Pops' first concert in March 1996 was performed at the historic Michigan Theater in downtown Ann Arbor and the Michigan Pops Orchestra has happily made it their home. The Michigan Theater stage is able to seat over 100 members and their instruments on stage and supports video, lighting, and special effects- all important parts of Pops programs. With an audience capacity of 1700 guests, Pops comes closer to completely filling the house every concert.
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William D. Revelli Hall
Although concerts are held at the Michigan Theater, the orchestra practices weekly at Revelli Hall located between the University of Michigan Intramural Sports Building and the Michigan Football Stadium. All practices are open to the public, and Pops invites students from Ann Arbor Public Schools to practice with them once a year (if interested in arranging a class visit, please contact the Outreach Director at email@example.com). Practices are usually held on Sundays between 1pm and 6pm (contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
Pops performed one concert, "Box Office Blockbusters," at Hill Auditorium in April 2001. While the stage is larger than the Michigan Theater's, the venue doesn't accomodate Pops' antics as well, it is more expensive to rent, and the house is much larger.
The Michigan Pops Orchestra performs on the Michigan Theater stage.