Since 1997, the Capitol Pops Concert Band (CPCB) has performed a diverse portfolio of high-quality, well-prepared music for thousands of concert-goers throughout Northern California. Based in Citrus Heights, the band has been under the leadership of Director Jerry Lopes since its inception. It’s a self-supporting, all-volunteer band of some 70 members, including students, and the musicians represent a wide cross-section of greater metropolitan area. Band members range from high-school age to octogenarian. Always on the lookout for musical talent, the CPCB aims to promote and sponsor student participation in the band. Tax deductible donations to the CPCB scholarship fund provide private music lessons for interested students.
The band was certified a California Public Benefit Corporation in March 2003 and granted federal nonprofit status in June 2004. Band business is overseen by a CPCB Council elected by the membership, and the band is a member of the Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association and the Association of Concert Bands.