2014 Rhythm & Muse Gala

The Guild will host the 2014 Rhythm & Muse on Saturday, February 1st, 6:30 – 10:30 p.m., at Vestavia Country Club to raise funds for our prestigious music scholarship program and to support the Birmingham Music Club concert series.

Featuring cocktails, dining and dancing, chance drawings for stunning gemstones, a performance by jazz flutist Kim Scott, and a live auction with fabulous trips, football packages, wine collection and much more! Stay tuned for information on luxury trips, football packages and other prizes offered in a live auction by Grainger and Thagard Auctioneers.

Bubbles for Baubles
During the course of the evening, guests will have the opportunity to donate $25 for a bubbly glass of champagne and a chance ticket to win one of these fabulous prizes. Of course, guests may increase their changes to win by purchasing many chance tickets. We are allowing only ONE PRIZE per person, so that as many as possible can share in the fun.

<strong>Triangular Shaped Sky Blue Topaz</strong>

Triangular Shaped Sky Blue Topaz

The stone weighs 11.68 carats, has a brilliant cut trillion style and appears to have fine clarity. Estimated value of $350. Generously donated by Bromberg's.

<strong>Oval, Cabochon, Natural Ruby</strong>

Oval, Cabochon, Natural Ruby

The stone measures 14 x 12 mm and weighs 13.37 ct. It has a deep, purple/red color and a semi-transluscent clarity. Estimated value of $500. Generously donated by Barton Clay.

<strong>Amethyst and Diamond Pendant</strong>

Amethyst and Diamond Pendant

One 14kt rose gold 18" 1mm cable chain, pelican clasp with a 14kt rose gold amethyst and diamond pendant, containing sixty-one average approximate .005 ct full cut diamonds, I1 in clarity, color GH (GIA-scale) and one approximate 11.5 mm round amethyst, fancy checkerboard cut. Value of $1,000. Generously donated by Agnew Jewelers.

<strong>Vintage Botanicals</strong>

Vintage Botanicals

Set of vintage botanical prints, 1934 &1937. Estimated value of $300. Generously donated by Judy Anderson and Marsha Drennen.

<strong>Professional Photography Package</strong>

Professional Photography Package

Value $675. Generously donated by Angie Holder of Momentaker's Photography.

<strong>Cake/Cookie Decorating Party for 5-6 Kids</strong>

Cake/Cookie Decorating Party for 5-6 Kids

Generously donated by Betsy Cooper of Coops Art House.

Triangular Shaped Sky Blue TopazOval, Cabochon, Natural RubyAmethyst and Diamond PendantVintage BotanicalsProfessional Photography PackageCake/Cookie Decorating Party for 5-6 Kids

Gala Live Auction

Auction items include fabulous trips to Ireland, Costa Rica, and Cape Cod. Or you might bid on and win Alabama or Auburn football packages, a BBQ Party from Golden Rule complete with band, or a year of eating out at regional fine restaurants.

<strong>Playa Naranjo, Punarenas, Costa Rica</strong>

Playa Naranjo, Punarenas, Costa Rica

7 nights in private villa accommodations. First class amenities in the Costa Rican jungle. Private pool, sleeps up to 7 in 3 bedrooms each with a queen sized bed. Kitchen is indulgent, with granite and native wood and includes every conceivable appliance. The living room opens onto a private yard with ocean view.

<strong>Kinsale Penthouse, Cork County, Ireland</strong>

Kinsale Penthouse, Cork County, Ireland

7 nights in a private, 3 bedroom, waterfront penthouse in County Cork, Ireland. Panoramic views of Kinsale Harbor, 2 private balconies, open plan kitchen, living, and dining area. Kinsale offers world class golf, gourmet wining and dining, spa facilities and scenic drives.

<strong>Cape Cod Beach House</strong>

Cape Cod Beach House

4 days, 4 nights, sleeps up to 6 in two bedrooms. Boasts a private stretch of beach and a panoramic view of Lake Wequequat from the screened gazebo. Located in Centreville, a leafy rural area of Cape Cod.

<strong>Alabama Football Package</strong>

Alabama Football Package

Includes an autographed football, 2 tickets to the 2014 Auburn vs. Alabama Game in The Zone of the South End, dinner for 2 at Chuck's Fish House in Tuscaloosa.

<strong>Auburn Football Package</strong>

Auburn Football Package

Includes an autographed football, 2 tickets to the 2014 Auburn vs. Texas A&M Game and dinner for 2 at Hamilton's on Magnolia

<strong>BBQ Party for 30</strong>

BBQ Party for 30

Golden Rule Barbecue for 30 people with City Lights (Ron Bordages' Band).

<strong>Year of Eating Out</strong>

Year of Eating Out

Includes gift certificates to dine at Chez Fon Fon, The Spring House Restaurant at Lake Martin, Season's 52, The Summit Club, Blue Springs Manor, and others.

<strong>Board Wine Collection</strong>

Board Wine Collection

Playa Naranjo, Punarenas, Costa RicaKinsale Penthouse, Cork County, IrelandCape Cod Beach HouseAlabama Football PackageAuburn Football PackageBBQ Party for 30Year of Eating OutAdd to your own wine cellar with ten - twenty bottles of fine wine gathered by the Board of Directors of the Guild from the collections of some of Birmingham’s most discerning wine connoisseurs.

Tickets to the event are $75 per person and $150 per couple. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Beth Adams at dsadams301@aol.com or Martha Black at bobnmartha@bellsouth.net. All proceeds benefit the Birmingham Music Club Guild Scholarship Fund and the Birmingham Music Club Concert Series.


Kim Scott to be Honored by Birmingham Music Club Guild

Kim Scott jazz flutistThe Birmingham Music Club Guild will hold its annual gala on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the Vestavia Country Club. The lively fundraiser provides music scholarships that benefit Alabama college students in their undergraduate work. The Guild has raised more than $500,000 over the years for worthy music students.

The Music Guild Scholarship winner of 1993 is this year’s honored guest. Kim Scott, Chair of the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) music department will be recognized and will delight guests with a performance. Scott is a successful jazz flutist whose 2013 CD track “Golden” released as Number One on Billboard Radio’s Smooth Jazz chart. Scot is also an ASFA alumna, and has brought several Grammy Award winners to the school to teach master classes. She received the 2013 Outstanding Arts School Alumnus Award from the Arts Schools Network, the nation’s largest professional membership organization of specialized arts schools, as well as numerous other local and national honors.

ASFA is a tuition-free, public school for talented Alabama students in grades 7-12. Admission is by audition only in one of six areas of study: Creative Writing, Dance, Math/Science, Music, Theater Arts, and Visual Arts. For more information about the ASFA, please visit the school’s website or call 205-252-9241.


2013 Scholarship Winners Announced

Left to right, Andrew Nalley (Voice); Elaine Clark - Scholarship Chairman, Alana Guarino (Flute), Johnny Mok (Cello), Kay Clark - Scholarship Committee, Katherine Vest (piano), and Arthur Bosarge, (accompanist).

Left to right, Andrew Nalley (Voice); Elaine Clark – Scholarship Chairman, Alana Guarino (Flute), Johnny Mok (Cello), Kay Clark – Scholarship Committee, Katherine Vest (piano), and Arthur Bosarge, (accompanist).

First Place winners of the 2013 Scholarship Auditions performed at the Spring Luncheon for the Guild of the Birmingham Music Club on Friday, April 12, 2013.


Click here for more information on first and second place winners.

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