News for March 2015
Thanks to all our volunteers for offering their time and talent to promote Partners’ mission of “Bringing People and the Arts Together.”
From the Desk of Your Partners’ President:
The Pavilion season kicked off last week with the KSBJ Anniversary Concert. It is going to be an incredible 2015! There are many contemporary shows already booked and on sale, the performing arts schedule is phenomenal and there are two new educational outreach events added for this year. You can expect lots of volunteer opportunities, so please renew your Partners membership ASAP. We need your help in bringing the arts to the community! Membership dues can be paid online or mailed and go toward arts and educational outreach.
Partners badge pick up day is scheduled for April 9 from 3-6 p.m. in The Pavilion administration building. Please remember to bring your old badge if you were issued one previously or $5 if you have lost or misplaced your badge.
If you have never been issued a badge, we will be taking photos. Please come as close to 3 p.m. as possible if you have never been issued a badge. We will also be issuing shirts to new Partners.
It is understood that some of you may not be able to make this date. There will be other opportunities announced. However if you never received a badge, it is important you attend this badge pick up. We will be retaking photos for those who NEVER RECEIVED AN ACTUAL BADGE. This also will be shirt pick up day if you never received a shirt. Thanks for all you do to bring the arts to the community!
2015 Performing Arts Events
Wednesday, April 22 Peking Acrobats with the Houston Symphony
Friday, May 8 Beethoven & Bartok with the Houston Symphony
Friday, May 15 “The Magic Flute” with Houston Grand Opera
Friday, May 29 The Music of Led Zeppelin with the Houston Symphony
Friday, June 12 Disney in Concert with the Houston Symphony
Friday, June 19 Texas Music Festival Orchestra
Friday, July 3 Star-Spangled Salute with the Houston Symphony
Thursday, July 30 Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll with the Houston Symphony
Saturday, Aug. 15 Grease Sing-A-Long
Thursday, Sept. 10 Music of the Americas with the Houston Symphony
Thursday, Oct. 1 Mixed Repertory with Houston Ballet
Friday, Oct. 23 Hocus Pocus Pops with the Houston Symphony
Saturday, Nov. 14 & Sunday, Nov. 15 20th Annual Children’s Festival
Thursday, Dec. 3 Holly Jolly Jingle
2015 Educational Outreach Events
Wednesday, April 22 Arts Day Out (HOB Tent)
Monday, May 18 Musical Scores
Wednesday, May 20 Spring Fine Arts Education Day
Monday, June 8- Thursday, June 11 The Woodlands Chamberfest
Saturday, Sept 19 Music in Motion
Wednesday, Oct. 7 Fall Fine Arts Education Day
Thursday, Nov. 12 & Friday, Nov. 13 20th Annual Children’s Festival
New Members Performing Arts Training – **Thursday, April 9 & Wednesday, May 6**
There are two informational meetings scheduled for new and potential 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 is included. If you plan to attend or would like more information, contact Leslie Williams at 281-210-1125 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please tell anyone who is considering joining Partners to come and explore volunteering here at The Pavilion!
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. But what was most fun for them was a commercial they created for The Pavilion Partners.
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-45d-rtTgc
Membership – Please renew your membership today! Visit us online at http://www.woodlandscenter.org/volunteer.html for complete membership info.
17th Annual Wine Dinner - A record 259 guests experienced a one-of-a-kind evening dining on the Main Stage at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in support of the arts at The Pavilion Partners 17th Annual Wine Dinner & Auction March 22. Partners, the official volunteer organization of The Pavilion, raised approximately $170,000 at the event, with $106,000 going directly to scholarships. Since its inception, Partners has raised more than $911,000 for scholarships to students studying the arts.
A very special thank you to the committee and volunteers: Co-chairs Randy Lowry and Lisa Koetting, Chardelle Adelson, Debbie, Black, Danny Black, Judith Bartok, Joy Borneman, Sylvia Caracio, Annabelle Carrillo, Name Chambliss, Patsy Chambliss, Simone Chiang, Sean Connelly, Andria Cuellar, Gabe Cuellar, Debra Dozier, Matt Dozier, Tina Dunne, Keith Ferry, Mary Lou Fitch, Angela Gott, Mark Gott, Janene Hemmen, Dick Jones, Judy Jones, Cindy Kirk, George Lindahl III, Joanne Lowry, Brenda Mizell, Shelli Moran, Kathryn Painter, Rick Raanes, Liz Regan, Ken Reynolds, Rhonda Richardson, Marinella Rogers, Nancy Sandstrum, Steve Sandstrum, Sharon Schilling, Clay Tarro, Ben Thomas, and Connie Wagner. A special thanks to The Pavilion staff for an outstanding performance at the most successful wine dinner to date!
Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival – April 10-12, 2015 Save the Date! POSITIONS STILL OPEN. 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” in 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 one thousand hours! Another benefit of volunteering at the Festival is that you will receive 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.
Again, thank you for your loyalty and dedication to The Pavilion. Partners looks forward to your continued support in 2015.