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Local band to ‘ring in the holidays’ with free concert at Rusch Park

Sentinel staff report–
The Citrus Heights-based Capitol Pops Concert Band plans to “ring in holidays” and close out its 20th season with a free holiday concert on Dec. 2 in the Rusch Park Gym. The two-hour Saturday event begins at 7 p.m. and will also feature a raffle and 20-minute intermission.

According to a news release from Band Manager Linda Glover, the concert will feature traditional holiday favorites, seasonal musical hits and carols, and a Christmas sing-along. The evening’s performance will be under the baton of Director Judith Steinle.

The raffle is set to feature several prizes, including a large poinsettia plant donated by Eisley Nursery of Auburn, with proceeds going to support the band’s student scholarship fund and other band expenses.

Capitol Pops has been a self-supporting volunteer band since 1997, made up of about 60 members ranging from teenagers to those in their 80s, according to the band’s website. The nonprofit group says they encourage student participation and often perform at community events in the Sacramento region, including several in Citrus Heights each year.

The band has performed at the Citrus Heights Red, White & Blue Parade, “Boos and Brews” at the Citrus Heights Community Center, and concerts at San Juan High School.

The upcoming Dec. 2 event is sponsored by the Sunrise Recreation and Park District. For more information, visit

*Note: although the Band’s online calendar indicated baked goods would be available at the concert, the Band later confirmed this was incorrect.

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