The POPS Symphony was created in 1992 by local musicians to provide an opportunity for them to participate in performances of light-hearted orchestral music during the summer when other musical groups were not active. It was first incorporated as a non-profit organization in May of 1996 as the “Prescott Summer POPS Symphony.”
The Prescott POPS Symphony is committed to supporting instrumental music programs in the schools. This academic year, the POPS will grant cash awards of up to $2,000 to qualified applicants.
With its intention to support youth involvement in music, over the years The POPS has contributed over $150,000 to local area intermediate and high school music programs for music, instruments, and uniforms. It has also contributed a total of $8500 toward an endowment for a music scholarship through the Yavapai College Foundation. Two scholarships have been awarded so far.