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Local concert band to perform at Rusch Park

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Article written and submitted by Hazel Ford–
A Citrus Heights-based band will be giving a free public concert at Rusch Park on May 6. The event is in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Capitol Pops Concert Band, which formed in 1997 — the same year Citrus Heights became a city.

The concert is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. in the Rusch Park Gym, located on Auburn Boulevard in Citrus Heights. Attendees can expect a run-time of around two hours with a 20-minute intermission, according to an April news release.

The nonprofit community band has about 60 members and will perform a selection of the band’s favorites from their past two decades of music — including show tunes, patriotic numbers, and some light classics. There will also be multiple soloists, both vocal and instrumental, and all band members will perform in full formal attire.

Current band director Kurt Pearsall will step aside for Jerry Lopes, a founding member who directed the band’s very first performance and will be directing again for the anniversary concert.

The event is co-sponsored by the Citrus Heights Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, with support from Auburn’s Eisley Nursery, which will provide a special rosebush for a student scholarship raffle. Attendees making voluntary donations will also be eligible for other raffle prizes.

For more details on the Capitol Pops Concert Band, visit their Facebook page or

Event Details:
Saturday, May 6, 2017
7-9 p.m.
Rusch Park Gym
7801 Auburn Blvd.


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