The Mobile Symphonic Pops Band is celebrating its 40th season this year. If you've not heard one of their amazing programs, you owe it to yourself to do so. Luckily, there are still plenty of opportunities left in the year to do so!
If you're moved by live performances of symphonic music, then you'll definitely want to experience a Mobile Symphonic Pops Band concert.
The Mobile Symphonic Pops Band, formed in 1977, is a voluntary community band. Originally known as the "City of Mobile Symphonic Pops Band," they've since dropped the "city of " part of their name, due in part to evolving sponsorship. The band is also sometimes simply referred to as "The Mobile Pops Band."
In the ensuing decades, the band has gained in prominence and popularity. Their annual series of "StarBright" concerts in Langan Park are especially well attended. The band is also called to perform at important events outside the area, such as the Louisiana World Exposition in New Orleans, for example.
The Mobile Symphonic Pops Band is made up of adult, volunteer woodwind, brass, and percussion players. The band is currently led by Conductor David Dueitt. Dueitt is a retired band teacher and director with more than 30 years of experience working with music education programs. He has also served as an adjudicator for countless concert and marching band competitions, as well as directing a number of All-State and County Honor Bands.
Performances from the group feature both classical compositions and newer, often show, tunes. 2017 is the Mobile Symphonic Pops Band’s 40th concert season. Though much of the season is already past, seven more opportunities to see them perform remain.