2015 Concerts

June 21 - Opening Night Judy Collins
June 21 - Opening Night Reception
June 27 - Philadelphia Wind Symphony
June 28 - POPS Go Around the World

       
July 1
- American Salute
July 7 - Damn Yankees
July 8 - Damn Yankees
July 9 (matinee) - Damn Yankees
July 9 - Damn Yankees
July 12 - Memories of Frank - Celebrating 100 Years of Sinatra          
July 15 - Cirque de la Symphonie
July 19 - Broadway Spectacular
July 22 - Peter and the Wolf - (free children's concert)
July 26 - Our Three Tenors
July 29 - You've Got a Friend: Music of Carole King & James Taylor


Aug. 2
- Country Legends
Aug. 9 - Classics at the POP- David Kim
Aug. 11 - Shrek the Musical
Aug. 12 - Shrek the Musical
Aug. 13 - Shrek the Musical
Aug. 16 - Musical Masterpieces
Aug. 19 - Wicked Divas
Aug. 23 - Night at the Opera
Aug. 26 - Boston Brass
Aug. 30 - Standing in the Shadows of Motown Live


Sept 6
- Broadway Show The World Goes Round
Sept 8 - Broadway Show The World Goes Round
Sept 11 - Broadway Show the World Goes Round
Sept 13 - A Night in Old Vienna
Sept 20 - Twisted Strings

  
Executive Board

Linda Herbert
Chairperson
Delores Dengler Vitas
Vice Chairperson

William Scheible
Artistic Director
Deborah Flint
Treasurer
Kenneth Hoover
Assistant Treasurer
Joan Ferko
Corresponding Secretary
Heidi Angelastro
Recording Secretary

Robert Snodgrass
Financial Secretary
Jon D. Batastini, Esq.
Community Relations
Delores Dengler Vitas
Development Chair
Roberta DeVries
Past Chairperson

Joel Mott lll, Esq.
Solicitor
 

    
Board of Trustees

Amelia Batastini
Marguerite Clark
Michael Dattilo
Barbara Fasy
Mary Ann Gabel
Kristen Gallagher
Patricia Gillian
Herbert Herman, Esq.
Phyllis Hoover
Jean G. Jacobson
Nancy Kelly
Marta Kiesling

Mary Anne Kull
MaryAnne McGrath
Sandra McMahon
Karen Morelli
John Petrycki
Carol Ruggiero

    
Advisory Council

C. Joel Dickson
Chairperson
Dr. Edna Cellucci
Virginia Coco
Ralph Cooper
John L. Curto
Gail Damone
Marie Knight
Margaret E. Lloyd
Kay Manco
Dominick A. Potena, Ed.D.
William Sundermeir
Ceil Turkington

    
Save the Date

      

 Ocean City POPS Brunch

Atlantic City Country Club

   Sunday, June 14, 2015

   $75.00 per person

 

Reservations to:
Friends of the Ocean City Pops, inc.

215 Bay Avenue, Unit E
Ocean City, NJ 08226

 

MaryAnne McGrath
(609) 398-7775

    

  Wine and Cheese Party

   Block Party Saturday

     October 10, 2015

  
Cocktail Party


Cocktail Party

Benefit Ruggieri and Scheible Encore Societies


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Raindate: Sunday, July 26, 2015

 

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Home of Pat and Roy Gillian

Additional information to be added shortly

 

 

Information and Reservations:
609.413.6644
609.335.6909
Mary Anne Kull

  
2015 Luncheon

"Putting on the Ritz"


26th Annual Luncheon
Friends of Ocean City Pops
 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Greate Bay Country Club
       $45.00 per person  

 

Information: 609.628.4347

 

    
Friends of the Ocean City Pops

The Friends of the Ocean City Pops is a group of volunteer supporters organized to promote excellence in the programming, performance, and continuing development of the Ocean City Pops Orchestra.

The Friends host a variety of fundraising activities and actively solicit contributions from individuals and businesses that share their love for the Pops. Fundraising activities include an annual season opening gala, a summer luncheon, and periodic parties and events. In addition, the Friends present special fundraising concerts with outstanding musicians.

Monies raised from these activities significantly augment the Pops. Now and in the past these funds help to pay for (1) solo performers and specialty acts, (2) the season brochure and program books, (3) two additional musicians for the season (funded by the Friends’ Ruggieri Society), (4) extra musicians for the augmented Orchestra, (5) accommodations for visiting performers, (6) purchase and rental of musical scores, (7) additional rehearsals and (8) student outreach programs.

The annual summer luncheons have featured guest speakers such as NJ State Senator Diane Allen and artists such as Barbara Dever, Margaret Whiting, and Elizabeth von Trapp.

Concerts have included Opera Night at the PAC, Broadway Salutes, Philadelphia Boys Choir, Leon Bates, Canadian Brass, Cirque de la Syphonie, Broadway stars and other talented and acclaimed shows..

The Friends have established an endowment fund that will provide a source of income into the future. They have created a unique gift opportunity by forming The Ruggieri Society. This Society provides funding for specific projects including two extra musicians for the season. Named for late Maestro Frank Ruggieri, it provides a unique gift opportunity helping to ensure the summer Music Pier series will continue for many generations.

In 2011, the Friends also started the SES (Scheible Encore Society) to further enrich the Pops' Orchestra.

The Friends of the Ocean City Pops, Inc. was incorporated in 1993 as a non-profit 501 (C)(3) organization. It is an all-volunteer group with no paid staff.

 

    
2015 Volunteers


                 

Heidi Angelastro

 

Stephen Gring

 

Helen O'Brien

Joan Andrews

 

Alice Helpern

 

Barbara Parsons

Amelia Batastini

 

Martha Harper

 

Tyra Payant

Jon Batastini

 

Maria Heckendorn

 

Judy Perkins

Paul Batastini

 

Linda Herbert

 

John Petrycki

Sylva Bertini

 

Herb Herman

 

Dave Phillips

Heddy Boess

 

Ken Hoover

 

Joan Phillips

Edna Cellucci

 

Phyllis Hoover

 

Mary Ramoski

John Cellucci

 

Jean Jacobson

 

Laura Ravitch

Ginny Coco

 

Nancy Kelly

 

Patricia Ray

David Coombs

 

   Estella Klohocker

 

Eleanor Raymond

Ginny Cooper

 

Bud Knight

 

Rosie Rosenberg

Ralph Cooper

 

Marie Knight

 

Carolyn Ruggiero

Joy Cougle

 

Lois LeBlanc

 

Joanne Schaut

Debbie Covington

 

Sandra Levinowitz

 

Norman Schaut

John Curto

 

Pat Levis

 

Bill Scheible

Gail Damone

 

Jackie Lewis

 

Dr. Harold Schreiber

Michael Dattilo

 

Peggy Lloyd

 

Mrs. Harold Schreiber

Jerry DeLapp

 

Carolyn Lothian

 

Bill Schroeder

Bert DeVries

 

Marie Maloni

 

Vivian Schroeder

John DeVries

 

Kay Manco

 

Jeam Simpkins

Regina Evans

 

Melinda Mayne

 

Connie Smedley

Barbara Fasy

 

MaryAnne McGrath

     Robert Snodgrass

Robert Fasy

 

Thom McGrath

     Colleen Snodgrass

Joan Ferko

 

Sandy  McLaughlin

     Bill Sundermeir

Debra Flint

 

Sandra McMahon

     Kay Sundermeir

Jane Friel

 

Doris McHugh

 

Judi Thomas

Mary Ann Gabel

     Ann Mehlmann      Delores Dengler Vitas

Jane Gelman

 

Vincent Mento

     Ed Wismer

Patricia Gillian

 

Arlene Minick

     Joan Wismer
        Karen Morelli     


                                

   

 

    
85th Anniversary

Come Join Us for Our 85th Anniversary!