Comprised of musicians young and old, the Peoria Pops is conducted by a professional music educator. They accept students from Jr High through adult who want to improve by playing with a full orchestra. Some members were sent by private teachers; others are students who want a place to play and improve.
The Orchestra specializes in giving those who have not played for a while a place to perform and bring back those wonderful music skills of their past. Pops also has a Swing Band and a Dixieland Band in which members can participate. Pops provides its members with the opportunity of performing in public at retirement and extended care facilities as well as town festivals, the Illinois State Fair and their ever popular holiday program which is performed annually in December.