Established 1997

Atlantic Pops Community Band


We are the official Ensemble in Residence
at the Cygnus Creative Arts Center and EHT Community Center


The Atlantic Pops was originally formed as the Atlantic County Symphonic Band in 1997 under the direction of retired Mainland Band Director K. Michael Skwarlo. The group was formed to provide an outlet as well as camaraderie for area musicians of all ages.

In 1999, the band changed their name to The Atlantic Pops and in 2003, EHT Band Director Mark Kadetsky assumed the Music Director post. Through the years and regardless of name or director, The Pops exists to add to the cultural landscape in Atlantic County. In addition, all of the group’s efforts are geared towards helping others through benefit concerts as well as providing scholarships and lessons to area musicians.
The Pops is pleased to be the Ensemble in Residence at the Cygnus Creative Arts Centré, a title they have held since 2010. For more information visit then on FB Atlantic Pops Community Band or at

Promoting Accessibility for People with Disabilities:

Atlantic Pops only uses facilities that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act regulations and standards. Parking for the physically disabled and easy access ramps is provided. Seating for people using wheelchairs is available in a manner that allows seating with their family or friends. Hearing amplifiers, for the hearing impaired, are provided at no cost.