The Carson Valley Pops is the community orchestra of Douglas County, Nevada. The Pops performs regularly scheduled concerts in the Minden and Gardnerville areas and offers scholarship monies to local student musicians.
The Pops is actively recruiting new musicians. We are always in need of additional string players and have current openings for French Horn, Trombone and Bassoon positions. Auditions will be held, as necessary, by the conductor.
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.
Please contact conductor W. J. Zabelsky at 775-283-1779 for more information on performing with the Pops.
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February 1, 8, 22, 29
March 7, 14, 28
April 8 - Dress Rehearsal
April 9 - Spring Concert
April 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 4 - Independence Day Concert
August 22, 29
September 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17
October 21 - Dress Rehearsal
October 22 - Autumn Concert
November 14, 21, 28
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.
KATHARINE (KAT) R. MACMARTIN
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.
2016 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS