Happy Birthday USA! Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past 30 years, you know there’s no better party than our annual patriotic Picnic and Pops concert. The orchestra and chorus will deliver lots of Sousa and other all American favorites. Kick back under the stars as we strike up the band.

Tuesday, July 3
On the lawn at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
(Please note there is a $5 parking fee at the Fairgrounds.)

Doors open at 6:00pm. Bring your own seating.
Food and drink vendors available, or make a night of it and bring a picnic. Outside food and drinks permitted.



Star Spangled Banner

Morton Gould: Star Spangled Overture (1st Movement of “American Ballads”)

Morton Gould: American Salute

Irving Berlin: America for chorus and orchestra

Irving Berlin: Give Me Your Tired Your Poor

Irving Berlin: God Bless America, sing-along

Armed Forces Salute -for chorus and orchestra

-Young Artist Spotlight-

Gershwin: Strike Up the Band

Sousa: The Presidential Polonaise

Wilson: Seventy-Six Trombones


John Williams: Cowboys Overture

Ford: “Go West”

Gershwin: “Girl Crazy Scenario”

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Medley –for choir and orchestra

John Williams: The March from “1941”

Sousa: Liberty Bell March

Sousa: The Thunderer

Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever

America The Beautiful

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