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The Pavilion Partners September Newsletter

News for September 2010

September has been a really, really busy month!  Thanks to all our dedicated volunteers for filling up the shows quickly.  Help is still needed for Nickelback – Oct. 15 and Buzzfest XXV – Oct. 23.  Please sign up online if you are available to work either of these events.

KISS – Partners will host a pre-concert dinner and fund-raiser on Friday, September 17 in the House of Blues Hospitality Tent at The Pavilion.   Tickets are still available.  The cost is $200 per person which includes a social hour and buffet dinner before the show, a VIP Club Pass and reserved seating for the KISS performance.  A live auction and silent auction will be held featuring hotel, dinner, travel, sports and theater packages and more!  Proceeds from this event will benefit The Pavilion’s educational outreach programs.  Contact Charlotte Weschler at or 281-364-3010.

Congratulations to George Lindahl Selected 2010 Hometown Hero – George Lindahl has been selected as a 2010 Hometown Hero and will be recognized for his many contributions to the community at The Woodlands Celebration of Excellence Gala benefiting Interfaith of The Woodlands.   The gala will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel.  George is the current chairman of the Board at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and is  an active philanthropist and volunteer in numerous charitable organizations in The Woodlands and greater Houston community. 

Concert In The Park – ­­Partners social committee invites you to join them for a free Concert in the Park featuring British invasion music by the Fab 5.  We will gather at Northshore Park located at 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands on Sunday, October 17.  The concert begins at 5:30 p.m.  Look for an evite with more information!

Thank You to Partners Volunteers - ­

“Below is a note from Jeff Young, extending his gratitude to all of our event staff, volunteers, law-enforcement, mounted and medical for all of their efforts.  Starting with Aerosmith on 8-5-10, just over a month ago, we have held sixteen events and hosted over 150,000 guests.  We cannot thank you and your families enough for spending your weekends and weeknights with The Pavilion.  We are consistently reminded of how fortunate we are to have the staff that we have.  We could not do what we do without you!  We look forward to a great finish to our 2010 Season.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!”     Kelly Rich, Event Manager       

“Thank you all for a great run of shows!  You are all amazing and truly the best at your jobs.  I thank you for giving your time and talent to the betterment of the venue.  We are the greatest venue on the planet because of you!  This message is also to be shared with your staff and our incredible Supervisors / Staff / Police / Medical / Volunteers &  Vendors.”

 THANK YOU.                  Jeff Young, Vice President of Operations

15th Annual Children’s Festival - Join the fun!  Volunteers are still needed for the Children’s Festival Committee.  Committee members help in the planning for the Activity Tent, Arts Alley, Healthy Kids Zone, Community Stage, Fun Zone and Partners Hat Booth.  If you are interested in serving on the Children’s Festival Committee, please contact Cindy DuBois by phone at 281-364-3010 or by email at

15th Annual Children’s Festival – November 13 & 14  Lots and lots of volunteers are needed for the 15th Annual Children’s Festival on Saturday and Sunday, November 14 & 15.  Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.  Volunteers will be doing a variety of activities and will be assigned shifts during the course of the event.  Please sign up online to volunteer.  For more information, contact Charlotte Weschler at

15th Annual Children’s Festival School Days – November 11 & 12  Join the fun!  We have thousands of school children attending the school day performances on Thursday, Nov. 11 and Friday, Nov. 12.  Partners will welcome students off their buses and direct them to their seats.  Plan to meet in The Woodforest Bank Club at 7:30 a.m.  Volunteer orientation will begin at 8:00 a.m.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Parking is in the Gold Lot parking garage located off Six Pines.  Please plan to remain until 1:45 p.m. when the buses are loaded.  You may sign up online to work the event or contact Charlotte Weschler at

Working at Children’s Festival is open to all Partners provided they have met the qualifications for an event volunteer badge or performing arts badge. 

Volunteers Needed for Arts Alley – Trisha MacDonald, chairman for Arts Alley, is looking for five volunteers to supervise one craft table each during the Children’s Festival.  Trisha will design a project and order materials for each craft.  Volunteers will be in charge of organizing and distributing materials for their assigned craft table during the two days of the event.  To volunteer please contact Keith Ferry at

Live From the Woodlands, It’s Saturday Night! – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion will host Saturday Night Live with musical guests, The Blues Brothers featuring Dan Aykroyd & Jim Belushi on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel.  The gala benefits the Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, home of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.  Additional details are available by visiting and clicking on the Saturday Night Live icon.  For reservations contact Christine Scully at 281-210-1102 or email

Audi Raffle begins in September – Audi will be raffling off a 2011 black A5 convertible to benefit The Pavilion’s gala.  The cost of each raffle ticket is $100 and only 750 tickets will be sold.  The tickets will be offered for sale at each Live Nation concert beginning in September and will remain on sale through February 26, 2011.  Partners’ event volunteers are invited to sell raffle tickets.  One event credit will be awarded for each concert worked.  If you enjoy selling raffle tickets and wish to participate, please contact Charlotte Weschler at

Event Volunteer Incentives-  The Partners Board of Directors approved the following incentives for the 2010 season.  Volunteers who meet the eight event requirement will receive this season’s volunteer pin.  Those who work above the requirement will receive a Partners logo hat for nine events, a 2011 club pass for ten events, and four 2011 lawn chair coupons for those working fifteen or more events.  (Those qualifying for the hat will receive a hat only the first season they qualify). The club pass and lawn chair coupons may only be used by Partners serving as an event volunteer during the 2011 season.

Hours Worked - This season volunteers will periodically receive an update listing the number of shows and hours worked.  Please check the update against your own records for any discrepancy.  If you are having trouble signing up for your events, please Contact Charlotte Weschler, for assistance. 

The Pavilion Buzz - Sign up to receive The Pavilion Buzz, your link to the nerve center of The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, home of The Pavilion!  This periodical source of information will give you insight about “Hot” topics and events at The Pavilion.  To join, visit 

Again, thank you for your loyalty and dedication to The Pavilion and Partners looks forward to your continued support in 2010.  



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