News for February 2015
Happy Valentines Day!
Thanks to all our volunteers for offering their time and talent to promote Partners’ mission of “Bringing People and the Arts Together.”
Pollstar released the year-end numbers for 2014 and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has finished 2nd in the world in the top 100 outdoor amphitheaters based on total tickets sold. Congratulations to all for helping to make the 2014 season a huge success!
From the Desk of Your Partners’ President:
The Pavilion season will be here before you know it. Make sure you sign up again this year to volunteer; we need your help in bringing the arts to the community! Membership can be paid online or mailed. If you have anyone interested in being a Partner, we are offering monthly training opportunities to become a Performing Arts Volunteer to work symphonies and educational outreach programs. Also on March 7 there will be an open house with departmental training for those who want to work the contemporary concerts, so make sure and tell your friends. If you haven’t had the training, sign up ASAP as this Event Volunteer training only happens a couple times a year.
2015 Performing Arts Events
*subject to change
Wed., April 22 The Peking Acrobats with the Houston Symphony
Fri., May 8 Beethoven & Bartok with the Houston Symphony
Fri., May 15 “The Magic Flute” with Houston Grand Opera
Fri., May 29 The Music of Led Zeppelin with the Houston Symphony
Fri., June 12 Disney in Concert with the Houston Symphony
Fri., June 19 Texas Music Festival Orchestra
Fri., July 3 Star-Spangled Salute with the Houston Symphony
Thurs., July 30 Michael Cavanaugh with the Houston Symphony
Summer 2015 Grease Sing-A-Long
Thurs., Sept. 10 Music of the Americas with the Houston Symphony
Thurs., Oct. 1 Mixed Repertory with Houston Ballet
Fri., Oct. 23 Hocus Pocus Pops with the Houston Symphony
Sat., Nov. 14 & Sun. Nov. 15 20th Annual Children’s Festival
Thurs., Dec. 3 Holly Jolly Jingle
2015 Educational Outreach Events
Wed., April 22 Arts Day Out (HOB Tent)
Mon., May 18 Musical Scores
Wed., May 20 Spring Fine Arts Education Day
Mon., June 8- Thurs., June 11 The Woodlands Chamberfest
Sat., Sept. 19 Music in Motion
Wed., Oct. 7 Fall Fine Arts Education Day
Thurs., Nov. 12 & Fri., Nov. 13 20th Annual Children’s Festival
Annual Meeting – February 27 6-8 p.m. in the Woodforest Bank Club at The Pavilion.
The evening begins with a social hour followed by the business meeting. This is a great way to meet and greet fellow Partners. Come hear the latest updates on the new 2015 season. There will be opportunities to sign up for the educational outreach events, wine dinner and a variety of committees. Watch for an Evite with additional information. See you there!
New Members Performing Arts Training – Wednesday, Feb. 18 - There are two informational meetings for new Partners interested in being a Performing Arts Volunteer. Volunteers may choose to attend at 1 or 6 p.m. Each session lasts approximately an hour and a half. This is a great way to find out more about our volunteer program. A mini-tour of The Pavilion included.
If you plan to attend or would like more information contact Leslie Williams at 281-210-1125 or [email protected]. Please tell anyone who is considering joining Partners to come and explore volunteering here at The Pavilion!
New Event Volunteer Date – March 7 (aka Open House) - If you are interested in volunteering at contemporary concerts (rock and country, etc), AND HAVE NOT HAD THIS TRAINING, this is a mandatory training day. Please contact Leslie at 281-210-1125 or [email protected]. More info to come.
High School Interns Create Pavilion Partner Commercial – Each year The Pavilion participates in the Education for Tomorrow Alliance Summer Internship program. This past year The Pavilion was honored to have two high school interns, Alexis Danz and Rachel Vaughn, who helped in many ways including helping to facilitate the annual Pre-Concert Fundraiser and Auction. But what was most fun and rewarding for them was a commercial they created for The Pavilion Partners: http://youtu.be/U-45d-rtTgc
Membership - Due by March 1, sign up today! Please visit us online at http://www.woodlandscenter.org/volunteer.html for complete membership info.
17th Annual Wine Dinner - The 17th Annual Wine Dinner will be held Sunday, March 22 on the main stage of The Pavilion. Come enjoy hors d’oeuvres, dinner and premier wines while offering your support for Partners’ scholarship program and The Pavilion’s educational outreach programs. It’s time to make your reservation by contacting Leslie Williams at [email protected]. The ticket price is $225 per person and tables may be reserved to seat ten guests. Seating is limited.
Auction items are needed for this event. If you have access to sports tickets or memorabilia, condos for skiing, fishing or the beach, special golf packages, boat trips, spa packages, etc. please contact committee co-chairman Randy Lowry at [email protected]. Donations are tax deductible and would be greatly appreciated.
Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival – April 10-12, 2015 Save the Date!
Website opens for sign up this weekend on Sunday, Feb. 15!
As a charity partner, The Pavilion is required to enlist volunteers in order to qualify for a donation from a portion of the festival proceeds. When you sign up on their website to volunteer, select The Pavilion as the “charity partner” on order to receive credit as a Partner.
It takes over 600 volunteers to make the Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival happen. As a charity partner, The Pavilion Partners qualifies for a donation from the Festival proceeds based on the number of volunteer hours we provide. Partners as well as their friends, family and coworkers are invited to volunteer by registering at www.woodlandsartsfestival.com and selecting The Pavilion as their “charity” partner. All volunteers must be 18 years of age.
Last year Partners donated over 1000 hours!!
Another benefit of volunteering at WWAF is free admission into the festival on the day of your volunteer assignment with the opportunity to browse and shop before and/or after your assigned working shift. You will also receive a commemorative volunteer festival t-shirt.
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 www.woodlandscenter.org and click "Join Our Mailing List."
Again, thank you for your loyalty and dedication to The Pavilion. Partners looks forward to your continued support in 2015.