slide 2
slide 3
slide 4
slide 5 slide 6
slide 7

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.




Applause is music to our ears. It is a connection we receive from our audiences to each of the Glen Rock Pops musicians. Another important connection is the much-needed financial support we receive from our "Friends of the Pops." For your generosity we whole-heartedly applaud you!

Please help celebrate the Pops 45th birthday with a donation gift. We rely on your donations and are grateful for your generosity as we all await our return to the stage. Contributions can be sent to:

The Glen Rock Pops 

PO Box 73

Glen Rock, NJ 07452-0073

Another way you can help us is by participating in the Blue Foundry Bank "Community Alliance Program." The program gives our organization the opportunity to earn money based on the number of supporters who bank with Blue Foundry. We receive donations based on the average balance of our supporter's designated accounts. As always, thank you for your generous support!



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.

See more of our videos on Vimeo




Click our Facebook link to see more pictures and get all the latest news