The 17th Annual Opera Brunch


Supporting 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, they donated $7,800 to deserving music students. Their 17th Annual Opera Brunch Music Scholarship Fundraiser is this February 23rd (Saturday) at the Niceville Community Center, located at 204 N Partin Drive, Niceville, FL. Starting at 11:30 am until 1:30 pm, 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 “Florencia in the Amazon.” In addition, you may participate in a raffle with lots of choices from gift cards, tickets, wine, art work, jewelry, etc. Please join us for the fun as we 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, or Call: 850-527-4200 to purchase for “will call,” or, online at for $38 adults/students under Opera Brunch. To learn more about the Choctaw Bay Music Club visit our website at