18th Annual Opera Brunch Scholarship Fundraiser Feb. 29

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Calling All Music Lovers to Support Young Aspiring Musicians

“Most everyone enjoys listening to music. Whether that be in the car, on our cell phones, at the local restaurant, at home, outdoor events, with friends, and yes, even while shopping. Music sets the mood and instantly changes the atmosphere. Behind all music is a person who created the melody, wrote the words, and composed the song to be performed by those who are musical. That person started out as a young student in the local school system which most likely had a music program. Years of private lessons, practice, and collaboration with other musicians matured the student to the next level of pursuing a college degree in music.

The Choctaw Bay Music Club is a local music lovers group (since 1977) that provides music scholarships for college and summer music camps to our community students. Last year, the club donated $8,000 to local deserving music students. Its 18th Annual Opera Brunch Music Scholarship Fundraiser is February 29 (Saturday) at the Niceville Community Center located at 204 N. Partin Dr., Niceville. From 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., you will enjoy a delicious brunch provided by the Corner Café, an amazing performance by the Pensacola Opera Artists in Residents who will sing a variety of music including from the Opera “IL Trovatore.” In addition, you can participate in a raffle with lots of choices from gift cards, tickets, wine, art work, jewelry, etc. Please join in the fun to support our next generation of aspiring accomplished musicians. Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for students and may be purchased in advance at Bayou Bookstore, 1118 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, call (850) 527-4200 to purchase for “will call,” or online at Eventbrite.com for $38 adults/students under Opera Brunch. To learn more about the Choctaw Bay Music Club, visit www.ChoctawBayMusicClub.org.