The 2015 Kenosha Pops Band Season

The Kenosha Pops Concert Band is presenting its 92nd season of free concerts on the band shell in Kenosha’s Pennoyer Park, at Seventh Avenue and 35th Street along the lakefront.

The band’s music director is Craig Gall; the assistant conductor is Garrett Kornman. Greg Berg is the master of ceremonies and often performs vocals with the band.

The concerts begin at  7 p.m. each Wednesday night on the band shell, from June 17 through Aug. 5 except when slightly earlier starting times are set for special pre-concert entertainment. Check the schedule.

Admission to the concerts is free. Bench seating is provided at the band shell, but audience members may also bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.

The band operates a concession stand during performances which offers popcorn, water, soda, candy, and coffee. Funds are used to purchase equipment and new music for the band.

Copies of our three compact disc recordings are available for purchase at each concert.

Parking is allowed on both sides of Seventh Avenue for Pops Band performances.


This Summer’s Pops’ Concerts and Themes


Wednesday, June 17


The Pops ushers in the start of our 93rd season with a traditional “concert in the park.” Marches, sing-a-longs, polkas, show tunes, and other Pops favorites fill the bill.



Wednesday, June 24


The Pops celebrates 100 years of music with memorable melodies from each of the last 10 decades.

Special pre-concert guests (6:30): The Hartland Community Band under the direction of Jack Schulze




Sunday, June 28


Kenosha Civic Veteran’s Parade

Special thanks to

Jensen’s Towing

5410 – 50th Avenue, Kenosha




Wednesday, July 1


Not a fan of the 4th of July crowds and parking problems? Join us tonight at the band shell for a no-stress, hassle-free Independence Day concert.

Miss Kenosha – Kiersten Gonzales, guest vocalist



Saturday, July 4


Wolfenbuttel Park – 7:00 pm

Patriotic and march favorites to keep you entertained before the fireworks with special commemorations of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two.

Miss Kenosha – Kiersten Gonzales, guest vocalist.

The Patriot Guard Riders will stand with the Pops to salute our veterans.

Special thanks to the City of Kenosha for their continued support.


Special pre-concert entertainment (6:15): Continental Recreation Band – Brittany Sebetic, conductor


Wednesday, July 8


If the summer temperatures aren’t enough to keep you warm,

the infectious rhythms of Spain and Latin America should do the trick!


Special pre-concert entertainment (6:15): The Dave Braun Trio



Wednesday, July 15


Popular children’s favorites played Kenosha Pops-style. Bring the entire family!


Special pre-concert entertainment (6:15): K-L Recreation Band – Geoffrey Poole, conductor



Wednesday, July 22


A unique program featuring all the colors of the rainbow brought to life through music.



Wednesday, July 29


In a very special summer Pops concert event, the band moves indoors to

beautiful air-conditioned Siebert Chapel, Carthage College,

for an evening of symphonic works for band.

Michael Anderle, guest vocalist.


Special thanks to Dr. James Ripley and the Carthage College Music Department.


Special pre-concert entertainment (6:15): Students of the Panther Band Camp

John Sorensen, conductor



Wednesday, August 5


Our final concert of the summer features band and audience favorites to close the season.



Saturday, December 19


Carthage College – 7:00 pm

The Pops returns to beautiful Siebert Chapel to bring you the sounds of the season in our 14th annual Christmas Concert.


All concerts start at 7 p.m. in Pennoyer Park, except July 4th is in Wolfenbuttel Park.

NOTE: The Pops is playing a pre-season concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 13, in the Civil War Museum. Free admission. One-hour concert.