The Opus I Music Society was founded to provide an opportunity for individuals of all musical backgrounds and any level of musical ability to meet monthly for the sake of promoting and enjoying music. The Society is affiliated with the Pennsyvania Federation of Music Clubs (PFMC) and the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC).

Purpose: To make music an integral part of the cultural, social and educational life of the community.

History: The Opus I Music Society began in 1991 at a meeting of five women who shared a common interest in forming a local, federated music club in the southern Butler County area.

Events: Members and special guests present a wide variety of music programs throughout the year for education and enjoyment.

Membership & Dues: Membership is open to everyone who enjoys music and guests are welcome. Dues are $35 annually and includes membership in PFMC and NFMC.

Times Signature Newsletters:
November 2017 issue
April 2015 issue
March 2015 issue
February 2015 issue

President: Karen Douglass, karenjdouglass@gmail.com
Vice President: Ruth Ann McChesney, pfmcRAM@hotmail.com
Secretary: Kathy Csellar, kcsellar@consolidated.net
Treasurer: Linda Maurhoff, pfmcpres203@hotmail.com
Federation Secretary: Kathy Kemerer, nedivemf30@embarqmail.com

Meetings: The Opus I Music Society meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second Monday of each month from September through May.

Location: LifePointe (formerly Mars) Alliance Church on Route 228 in Mars, PA which is located in southern Butler County about 20 miles north of Pittsburgh.

Contact: For more information, contact any member of the club.


2018 Opus I Meetings

Opus I - 2018
Ryan Stewart (and son) at his program on "Billy Strayhorn, Jazz Great of Pittsburgh"


Opus I - 2018
(l to r) Margie Rinaman and Ruth Ann McChesney host the November meeting

(Photos from other 2018 Opus I meetings continue at the top of the next column)