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, Pam Smith, Tim Martin
Director – Ken Lantz
The Prattville Pops will be marching into Spring as they salute the King of Marches, John Philip Sousa, at their annual March Madness concert. The concert will be held on Sunday, March 12, at Pratt Park Amphitheater and will begin at 3:00 p.m.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a FREE outdoor concert featuring all Sousa marches. This concert is good for the entire family.
Admission is free and the concert is open to the public. The Amphitheatre is located at Pratt Park by Stanley-Jensen Stadium off Doster Road. For more information, contact the Special Events office at 334-595-0854.