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Date(s) - February 11, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
L.D. Owen Performing Arts Center

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Under the direction of Dr. Jason Rinehart, the Baldwin Pops Band will present two John Allen Memorial Scholarship concerts in February. The first concert is scheduled for 7:00 PM Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Orange Beach Event Center located at 4671 Wharf Pkwy W, Orange Beach, AL 36561. The second concert is at 7:00 PM Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the L.D. Owen Performing Arts Center at Coastal Community College located at 1900 Highway 31 S, Bay Minette, AL 36507.
 
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. Six students from Fairhope, Robertsdale, and Spanish Fort High Schools are competing for scholarships and will perform with the band. The scholarship winner will be announced at the second concert.
 
Those students are:
Jon-Grayson Kerr (trombone) – Fairhope High School
Henry Oliver Otts (trombone) – Fairhope High School
Zander Westphal (alto saxophone) – Robertsdale High School
Brandon Wilson (percussion) – Robertsdale High School
Isaac Godfrey (trombone) – Robertsdale High School
Molly Armstrong (flute) – Spanish Fort High School
 
When he passed away 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 memory of him.
 
A partial list of music selections to be performed includes:
 
Selections from Aladdin arranged by John Moss
Candide Suite by Leonard Bernstein, arranged by Clare Grundman
Critical Mass by Todd Stalter
Danse Bacchanale by Camille Saint-Saens, arranged by M. Nakata
March of the Belgium Paratroopers by Pierre Leemans, arranged by Charles A. Wiley
Mother Hubbard March by John Philip Sousa
Scenes from the Blue Ridge by Onsby C. Rose
 
Donations for the John Allen Memorial Scholarship will be gratefully accepted at each concert or by mail to Baldwin Pops Band, P.O.Box 38, Fairhope, AL 36533.
 
This concert is sponsored by the respective concert cities. In addition, the Baldwin Pops Band is sponsored by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
 
Contact: www.baldwinpops.com or search Facebook for Baldwin Pops Band or call 251-987-5757. All concerts are free.