South Carolina Federation of Music Clubs
SOUTH CAROLINA FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS
Changing Our World Through Music
"The mission of this organization shall be to stimulate and broaden interest in the musical activities in South Carolina; to participate in the work of the National Federation of Music Clubs; to bring into working relations with SCFMC music clubs and other musical organizations; to aid and encourage musical education and to develop and maintain high musical standards in the state."
In 1919, two women from Greenville were contacted by the Federation asking if they would consider an organization of the clubs in South Carolina. They attended a meeting of the National Federation and later in 1920 called a meeting in Columbia to form our state federation. In 1921, a more complete organization was made and had its real beginning. Continue
The encircling band of blue is the loyalty that holds us together. It is tipped with gold that is enduring in our friendship and our music. The eagle of supremacy, with outstretched wings, stands guard above us. Across all rests our symbol, notes reading "My Country Tis of Thee." It is with faith in friendship, country, and God that we stand secure within the bonds of our Federation through music. Continue
"Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners; she makes people milder and gentler, more oral and more reasonable."
- Martin Luther