Friday, May 6, 2011, marked the 4th Annual Shepherd University Friends of Music (SUFOM) Tuxedo Junction fundraising gala. Held at the Bavarian Inn, in Shepherdstown, WV, the theme for this year's event was "Give My Regards to Broadway" and paid tribute to some of stage and screens most notable numbers.
The Shepherd University Jazz Ensemble provided the entertainment for the evening, and not only were the hills alive with the sound of music, but it also appeared that party-goers could have danced all night and still have begged for more.
Those looking for a break from the dance floor were encouraged to peruse the over 40 donations up for silent auction that evening. Items ranged from voice lessons, to yard work, to swanky dinner soirees held at the homes of some of Shepherdstown's most generous hostesses.
Speaking of hosts, the Bavarian put on a show of their own with this year's food stations. Each station featured a different musical production with the food coinciding with the setting of that show: Les Miserables, South Pacific, and Oklahoma to name a few.
This year's event was more than just a fundraiser, as it also served as somewhat of a farewell to Music Department Chair, Mark McCoy and his wife Lisa. The McCoy's will be heading west this summer and will be greatly missed by all those associated with the University's music program.
Here's giving my regards to both Broadway and the McCoy's--break a leg and best wishes!
Mark & Lisa McCoy
Clifford Smith, Val Smith, and Collin Lam
Ed Moore, Alice Barkus, and Neal Barkus
Ken Cooper, Cindy Eberhardt,
Richard Helldobler, and Allison EdwardsMore pictures from Tuxedo Junction 2011, after the break...