Press Release • November 9, 2016

The Philly POPS Festival Brass will perform at two ceremonies on Veterans Day:

When: November 11, 2016 at 11:30am-1:15pm

Where: Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Front and Spruce Streets

What: The Philly POPS Festival Brass Quintet performs for the Veterans Day recognition service, hosted by Major General Wesley Craig. This is the quintet’s second year in a row performing at this ceremony as part of its Salute Series — which recognizes the American tradition of service on important holidays.


When: November 11, 2016, 11:45am-12:20pm

Where: Dilworth Park

What: The Philly POPS Festival Brass Quintet performs as part of Dilworth Park’s Rothman Institute Ice Rink opening ceremony.

Who: The Philly POPS Festival Brass is a quintet featuring trombone, trumpet, French horn, and tuba.  The ensemble has performed at the Pope’s speech at Independence Mall in 2015 and the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony on July 4, 2016.

The Festival Brass delights audiences with music from the Great American Songbook, Broadway Shows, jazz legends, and patriotic songs and marches – with pop culture surprises along the way.

The ensemble is frequently invited to provide music of celebration tailored to civic occasions and holidays. It has performed extensively throughout the Philadelphia region at such events as the Taney Dragons’ Welcome Parade, Phillies games, at Macy’s storied Eagle during the holidays and at numerous Christmas tree lightings and other community gatherings.

About The Philly POPS
The Philly POPS, the largest standalone pops orchestra in the United States, delights audiences with the inspired performance of American popular music. The POPS celebrates this distinctive musical heritage through an expanding repertoire of innovative concert presentations and a robust set of educational and engagement initiatives.

Now in its 38th season, the official POPS orchestra of Pennsylvania serves a consistently growing audience of over 100,000 annually. Music Director Michael Krajewski and the 65-piece Philly POPS orchestra keeps listeners tapping their toes to an impressive repertoire of songs from American traditions of music up through today’s chart toppers.

Outside the concert hall, Salute Series performances – including POPS on Independence on July 3 and I’ll Be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military and First Responders – celebrate the American tradition of service around important national holidays; POPS in Schools enhances music education for Philadelphia School District students; and POPS Outside brings POPS music to local communities.

The Philly POPS performs as a founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and at venues throughout the mid-Atlantic region.