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 W. J. Zabelsky at 775-283-1779. 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.



August 22, 29
September 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17
October 21 - Dress Rehearsal
October 22 - Autumn Concert
October 24
November 14, 21, 28
December 5
December 9 - Dress Rehearsal
December 10 - Winter Concert

Stephanie will graduate in 2017 from the University of Nevada, Reno where she is majoring in Music/Music Education.

She is Director of the Rosebud Dance Band and Assistant Director of the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra.  Her past experience includes playing with many local groups such as The Mile High Jazz Bank, the Carson City Symphony, Carson City Community Band, the Tahoe Dance Band, the Nevada Wind Ensemble, the Nevada Symphony Orchestra, and the Nevada Symphonic Choir. She has worked with theater troupes as a pit musician and plans to teach at the high school level.

Kat is a senior in high school, studying at Western Nevada college while also being homeschooled.

She has played second violin with the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra since 2012, She also plays piano, bass, guitar, and drum, and has recently started taking voice lessons.

Kat plans to continue her music education,  hoping to perform and teach.

Brandon is a Junior at the University of Nevada, Reno where he is majoring in Music/Percussion Performance.  He hopes to go on to post-graduate studies in percussion.

He has been the drummer for the Rosebud Dance Band for four years and is also their backup Director.  While in high school, he played with the jazz band, wind ensemble, marching, band, as well as choir and concert band.  At UNR, he plays with 12 ensembles and plans a career teaching, playing, and composing.

Ethan is a senior in high school and has been playing the violin since he was three.  He has played with Strings in the Schools Program, Strazz, Reno Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra, and NMEA All-State Orchestra, the Boise Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Carson City Symphony.

Ethan plans to study physics and astronomy in college, while continuing to play the violin.



Carson Valley Pops Orchestra
P.O. Box 512
Minden, NV  89423


Paula Crout
(775) 291-6954


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