The Prattville Pops Community Band was formed in 2002 under the direction of Mr. Ronnie Mallory. The Pops debut performance was December 6, 2002, as part of the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of City Hall in downtown Prattville.
The Prattville Pops is currently under the direction of Ken Lantz and is a non-auditioned band which is open to all adults. The Pops holds annual Spring and Fall Concerts and regularly performs for such annual events as the Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade, Mardi Gras Parade, Prattville Cityfest, Fountain City Arts Festival, and the 4th of July Parade. They also play for special events like the recent Honor Flights. The Pops Jazz Band provides entertainment at the annual Fountain City Arts Festival Black Tie Dinner. Although the band started small, with only fifteen members, it has grown over the past thirteen years to thirty-five active members with all wind and percussion instruments represented. Since Prattville is host to numerous military families who are only with us for a short time, The Pops alumni roster boasts over one hundred members.
Rehearsals are from 7-8:30 p.m. (concert band) and 8:30-9 or 9:15 p.m. (jazz band) on Tuesday nights at the Prattville Junior High Band Room, 1089 Martin Luther King Drive, Prattville. The Pops’ first summer rehearsal will be Tuesday, 7 June, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Prattville Junior High Band Room, 1089 Martin Luther King Dr., Prattville.
The Prattville Pops is sponsored by the City of Prattville and the Prattville Cultural Arts and Special Events Office and is a member of the Prattville Creative and Performing Arts Council.
For more information about the Prattville Pops, visit the website at http://pops.prattvilleal.gov or call the Cultural Arts and Special Events office at 334/595-0854.
Officers and Board
President – Anthony Yarbrough
Vice President – Kristle Lawrence
Treasurer - Barbara Curry
Secretary/Librarian – Julie Gunn
Members at Large - Renee Lantz and Mary Lyon
Director – Ken Lantz
The Pops’ first summer rehearsal will be Tuesday, 7 June, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Prattville Junior High Band Room, 1089 Martin Luther King Dr., Prattville.
The Prattville Pops and Community Chorus will kick off the City of Prattville’s 4th of July celebration with a free Patriotic Concert on Saturday, July 2, at 7pm.
This concert will feature performances by both the Pops Concert Band and the Chorus with a variety of patriotic songs and will be held at the Amphitheater at Pratt Park near Stanley-Jensen Football Stadium. There will be hotdogs and soft drinks for $1 each or you can bring a picnic and enjoy it with your family and friends. No alcoholic beverages or glass containers are allowed in the park.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a great patriotic concert under the stars! For more information, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854.
Monday, 4 July, at 9 a.m. we once again ride on our trailer and play during City of Prattville's 4th of July parade.