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 6:45-9 p.m. 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
Prattville Pops are planning their Annual Spring Concert for Sunday, May 17, at Doster Center beginning at 2:00 p.m. This lively concert will feature Music from the Movies as the theme and will be performed by both the concert and jazz bands under the direction of Ken Lantz. This concert is sure to have something for the entire family with movie hits such as Ben Hur Chariot Race March, music from The Incredibles, James Bond Suite, highlights from Lord of the Rings, and many more movie favorites
The Prattville Pops are a non-audition, volunteer community band. This small town band has a big city sound and will surely leave you wanting to hear more. If you play an instrument or used to play an instrument and would like to get back into music, you are welcome to be a part of the Prattville Pops.
This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Special Events Office at 334/595-0854.