Quad City Symphony Orchestra partners with Quad City Bank and Trust for 30th annual Riverfront Pops Print
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Written by Jared Johnson   
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 12:23
The Quad City Symphony Orchestra announces Quad City Bank and Trust as its new sponsor for Riverfront Pops. Riverfront Pops is the annual kick-off to the QCSO's performance season and a 30-year Quad City tradition. This new, multi-year agreement will ensure the concert remains a highlight of the summer festival season here in the Quad Cities.

"Quad City Bank & Trust is excited to partner with the Quad City Symphony and it’s Riverfront Pops concert," said John Anderson, President and CEO of Quad City Bank and Trust. "We deeply believe in strengthening the community in which we work and play. We recognize the vital role music education can play in success in school, in life, and in our society, and we want to ensure that programs such as Instruments for Kids and Youth Orchestra scholarships are maintained, and perhaps even increased. It is our hope that with our commitment to this event, every child who wishes to play a musical instrument will be able to do so."

"We are very excited to announce our new partnership with Quad City Bank and Trust," said Jeff vom Saal, Executive Director of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. "As budgets at home and school get stretched thin, the community is increasingly looking to us for support. Our instrument lending program, school outreach tours, and annual Symphony Day concert have become integral parts of the Quad City music education landscape. Partnerships like this new Riverfront Pops sponsorship allow us to maintain and even look to expand our current educational offerings."

The Quad City Bank and Trust Riverfront Pops concert is scheduled to host is 30th annual concert on Saturday, September 8, in LeClaire Park. The concert draws thousands of people every year to the Mississippi riverside where they can enjoy an afternoon in the park, an evening of live music from the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, and fireworks over Centennial Bridge. Popular events like the Riverfront Pops concert, and the Holiday Pops concert a couple months later, allow the QCSO to maintain their high standard of artistic excellence and provide free education programs to thousands of students in the Quad Cities.

In 2012, the Quad City Bank and Trust Riverfront Pops is proud to be the kick-off event for the East West Riverfest, a 10-day arts festival in the Quad Cities that encompasses Viva Quad Cities, the Beaux Arts Fair, the Celtic Festival and Highland Games, Riversance, and many other festivals, events, and activities.

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