The Recreation Center of Sun City West is pleased to welcome back the Surprise Pops for a spring show at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Palm Ridge Summit Hall. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
Tickets are free to residents only and are available at the R.H. Johnson Box Office. Two tickets per rec card
The Surprise Pops Band had its origins as a small group of six to eight musicians who gathered in a garage to play music. They were organized in 1976-77 as the Sun City Polka Band by Clancy Wolf. Over the years the band has grown, and today has nearly 100 members and plays free concerts to thousands of West Valley audiences every season.
Over the years the band has changed names and became the Surprise Pops Band when it became associated with the City of Surprise. Members of the band come from all walks of life including retired music educators and music professionals. Other are music lovers who are enjoying playing again in retirement.
Selections for the Spring Show will be a potpourri of the musicians’ favorites.
As with previous Surprise Pops shows, the band continues the tradition of not charging for a concert. However, they do ask the audience to bring a nonperishable food donation for the Valley View Community Food Bank.