Omaha Symphony’s Council Bluffs Guild, supporting music education with “Bassoons and BBQ” event

Posted on: June 3, 2022

“The Council Bluffs Guild of the Omaha Symphony is getting ready for another night of fun, food, and music,” writes Adam Kiesel in Tuesday’s (5/31) KMA Radio (Shenandoah, IA). “The Guild’s ‘Bassoons and BBQ’ is coming up in early June. The event serves as a way to give back to the community, and also raise funds to support the Omaha Symphony…. ‘It’s going to be a bassoon trio outdoor concert,’ said [former Guild president and current board advisor Kelsey] Stupfell.… Landon Williams will be receiving the Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation … $2,000 scholarship … given annually to a student … entering the music field. The Guild’s Bassoons and BBQ follows their mission to educate and engage the community—including the over 4,000 Southwest Iowa students and educators they serve. The Guild has even been recognized nationally for their work with the esteemed Spotlight Award granted by the Volunteer Council of the League of American Orchestras. Stupfell says this passion of giving back is what initially drew her to the Council Bluffs Guild…. Said Stupfell, ‘I’m a music lover myself, and I love the music education for our younger audience to kind of help with that next generation coming up.’ ”