Capitol Pops Concert Band
Director: Kurt Pearsall
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. Band business is overseen by a Capitol Pops Council elected by the membership. More information on Capitol Pops activities can be obtained by calling (916) 725-5214.
Council chair: Richard Kupper