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Our Fourth Concert Season
2016 - 2017



​REHEARSALS
September:  6, 13, 20, 27
October:  4, 18, 25                      
November:   1, 8, 15, 22, 
​December:  6
CONCERT-December 10, 2016;  2pm



REHEARSALS
​December:  13, 20
January: 10, 17, 24, 31 
February: 7, 14, 21, 28
​March: 1
CONCERT-March 4, 2017; 2pm

​REHEARSALS
March: 7, 14, 21, 28
​April: 4,18, 25
 May:  2, 9, 16, 23, 30            
​CONCERT-June 3, 2017; 2pm


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 Concerts are Saturdays 
at 2pm in the
Performing Arts Center
​of Pacific Grove
835 Forest Avenue

Pacific Grove, CA  93950

 

REHEARSALS

4:45PM - 6:30PM

DROP INs ARE WELCOME.

COME PLAY WITH US!


Our goal is to enrich the musical opportunities of local student musicians & our community; through advanced study, performance, & collaboration with local music educators & freelance musicians. 

Your Patron donation or Musician donation helps cover basic costs associated with the orchestra & staff.

 

To become a Patron or musician;

Contact us  at  info@pgpopsorchetsra.com 


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  PG Pops Orchestra, Inc. 

  Artistic Director, Conductor and Founder

  Barbara A. Priest

An award winning music educator of over 20 years and a lifetime musician, Barbara is the director of instrumental music at Pacific Grove Middle School; Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, Jazz Band & Jazz Combo, has served as the district music coordinator, and is a member of the Monterey French Horn Ensemble.


She has won the music educator of the year from both CMEA and the Monterey Jazz Festival, is the past president for CMEA-CCS, and serves the California Music Educator's Association for the Central Coast Section by hosting regional music festivals and events serving four counties.


Barbara is a proud product of peninsula school music programs and is the first honored alumni of Youth Music Monterey.  Originally a flute student, career highlights include a French horn scholarship at CSU Northridge under the direction of Dr. David Whitwell and Gary Pratt, studied Jazz with Ladd Macintosh and Joel Leach, conducting John Alexander and BA in Music Education at CSU, Fullerton.  


She is published in the CMEA Music Education Journal, has toured the West coast and Europe performing in symphonic and wind ensemble concert tours.  Barbara has enjoyed recording studio work in Los Angeles and playing horn as a member and guest conductor for the La Mirada Symphony.


Barbara has authored millions in grants, helped design three music facilities, designed K-8 Music curriculum including work aligning Common Core Standards with national framework and state Music Education Standards.  She has served on the boards of both the Norwalk La Mirada Foundation for the Performing arts as well as the board of directors for the Performing Arts Center of Pacific Grove. 

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An Orchestra with a Mission

The Pacific Grove Pops Orchestra is a 
premier community orchestra for our peninsula
founded to support and engage local student musicians through collaboration with freelance musicians and award winning music educators. 

Supplemental opportunities for musicians of all ages with quality popular repertoire​ in community concerts, creates a foundation to support musical arts in Pacific Grove and
​throughout the entire Monterey Peninsula. 

Our young musicians become future artists and patrons of the arts, which enriches our own culture.

JOIN US TODAY 

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            Members and Patrons

Calendar of Events 

PG Pops is a premier Community Orchestra for advancing student musicians of all ages from any community.  We offer a supportive environment for the study of winds, strings, & percussion through modern & popular repertoire. The weekly rehearsals are locally staffed with award winning music educators & freelance musicians. Students & professionals work together to foster all musicians & their connections within the Peninsula music community. 

ABOUT THE ORCHESTRA

PACIFIC GROVE POPS ORCHESTRA​



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