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
Chairperson
Linda Herbert
Vice Chairperson

William Scheible
Artistic Director
Deborah Flint
Treasurer
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.
Solicitor
 

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

 

    
2014 Luncheon

 

Silver Serenade

25th Annual Luncheon
Friends of Ocean City Pops
celebrating
 

POPS 85th Anniversary

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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. 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

Come Join Us for Our 85th Anniversary!