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

2015 Luncheon


26th Annual Luncheon
Friends of Ocean City Pops

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Greate Bay Country Club
       $45.00 per person  


Information: 609.628.4347


2014 Concerts

June 22 - Opening Night Bobby Rydell
June 22 - Opening Night Reception
June 29 - Tribute to Neil Sedaka 

July 2
- POPS Goes All Americana
July 8 - Broadway  Guys and Doll
July 9 - Broadway Guys and Dolls
July 10 (matinee) - Broadway Guys and Dolls
July 10 - Broadway Guys and Dolls  
July 13 - Sammy Davis Tribute           
July 15 - New Orleans Big Band
July 16 - Best of the POPS!
July 20 - Three Tenors I 
July 22 - Lights, Camera....
July 23 - Lights, Camera….
July 27 - I Got Rhythm!- Singer Helen Welch 
July 30 - When Harry & Glenn Come to Town

Aug. 3
- Bizet to Broadway 
Aug. 5 - Shalom Broadway
Aug. 6 - POPS Potpurri
Aug. 10 - Night at the Opera 
Aug. 12 - The Best of Richard Rodgers & A.L Webber
Aug. 13 - The Best of Richard Rodgers & A.L. Webber
Aug. 17 - The White Cliffs of Dover- Winston Churchill & The War Years
Aug 19 - Atlantic Brass Band            
Aug. 20 - That’s Amore!  Music of The Great Italians
Aug 24 - Classical POPS
Aug 26 - POPS plays Mozart!            
Aug. 27Jazz Singer Diane Schuur                      
Aug. 31 -
Broadway Show Swing!

Sept 2
- Broadway Show Swing!
Sept 5 - Broadway Show Swing!
Sept 7 - Three Tenors II 
Sept 10 - A Night in Old Vienna
Sept 14 - Seasonal Delights 

Executive Board

Roberta DeVries
Linda Herbert
Vice Chairperson

William Scheible
Artistic Director
Deborah Flint
Joan Ferko
Corresponding Secretary
Melinda Mayne
Recording Secretary

Robert Snodgrass
Financial Secretary
Marie Knight
Community Relations
Jon D. Batastini, Esq.
Development Chair
Kenneth Hoover
Past Chairperson

Joel Mott lll, Esq.

Board of Trustees

Amelia Batastini
David R. Coombs 
Michael Dattilo
Barbara Fasy
Mary Ann Gabel
Patricia Gillian
Phyllis Hoover
Jean G. Jacobson
MaryAnne McGrath
Sandra McMahon
Karen Morelli
Barbara Parsons
John Petrycki
Dominick A. Potena, Ed.D
Carol Ruggiero
William F. Sundermeir
Delores Dengler Vitas

Advisory Council

C. Joel Dickson
Dr. Edna Cellucci
Virginia Coco
Ralph Cooper
John L. Curto
Gail Damone
Herbert Gernabm Esq,
Margaret E. Lloyd
Kay Manco
Edward Wismer


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. In 2009 the funds helped 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, and the Ahn Trio.

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.


2014 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

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