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 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 Prattville Pops will present their Annual Spring Concert Sunday, April 17, at Doster Center beginning at 3:00 p.m. This lively concert will feature a variety of music and will include performances by both the concert and jazz bands. Director Ken Lantz has chosen a mix of music that will be perfect for the entire family to enjoy.
This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Special Events Office at 334/595-0854.
The Prattville Pops is a non-audition, volunteer community band with a big band sound and is always open to new members. If you have an interest in music and would like more information about joining the Pops, contact the Special Events Office.