Date(s) - April 8, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Under the direction of Mr. Wayne Fillingim, the Baldwin Pops Band will present the annual John Allen Memorial Scholarship Concert at 7 pm Saturday, April 8, 2023 at Trojan Hall in Daphne (9078 Lawson Rd, Daphne, AL 36526).
The Baldwin Pops Band sponsors an annual scholarship contest for high school seniors from Baldwin County who plan to continue their musical involvement in college. Band directors from all high schools in Baldwin County are invited to nominate their students to perform with the band and compete for scholarships. Eleven students from Daphne High School, Fairhope High School, Robertsdale High School, and Spanish Fort are participating in 2023.
When he passed away 20 years ago in April of 2003 at age 80, John Allen was the oldest member of the Baldwin Pops. He started playing tuba at the age of 74 in the 6th grade band at Fairhope Middle School. He progressed with his band class to the 7th then 8th grade bands and continued playing with that grade until his death. John Allen not only became a student of the tuba, he became an inspiration to his fellow students. When the Baldwin Pops Band formed in 1997, John Allen became a charter member. The scholarship fund was named in his memory.
Music selections include the following:
Festive Overture by Dmitri Shostakovich
On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss by David Holsinger
Our Castaways by Julie Giroux
Rolling Thunder March by Henry Fillmore
The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Phillip Sousa
The Witch and the Saint by Steven Reineke
Third Symphony (movements 3 and 4) by James Barnes
Donations for the John Allen Memorial Scholarship will be gratefully accepted at each concert or by mail to Baldwin Pops Band, PO Box 38, Fairhope, AL 36533.
Contact: www.baldwinpops.com or search Facebook for Baldwin Pops Band or call 251-987-5757. All concerts are free.