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Arrival from Sweden Romancing Italy, Ottorino Respighi Melinda Doolittle Sings POPS Toons
Concert One

Arrival from Sweden

Saturday, 7:30 pm
October 18, 2014
Marina Civic Center

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Concert Two

Romancing Italy

Saturday, 7:30 pm
January 24, 2015
Marina Civic Center

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Concert Three

Melinda Doolittle Sings

Saturday, 7:30 pm
March 21, 2015
Marina Civic Center

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Concert Four

POPS Toons

Saturday, 7:30 pm
May 2, 2015
Marina Civic Center

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POPS Toons

Pops Toons
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:30 pm
Marina Civic Center, Panama City
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Press Release


To be a dynamic orchestra that provides enriching musical experiences.


The Panama City POPS Orchestra is committed to providing excellent classical and popular music which delights, educates and inspires the cultural life of our communities within a sustainable financial structure.


Membership in the Orchestra is determined by audition and is open to all advanced students and/or musicians of Bay County and the surrounding areas. Click here to inquire about an audition for the Panama City POPS Orchestra.


The Panama City POPS Orchestra (formerly the Orchestra of St. Andrew Bay) began in 1996 as a small group of string players seeking opportunities to play and perform together. It was founded by Elaine Matson, Michael Reisman, and Sandy Rosengren. Led by John Boozer, this ensemble soon grew into a complete orchestra, playing a wide variety of symphonic music and training talented musicians guided by experienced adults.

At the end of the 1999-2000 season, Dr. Boozer left for a position in North Carolina, and the baton passed to Rusty Garner of Gulf Coast Community College, Division of Visual and Performing Arts. During his tenure the orchestra formed a close cooperative relationship with the college and presented Bay County audiences a series of ambitious and entertaining programs. Mr. Garner retired at the end of the 2005-2006 season.

The orchestra is fortunate to have an accomplished, creative and enthusiastic replacement in Eddie Rackley. Now in his eighth season conducting The Panama City POPS, Maestro Rackley brings a lifetime of musical education and experience to the POPS podium. Meet Our Conductor...

Regular Season Concert Dates

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 7:30 PM
Marina Civic Center

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Marina Civic Center

Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Marina Civic Center

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Marina Civic Center

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Maestro Eddie Rackley of the Panama City Pops
Maestro Eddie Rackley

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Panama City POPS Orchestra
PO Box 744
Panama City, FL 32402
Phone: 850-785-POPS (7677)

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