Stephenville Music Club celebrates 90 years


Submitted by Elaine Smith

Here’s an interesting fact: the Stephenville Music Club is 90 years old! They are kicking off their 90th year on September 14 at noon with a celebration of music in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at Columbia and College Streets. This year’s theme is “Let Freedom Sing” featuring a history of American music. There will be an interesting program with a focus on the American Revolution era. You don’t have to be a musician or even sing a note. It is the shared love of music that brings us together. A potluck luncheon will follow the program including a big birthday cake!

The Music Club is also presenting a Gospel Music Festival in conjunction with ByGone Days on October 14th in the Chapel on the Bosque at the Stephenville House Museum from 11 – 3. The event name is “Joyful Noise” which promises to present inspiring, encouraging music. Great folks such as C.B. Sutton, Dan and Cheryl DeVivo, Bob Becker, Sweet Memories Ladies Barbershop Group, Dr. Troy Robertson, Glenn Murray, and the Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble will be performing uplifting music. Heavenly Harmonies from Denton will kick off the event and is a prominent gospel group well-known around North Texas. There will be silent auction items inside the chapel and food vendors outside with all the other interesting features of ByGone Days. 

The Stephenville Music Club’s mission statement is: “To bring the spiritualizing force of music to our community and our nation.” Members of the club are proud of the history of bringing music to the area for 90 years and welcome anyone to join them in the mission. As a 501 3c nonprofit organization, any funds raised go to an annual scholarship given to a TSU music student chosen by faculty and staff of the Performing Arts Department. Contact Elaine Smith at [email protected] for more information about the club and the event.

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