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The Glen Rock Pops Orchestra was the brainchild of violinist, former English teacher, and Curriculum Coordinator at the Glen Rock Community School, Sue Johnsen.  She knew audiences wanted to hear popular music and light classics.  In 1975 Sue persuaded the Community School to add an orchestra to its curriculum, and the Pops was born.  The school's support has been instrumental in our success for more than four decades.

The Pops has grown and flourished in partnership with the Glen Rock Community School.  The orchestra has become an important part of the borough's cultural life.  Our volunteer musicians have diverse backgrounds, come from area communities, and combine their talents to thrill audiences throughout Bergen County and northern New Jersey.  Our Spring and Holiday concerts are broadcast on Glen Rock TV.


We regret to inform our fans that both our Spring Concert on June 7 and the July 3 concert has been cancelled. This difficult decision to cancel all July 3-4 events was just announced by the Independence Day Association and the Borough of Glen Rock, deeming it to be in the best interests of the community, sponsors, and performers.  Rest assured we will be practicing our material and will be playing for you as soon as we can!





Glen Rock Pops Concert (Celebrating Glen Rock's Quasquicentennial) 6-2-19 from Glen Rock TV on Vimeo.

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