Palm Beach Pops to cease regular concert activity, focus on education

Posted on: October 4, 2013

An unbylined story in The Boca Raton Tribune on Wednesday (10/2) reports that the Palm Beach Pops “will cease regularly scheduled concert operations for the 2013-2014 concert season” but continue to “focus on music education in the schools. ‘With the unfortunate passing of Maestro Bob Lappin, the board of directors unanimously chose to move forward honoring his legacy by emphasizing music education in the schools. ‘The board believes that we owe it to the community and to Maestro Lappin’s work over the last two decades to preserve the organization’s assets as opposed to operating at a deficit,’ explained Executive Director and board member David Quilleon.” Subscribers “will have the option to either accept a refund by mail, or … donate the funds to support music education programs.” The orchestra will “promote music in the classroom for elementary school students in Palm Beach County’s underserved districts. The Music and You program correlates music with social studies, literature, character education, science and math.… The organization will continue to focus on fundraising to support what has always been its mission, preserving the Great American Songbook and providing music education opportunities to local children.”

Posted October 4, 2013