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MP Bond Concert 11/16/18

Where we Began

Multi Grammy-nominated drummer and percussionist, Steve Moretti, and renowned pops conductor and Grammy-award winning arranger, Matt Catingub, go way back. In February of 2013, Moretti and Catingub were a part of a show at Cox Capitol Theatre with the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, and the concert was so well-received by the Macon community that an idea was planted in their minds.

So, in the way that many good ideas are born, they met at Starbucks over a cup of Joe to lay the groundwork for what is now Macon Pops.

Moretti and Catingub believe that society has put a barrier around the symphony, as if it were only for sophisticated, rich, or musical folk.

As the Macon Pops board was formed, NewTown Macon and the Community Foundation of Central Georgia became the fiscal agent for the orchestra event, giving Macon Pops the oomph it needed to get off the ground. As of October 2015, Macon Pops is an independent 501(c)3.

Matt Catingub

Artistic Director & Conductor

Saxophonist, Woodwind Artist, Conductor, Pianist, Vocalist, Performer, Composer, Arranger
Steve Moretti

President & CEO

Drummer, Percussionist, Producer

Our Board of Trustees

Justin Andrews
Otis Redding Foundation

Lauralen Avery
Past President, The Junior League of Macon

Dr. Bill Barnes
Piedmont Orthopaedic Surgeon

Beth Byers
Executive Director of Devolpement, Middle Georgia State University

James Caldwell
Retired Educator

Edward Eikner
Wesleyan College Faculty (Retired)


Priscilla Esser
Freelance Writer, Artist

Keith Fitzgerald
Partner, Hogue & Hogue, LLP

Cathy Garofalo
General Manager, Homewood Suites

Patrick Goff.
Attorney, Jones, Cork & Miller, LLP

Jackie Harper
Community Volunteer

Tiffany Harvey
Greater Macon Chamber-Commerce

Baxter James
Commercial Relationship Manager Vice President, American Pride Bank

Stacy Lane
Community Volunteer

Cheryl McCrory
Community Volunteer

Steve Moretti
Musician, President & CEO of Macon Pops, Inc.

Kim Schnell
Community Volunteer

Rosemary Spiegel
Community Volunteer

David Thompson
Founder, Piedmont Construction Group