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



The Friends of the
Ocean City POPS

invite you to attend the 


Annual Esther Weil
Student Music Competition
 at the Music Pier!
Tuesday, May 5th


4:00 - 6:30 PM  

Thousands of dollars awarded
to musically talented students
from throughout our region,

           courtesy of
Scheible Encore Society!

This event is free and
open to the public

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SES - Scheible Encore Society

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   With support from the civic leaders, the Friends of the Ocean City Pops, Inc., launched in 2011 a major fundraising campaign - the Scheible Encore Society - in honor of William Scheible's 25 years of distinguished leadership as music director of the famed orchestra.

The society will seek annual memberships to provide funds in four areas:

    1.) Expanding the Pops' outreach program to area young people. Last May, the Friends sponsored a competition for students from regional public and private high schools, and recently awarded its first two scholarships to local music students. Pops orchestra members also teach master classes in area schools

     2.) Acquiring new music scores and arrangements. These are vital and costly tools for any orchestra. Funding also will give the Pops an opportunity to commission composers to create new works

     3.) Broadening awareness of the Pops' artistry. This will include showcasing the orchestra in regional venues and out of state. Other opportunities will be the release and distribution of new DVDs and music CDs as well as augmented marketing, public relations and advertising

     4.) Increasing the Friends endowment to guarantee future support for the Pops, including endowed chairs to bring musicians to perform with the orchestra 


The co-chairpersons of the Scheible Encore Society assisted by a distinguished panel of honorary chairs: former  U.S. Ambassador to Panama and U.S. Representative Bill Hughes and his wife, Nancy; and Richard Kull, of the Ocean City Tabernacle executive committee and president of the Burns-Kull Auto Group, and his wife, Mary Anne.

In addition, members of the Friends will be contacting individuals who wish to become annual members at four different levels of opportunity: Bronze, $250; Silver, $500; Gold, $1,000; and Platinum, $2,000 and above.

For more information on how you can contribute, call Ginny Coco - 609.399.4027 or Delores Dengler Vitas - 609.628.4347   

The Friends of the Ocean City Pops, Inc., is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization whose mission is to promote excellence in the programming, performance and continuing development of the Ocean City Pops Orchestra


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: 
Mary Anne Kull



Friends of the

Ocean City Pops, Inc.

Cordially invites you to attend


The “I   Ocean City Pops – Brunch”



                                                  To be held on




                                            Sunday, June 14,2015


                                          At 12:30 PM


The Atlantic City Country Club

One Leo Fraser Drive

Northfield, New Jersey 08225-0235








Please respond by May 22, 2015









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Friends of the Ocean City Pops, Inc. 


215 Bay Avenue – Unit E 




Ocean City, NJ 08226




MaryAnne McGrath (609) 398-7775


   If preferred seating is desired, please list names  

 for table of 10 on opposite side of card