2015 Rhythm & Muse Gala

Rhythm & Muse GalaThe Guild will host the 2015 Rhythm & Muse on Saturday, January 31, 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 to music by City Lights, a performance by 1988 scholarship winner Diane Boyd Schultz, and a live auction by auctioneer Bob Straka with fabulous trips, tickets to local attractions, sports packages, wine collection and much more!

Ticket Prices

Grand Piano $2,500.00 – One (1) table for ten (10) people to Gala Cocktail Dinner Party and ten (10) drink tickets. Premiere seating.

Percussion $1,000.00 – One (1) table for 8 people to Gala Cocktail Dinner Party and 8 drink tickets. Premiere seating.

Keyboard $500.00 – Four (4) tickets to Gala Cocktail Dinner Party and four (4) drink tickets.

Strings $250.00 – Two (2) tickets to Gala Cocktail Dinner Party and two (2) drink tickets.

Voice $100.00 – One (1) ticket got Gala Cocktail Party.

Tickets may be purchased by contacting Judy Anderson at wittichen51@gmail.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.

Gala Live Auction

Auction items include fabulous trips to Santorini, St. Croix, or British Columbia. Or you might bid on and win a sports and athletics package, Alabama and Auburn football packages, parties, a local brewery tour, a local Birmingham attractions package, or a wine collection.


<strong>Santorini, Greece</strong>

Santorini, Greece

Six (6) nights’ accommodation in our 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom luxury villa-sleeps 6. Includes a private patio, sitting area for alfresco dining and an outdoor heated hydro massage spa, complimentary Santorini wine, mineral waters and juices. Special services are available at extra cost-massages, private chef, etc.

<strong>Whistler, British Columbia</strong>

Whistler, British Columbia

Voted the number one resort in North America, Whistler Resort boasts world-class skiing, golfing, hiking, biking and other outdoor sports. Seven (7) nights accommodations in your own private luxury 3 bedroom Chalet for 6 people with a gorgeous view, private hot tub and convenient access to the village. Not available from December 15th through February 15th.

<strong>Brewery Tour for 8</strong>

Brewery Tour for 8

Choose seven of your fun loving friends to sip and savor the finest artisanal, small batch beers in Birmingham! You’ll be driven to Avondale Brewing Company, Cahaba Brewing Company, Good People Brewing Company and Trim Tab Brewing Company by limousine.
Generously donated by Larry’s Limousine Service (good for 4 hours for 8 people), Atlas Keg Company and Robert Israel, Rudi Quarles of POP’s Pies.

<strong>Best of Birmingham Attractions</strong>

Best of Birmingham Attractions

What better way to explore your own backyard than with this fabulous package that includes Dinner for four (4) at The Club, includes a 3-course meal and wine ($250 value); Four (4) tickets to any 2015 performance of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra; Family Four (4) Pack for the Birmingham Zoo; Four (4) Barons tickets to any home game in the 2015 Season; Barber Motorsports Museum Tour; Dinner for two (2) at Iron City Grill; Backstage Tour and “Big Bertha,” the Mighty Wurlitzer, Organ Demonstration at the Alabama Theatre for 4-12 people; Private Tour of the Birmingham Museum of Art for 8 – 10 friends by Docent Gloria Anderson; McWane Center Family MembershipTwo; and (2) Tickets to the Birmingham Music Club performance of The Desert Song in May 2015. Generously donated by All of the Above.

<strong>Coakley Bay, US Virgin Islands</strong>

Coakley Bay, US Virgin Islands

A seven (7) night luxury private stay in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa for up to 4 people, Saturday to Saturday. Concierge services are available with complimentary Champagne upon arrival, local area knowledge and assistance arranging excursions. In suite chef and masseuse service are also available upon request.

<strong>Sports & Athletic Package</strong>

Sports & Athletic Package

This over-the-top sports package includes something for everyone: a Paddle Board and Oar (certificate must be redeemed by March 31); a 3 Month Membership Package for AnyTime Fitness; Skeet Shooting for 2 at Selwood Farms, 2 Rounds of Golf at Purcell Farms; Antique Fishing Gear; and a $500 Gift Card for Simmon’s Sporting Goods. Compliments of Padella Paddle Boards, Ben Bludsworth; AnyTime Fitness, Blake Scazzaro; Selwood Farms, Will Roberson, Duke McCaa and Charles Anderson; and Judy Anderson.

<strong>Shoy Estate, St. Croix</strong>

Shoy Estate, St. Croix

Each package includes 7 nights luxury private stay in a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom villas for up to eight (8) people, Saturday to Saturday. Services of our resident St. Croix expert include concierge services with complimentary Champagne upon arrival, local area knowledge and assistance arranging excursions. In suite chef and masseuse service are also available upon request.

<strong>Dinner for 12</strong>

Dinner for 12

Enjoy a perfectly prepared three course meal by Chef Joseph Mitchell, Director/Advisor of the Culinary & Hospitality Management Program of Jefferson State Community College. Chef Mitchell’s talents are well known, not only with his students, but in the community. He has donated his considerable talents and skills to a number of area charities.
Compliments of Chef Joseph Mitchell.

<strong>Alabama Football Package</strong>

Alabama Football Package

Two tickets located in the South Zone, signed football and tour of the stadium and football complex. An Alabama billfold and insulated cup included. Compliments of Charles and Judy Anderson.

<strong>Auburn Football Package</strong>

Auburn Football Package

Two tickets to the football rivalry of the Southeast, located around the 40 yard line, signed football and dinner for 2 at Hamilton’s on Magnolia. An Auburn billfold included. Compliments of Charles and Judy Anderson, Hamilton’s on Magnolia.

<strong>BBQ Party for 30</strong>

BBQ Party for 30

Invite thirty of your friends to a casual backyard BBQ complete with sides and live musical entertainment. Does not include any drinks, alcoholic or non-alcoholic. Compliments of Golden Rule Barbeque and City Lights, an oldies Rock and Roll band, led by our own talented Ron Bourdages, executive director of the Birmingham Music Club.

<strong>Cookie Decorating Party for 8</strong>

Cookie Decorating Party for 8

Invite seven (7) of your favorite baking friends to a unique, creative cookie decorating party. This fun, hands-on, 2-hour class is a great introduction that can be adapted to any season and age group. The class teaches food safety, icing consistency, how to use a decorating bag, and basic techniques with various decorating tips and utensils. The party includes cookies to decorate, icing and icing colors, a decorating kit for each student to use, and a take home as a favor. The kit contents include a Round Tip #3, Star Tip #18, Leaf Tip #352, a 10” Professional Decorating Bag, a Standard Coupler, a Plastic Spreader and Instruction Sheet, a finished cookie container, zip lock bags for dirty utensils and supplies, solid color disposable plastic tablecloths and aprons for each student (child or adult sizes). The hostess needs to provide a one to two month advance notice with several optional dates and times, and location in the Birmingham area. Friday and Saturday afternoons and evenings are easiest to schedule. The hostess also needs to supply tables and chairs, invitations, party decorations and refreshments, and access to a sink. Smiles, happy attitudes and creativity are encouraged!
Generously donated by Betsy Cooper of B Coops Art House.

<strong>Board Wine Collection</strong>

Board Wine Collection

Add to your own wine cellar with 10-20 bottles of fine wines secured by the Guild’s Board of Directors from the collections of some of Birmingham’s most discerning wine connoisseurs. Collection assembled by Pat Grant, Birmingham Music Club Guild President.

Prelude to the Holidays, Friday December 12th

First Partners Bank

Opportunity Drawing Prizes

Drawings will take place at the party. You do not have to be present to win. All proceeds benefit the Birmingham Music Club Guild Scholarship Program. For Opportunity Drawing tickets, please contact Diane Beck, 205-915-0903, or Judy Anderson, 205-913-1049.


Opportunity Drawing Items are shown below.  Also included, but not shown are:
  • An original, stained glass, mosaic art piece by Gerda Carmichael,
  • A framed antique European Map, circa 1800’s,
  • Jewelry by Amy Morse and Wallace Burke Fine Jewelers, and
  • An original painting by local artist Suzanne Chenoweth depicting an English pastoral landscape of the charming Cotswolds countryside.


2 Wrought Iron Lamps

2 Wrought Iron Lamps

Indoor, Vintage-Styled, Brass-Washed Look, Wrought Iron Lamps with Linen Shades.
Generously donated by Marsha Drennen

Momentaker Photography Package

Momentaker Photography Package

Capture the memories of a lifetime taken by one of the best photographers in town, our own Angie Holder.
A $675 value generously donated by Angie Holder.

2 Vintage Botanicals

2 Vintage Botanicals

Circa 1930s, these 2 Botanicals would grace any walls with beauty and character.
Generously donated by Marsha Drennen.

Seascape Painting

Seascape Painting

Seascape painting donated by Anne Lamkin. Dimensions: 27 1/8" x 32 3/8"

Travel Case

Travel Case

Decorative Travel Case, complete with easy-to-pack items to maintain your beauty while traveling. Case includes Trocadero Gift Certificate-Cut & Style- for pre-trip beauty preparation; Sleep Mask; Skin Lab Cleansing Towelettes; Fresh Lip Treatment; Gilchrist & Soames Mending Kit, Vanity Kit, 2 Shoe Mittens, Mouth Wash and Bath Crystals; Spa Slippers; Mokara Oatmeal Soap; Chanel Lipstick Sampler Kit; Boscia Facial Blotting Cloths; Sephora Travel Mirror; One-of-a-Kind Lavender Sachet with Vintage Button; Colgate Travel Toothbrush and Toothpaste; Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Scent by Christian Dior; Shower Sponge; Manicure Set and Kate Spade Nail Polish. Generously donated by Judy Anderson, Marsha Drennen and Trocadero.

Joy of Cooking Basket

Joy of Cooking Basket

Oversized, vintage, fluted metal pie pan brimming with unique cooking items to include a Joy of Cooking cookbook signed by the author Ethan Becker; a set of 4 Randall’s Adventure Esee Knives, also signed by author Ethan Becker; Cutting Board; Collander; Grater; Vegetable Cleaning Brush; 2 Dish Towels; White Battenburg Lace Apron; Oven Mitt and Hot Pad Set; Set of Decorative Spatulas; 2 Wooden Spoons; Toast Spatula and Boyajian Fine Oils.
Generously donated by Judy Anderson.

Vintage Cranberry Glass

Vintage Cranberry Glass

13 piece cranberry glass set. 4 plates, 3 tumblers, 4 juice glasses, 2 demitasse glasses, 1 candy dish. Generously donated by Judy Anderson.

Bridal Basket

Bridal Basket

bowl, with hand-painted pink and blue flowers. Perfect for a bride-to-be or a decorative piece in the home. Generously donated by Judy Anderson.

Beauty Basket

Beauty Basket

An array of beauty and body items for the discerning woman perfectly packaged in a washed grey woven basket. Basket includes Spa Slippers; Archipelago Botanicals; Shower Gel; Hand Cream; Body Lotion; Molton Brown Loofah Mitt; Pecksniff’s Talcum Powder; Kevin Murphy Hair Lotions; Fresh Brand Lip Gloss; Gilchrist & Soames Bath Crystals; Pre de Provence Bath Soaps; Chanel #5 Eau Premiere; Sephora Portable Mirror; Royal Apothic Hand Wash and Hand Lotion Set; The Hair Group Gift Certificate –One Cut & Style; Deepstep Argan Oil Sugar Scrub; One of a Kind Lavender Sachet w/ Vintage Button; and a $50 Gift Certificate to the Skin Wellness Center. Donated by Judy Anderson, Marsha Drennen, The Hair Group, Chelsea Lane and Belk at the Summit.

Fine Dining Package

Fine Dining Package

Dinner for 2 at The Summit Club, Chez Fon Fon and Highlands Bar and Grill. This package includes 3 dinners for 2- The Summit Club located in a sumptuous setting atop the Regions Harbert Plaza, one of the finest private dining clubs in town; and Chez Fon Fon and Highlands Bar and Grill, located in the heart of Five Points South, owned by nationally acclaimed and award winning chef Frank Stitt and his wife Pardis.
Generously donated by The Summit Club and Frank and Pardis Stitt.

Vince Dooley Garden Gift Box

Vince Dooley Garden Gift Box

A Vintage, Wooden Tool/Garden Box brimming with a gardener’s wish list. Box includes Coach Vince Dooley’s Garden Book, autographed by Coach Dooley; An Original Custom-Made Gardener’s Apron; Garden Goddess-3 Piece Garden Tool Set; Pink Garden Gloves; 2 Green Flower Pots & 2 Floral Notepads; 1 Pack of Seeds ; 2 Hand Sanitizers & 1 Green Umbrella; Max Block Sun Screen and After Sun Aloe Vera Lotion; $25 Gift Certificate to Hanna’s Garden Shop and $150 Landscape Consultation by Lisa Elliott of Hanna’s Garden Shop. Generously donated by Judy Anderson, Marsha Drennen, first fruits, Lisa Elliott and Hanna’s Garden Shop.



Diane Boyd Schultz to Perform at 2015 Gala

Diane Boyd Schultz

Diane Boyd Schultz

Flutist and piccoloist Diane Boyd Schultz has established her career through solo and chamber performances in the United States, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Russia, Romania, and Austria. She has performed as flutist and piccoloist of the Dallas Bach Society, Alabama Symphony, Terre Haute Symphony, Tuscaloosa Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, and Richardson Symphony Orchestras. She is a prizewinner of several national and international competitions, including the Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition and the National Federation of Music Clubs Orchestral Winds Competition. Her festival appearances include Interlochen and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camps, the British Flute Society, National Flute Association, Mid-South Flute Festival, Florida Flute Association, and the Flute Society of St. Louis, and performances have been broadcast on Red River Radio and Blue Lake Public Radio. She has also recorded for the Emmy award-winning documentary Weathered Secrets and for incidental music to the play Death of A Salesman.

She has presented masterclasses and clinics in England, Québec, The Bahamas, Cuba, Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arizona, Texas, Ohio, Colorado, New York, Oklahoma, and Florida. A Rotary International Scholar, she studied at McGill University in Montréal, and she has received grants to pursue her interest in studying and commissioning new works for flute and piccolo by American composers. She commissioned Robert Frank’s Rhapsody and Allegro (piccolo and harp) and Stephen Lias’s Sonata (flute and piano) and premièred these works at festivals in Orlando and Columbus, OH. Her articles have appeared in Flute Talk, Pan, and Instrumentalist.

Schultz is Professor of Flute of the School of Music of The University of Alabama, where she is also a member of the Capstone Wind Quintet. Previously she was on the faculties of Stephen F. Austin and Eastern Illinois Universities. She is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

The 1988 scholarship winner will perform at the Birmingham Music Club Guild Rhythm & Muse Gala at the Vestavia Hills Country Club on January 31, 2015.


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