The Carson Valley Pops is the community orchestra of Douglas County, Nevada performing regularly in the Minden and Gardnerville areas, and offering scholarship monies to local student musicians.

If interested in performing with the Pops, contact CJ Birch at cjbirch3@gmail.com. Woodwind and string players are always needed.

The Pops rehearses on Monday nights from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the CVIC Hall in Minden (Downbeat is 7:10pm).  The public is welcome to sit in on rehearsals.

Most concerts start at 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.


Pops Concert 20171209.Still045Sarah Jeffries has been accepted at Brigham Young University in Idaho and plans to pursue a double major in computer science and animation.  She played both clarinet and piano before switching to the viola in 7th grade.  Since then, Sarah has played with the Carson City Strings in the Schools and participated in STRAZZ (an advanced jazz and fiddle ensemble), the Carson High School pit orchestra, and the Carson City Symphony Orchestra.  Music is an important part of her life and she plans to continue playing the viola throughout college and beyond.

Mackenzie Craik will be attending Portland State University where her interests include engineering and graphic design with an emphasis in space and spaceship design.  She started playing clarinet in the 5th grade and switched to bassoon her freshman year of high school.  Mackenzie played with the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra for two years and has also played with the Carson City Symphony, Toccata, and the honor band the last two years.  She plans to continue to play the bassoon in her college orchestra and later in community orchestras.

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