehearsal and office space, staff salaries, and performance fees to BMI and ASCAP. These expenses outweigh the income from concert fees so that most of the income has been generated from fund raising sources and donations from community based organizations.
The Big Day Of Giving will help to offset this imbalance. We need your help!

Our top needs:
  1. Space: Office or Other - Rehearsal site 5 year lease: approx. $48,000 and venue insurance: $1,600 a year.
  2. Funding: Program - Director Stipend: approx. $5,500 a year.
  3. Funding: Program - Transportation cost: $1,200 a year.
  4. Funding: Unrestricted - Library maintenance: $2,500, sound equipment: $3,500, and maintenance of instruments: $600 a year.
'The Capitol Pops is beginning its 20th year of music making. A majority of our concerts are free, and open to the public. So, we hope to see you at one of the many community concerts that we perform throughout the year. We have new music in our folders, and after several months of rest and rehearsal, we are feeling refreshed and renewed for the upcoming season. As I look through the scheduled concerts, I begin to anticipate the fun, excitement, food, places, and faces that I will enjoy. I am looking forward to seeing you!'

Kurt Pearsall, Executive Director