Our History

In 1926, a group of area physicians formed the Akron Doctor’s Orchestra so they could share their musical talent with the community. Over time, musicians from all walks of life joined the orchestra diversifying its membership. Consequently, in 1986 the orchestra’s name was changed to the Akron Pops Orchestra — a name which is well-respected throughout the greater Akron area.

Our Mission: Volunteer musicians dedicated to providing enjoyment to our community by sharing the gift of music.


Looking forward to enjoying great food and fellowship with the members of the Akron Pops Orchestra tomorrow afternoon! The annual Pops Christmas dinner and shareholder's meeting will be held Sunday December 4, 2016 from in the "Cuyahoga Room" at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium, 2345 Fourth St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221.
Everyone is asked to bring either an appetizer, salad, side dish, main dish, etc. to share. Pops will provide fried chicken.
Set up is at 3:00 p.m. Pot-luck dinner and meeting between 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. Room clean-up at 6:00 p.m.
It is easiest to park and enter the Natatorium from the 3rd St. side of the building.

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The orchestra is participating in the Acme Community Cash Back program again this year. Acme receipts will show Community Cash Back totals at the bottom from August 11 through December 31st. Please remember to keep saving your Acme receipts and drop them off at Pops rehearsals. If you network with friends and family to collect their Acme receipts too, you can help the Akron Pops Orchestra even more! ...

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Thursday September 1, 2016 from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. the members of the Akron Pops Orchestra will gather for their first rehearsal of the Pops 90th season!! (What a milestone of longevity this orchestra has achieved!!) Looking forward to seeing all of our regular musicians back after a month off and to greeting several new members in just three days :-). ...

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For all members of the orchestra, friends and family, as well as anyone else wising to support the Akron Pops Orchestra in an easy but meaningful way:

Please pass the word that we will be collecting Acme grocery store receipts as part of the Community Cash Back Program again this year.

Start to save Acme receipts dated from yesterday, August 11, 2016 through December 31, 2016. The bottom of the receipt will show if the Acme receipt has cash back value that can be donated to a non-profit group like the Pops!! :-). No need to do anything at all, but shop at Acme and then get the orchestra your receipts afterward.

There will be a bright pink collection box available each week in the Newell Theater at Quirk Cultural Center during Akron Pops Orchestra Fall rehearsals starting September 1, 2016 to deposit all collected Acme receipts.

We thank you for your support!!

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You have one final chance this Summer to enjoy a free outdoor concert performed by the Akron Pops Orchestra as we close out our 89th season. Please join the Akron Pops Orchestra on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Oak Park, 2250 12th St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223. Bring along a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and some bug spray. Maybe even enjoy a picnic in the park beforehand? :-). Please do invite friends and family to come along as well to enjoy the last Summer 2016 Akron Pops Orchestra concert.

The evening's selections will include:
When You're Smiling
Thunder And Lightening Polka
Hungarian Dance No. 1
The King And I
Funeral March Of A Marionette
I Dream Of Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair
A Tribute To Henry Mancini
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Lord Of The Dance

This concert is generously sponsored by the City of Cuyahoga Falls Park and Recreation Department.

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