BAMBERG — The Apollo Music Club’s annual dinner and show to raise funds to support music for local youth and the community will be held Thursday and Friday, March 10-11, in the Trinity United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
The event will begin at 7 p.m. on both nights, with a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. and the musical show at 8 p.m.
“Back to the Country” is the theme of the evening of entertainment and good food, which raises money to support music for youth and the community through presentations, scholarships and donations.
Again this year, the public may choose from two nights — Thursday and Friday, March 10 and 11 — to enjoy the sit-down dinner and musical show.
Trinity United Methodist Church of Bamberg will again serve as host for the event in its fellowship hall, providing seating for over 100 each evening. Tickets are $25 in advance, and can be purchased from any club member or by calling Harriet Coker at 245-2532 or Laura Hoffman at 707-3385.
Last year’s “A Decade of Musical Memories” was a huge success, enabling the Apollo Music Club to donate to local school music programs and sponsor several student scholarships to state and national music conferences.
The musical selections for “Back to the Country” were carefully chosen to provide a pleasant blend of familiar and entertaining pieces to be performed by local talents. Well-known tunes by Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Anne Murray, Willie Nelson, Lynn Anderson, Kenny Rogers, Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings and many more will be performed, with David Whitaker and Elizabeth Woodall accompanying on the piano. These talented pianists will also provide dinner music throughout the first part of the evening.
Chris Ness, club treasurer and coordinator of the event, said those who are not able to attend the event are welcome to make a donation. Donations can be mailed to the Apollo Music Club, c/o Chris Ness, 847 Pine St., Bamberg, SC 29003.
The fellowship hall is located behind Trinity UMC on Cannon Street just off U.S. 78 West in Bamberg.
The Apollo Music Club was organized in 1913 and became a member of the South Carolina Federation of Music Clubs and the National Federation of Music Clubs in 1922. For 93 years, the club has aimed to promote music and encourage creative musical art through its community programs, performances and student scholarships. Club officers include Karen Herndon, president; Elizabeth Woodall, first vice-president; Jackie Smith, second vice-president; Claudia Sandifer, secretary and Chris Ness, treasurer.