It is often said that one can find lessons for life in any song that Gilbert & Sullivan ever wrote. The excerpt above (which many of you will recognize) is the first verse of Colonel Fairfax’s reflective Act I ballad from The Yeomen of the Guard, which held special meaning for Bruce throughout his life.

On the night of June 20, 2008 our maestro, our mentor, our brother Bruce was taken from us on his 81st birthday. Eight years since his passing, it’s hard not to imagine him still among us—in our music, in our laughter, in our hearts—but most tangibly in the Foundation built upon his life-long commitment to serving talented young performing artists. This year marks Bruce’s 89th birthday. We invite you to celebrate 89 years of his life and legacy in a very special way.

For the month of June, the Foundation is launching a new campaign: “Monty’s 89th Birthday Boon!” Please consider making a tax-deductible donation of $89 to the Foundation in honor of the man whose life and legacy has inspired generations of performers (perhaps especially yourself) to pursue their artistic dreams.

Any and all contributions help to build the endowment to fund our Springboard Grants, awarded annually to talented young musicians and theater arts students. Furthermore, should you choose to renew your $89 commitment on a monthly basis you would join the prestigious group of loyal supporters that help to define and guide the organization’s activities—the Director’s Circle, the lifeblood of the Montgomery Foundation.

Bruce Eglinton Montgomery

~ Bruce Eglinton Montgomery ~
20 June 1927 – 21 June 2008

Thank you, and always remember…

“Don’t be afraid to be magnificent!”

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With warm regards,

Gene Schneyer, Chairman of the Board
Chris Rubino, Chairman, Development Committee

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