Welcome to UrbanaPops.org! The
Urbana Pops Orchestra is a collection of Central Illinois
musicians working to bring high-quality orchestral music to
Urbana, Illinois and its surrounding communities while providing
an opportunity for students to play with the finest
ILMEA Practice for String Players
all string players auditioning for ILMEA! The Urbana Pops
Orchestra offers a free practice session open to all
area string students on Sunday, October 5 from 1 to
3:30 PM. The event will be led by UPO musicians and Louis
Bergonzi, Professor of Conducting and Music Education at the
University of Illinois. It will be held at Urbana Middle
School, 1021 S. Vine in Urbana.
The event is free, but registration is requested.
Register online or email
Support the Orchestra!
The Urbana Pops Orchestra is now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization. This means your donations are tax-exempt!
Please read more on how to donate to the
UPO and support its mission.
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About the Urbana Pops
We are a locally-grown, 65-piece
ensemble composed of music educators, college music majors, and
seasoned community musicians sharing their stands with talented
youth musicians. Our goal is to bring high-quality,
popular orchestral music to the community at little or no cost
and to nurture talented young musicians.
Read more about UPO