Pops Incorporated UK

Welcome to Pops Incorporated UK web site, the South’s premiere Pops Orchestra & Big Band.

Modelled on the internationally renowned Toronto Pops Orchestra, Pops Incorporated perform a diverse selection of rhythms and melodies from many decades of music.  Their repertoire ranges from contemporary pop to traditional jazz music, as well as exhilarating film and soundtrack orchestrations such as ‘Star Wars’.

Harnessing the enthusiasm of over 70+ talented musicians & singers from all over the Hampshire & Dorset area, the popularity of the Orchestra & Big Band has rapidly grown in status since its inception over nineteen years ago.  This success has been born from a continued atmosphere of dedication, commitment and professionalism, ensuring that a ‘Pops’ performance is both exciting and breathtaking.

The Pops Incorporated UK Orchestra & Big Band is available for hire to Perform at Corporate Events, Private Functions or Charity Events.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our web site, and very much hope to see you at a Pops concert.

 Mr. Ron Armstrong, Musical Director


Our 25th Anniversary!

Saturday 3rd August 2024
Sunday 4th August 2024

Symphonic Queen

Saturday 3rd August 2024
7:30 PM at Thornden School


Sunday 4th August 2024 
Hans Zimmer meets John Williams Illuminated
3.00pm at Thornden School

Music In the Garden

Saturday 24th August 2024
7:00pm at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Narrated Festive Spectacular

Sunday 15th December 2024
3pm & 4pm at Thornden School


“A million thanks for a highly entertaining afternoon. Your love of music shines through and is reflected by the wonderful band members.

I only wish we could hear you again in person, but at least we have your cds to play.

Many, many thanks from a grateful Canadian.”


“Having just returned from your concert this afternoon, I feel I have to let you know how much my husband and I enjoyed it.  Please convey our congratulations to these very special young people who comprise your orchestra.  What a superb afternoon!!

I wish you and your orchestra the very best of success in your future endeavours.  Thank you so very much for A PERFECT TREAT!!!”


“I have been a big supporter since first seeing the Pops orchestra perform.

They are so versatile and always give 100% of pleasure.

Many thanks to Ron and the whole orchestra for everything, long may you continue!”


Big Band

Due to popular demand, we also have the Pops Incorporated Big Band. Our Big Band was formed due to a high demand for our style and feel for music but slightly smaller events. Our full orchestra is around 70 musicians in total so we slimmed it down to around 22 musicians for slightly smaller events.


Musical Director: Mr Ron Armstrong

✉ 194 Howeth Road, Bournemouth, Dorset UK

☎ Telephone: (01202) 389793

Pops Incorporated UK and Pops Incorporated Big Band are co-operative and non-profit making.

All of the money we earn from concerts and events goes back into supporting the Orchestra, such as purchasing all the music and rehearsal room hire, and to running costs, such as purchasing new equipment and commissioning new works.

All income is retained by the Orchestra and is used to develop the skills of the Orchestra and its individual members.

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