Camping with the Pops Summer 2022
For 47 years, the Pops Orchestra has been performing concerts for the greater Sarasota and Bradenton communities but you may not be aware of the Orchestra’s support of young musicians.
In 2018, Camping With the Pops was started to provide high school and college music students the opportunity to continue their musical development during the summer.
This year, over 30 students, coached by Pops Orchestra musicians, participated in a week-long camp performing in ensembles that included a string quartet, a woodwind quintet, a brass quintet, a percussion ensemble, and a jazz band.
The faculty coaches for the camp were drawn from the musicians of The Pops Orchestra. They included: John Schindler, Percussion Ensemble; Vic Mongillo, Jazz Band; Dr. Jane Hoffman, Woodwind Quintet; Nikki Rinsema, String Quartet; and Bob Moore, Brass Quintet.
The camp was sponsored by The Hecht Foundation and the State College of Florida.