News for January 2013


Thanks to all our volunteers for offering their time and talent to promote Partners mission of “Bringing People and the Arts Together.”

Pollstar has released the year end numbers for 2012 and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has finished 2nd in the world in amphitheatre total tickets sold category. Congratulations to all for helping to make the 2012 season a huge success! And thank you for making my first year at The Pavilion a great experience!

Happy New Year, Leslie

Article on Houston Business Journal’s website on our ranking. Enjoy the article! Click here.


From the Desk of Your Partners’ President:
Happy 2013! 
No more “coulda- woulda- shoulda…” for me!

I am one of those people that make at least one New Year’s resolution each year with the intent of keeping it.  Mine this year isn’t to show up at the gym more often, or lose some weight.  Although… those probably could go on my list.  Nope.  This year I am going to work on procrastination.

The only thing that helps you overcome procrastination is to actually do the thing you are procrastinating about. That’s it. You must take action. It may be unpleasant, but that’s why you’re procrastinating, isn’t it?  Action is the simplest way to avoid procrastination. Get up and throw yourself into the task. You must know your priorities and attack it.  Cross it off the “to do list.”

We should get up early, work hard, and avoid things that waste time in our lives. Yes, it is easier said than done, but to be honest, I would rather put off thinking about that problem until later.

How do you end procrastination? Just start. Don’t let “gathering information” or “planning” become your procrastination. Implement more structure into your life and you’ll get more done and you’ll have more freedom.

You can start to solve this problem by creating a clear set of personal philosophies that guide your life. Your personal philosophies are the core foundation of your success and will guide you towards a life well lived. The most successful people I know all have their own personal philosophies, whether they know it or not.  Make it easy on yourself by writing yours down. These rules for living will help you kick procrastination to the curb and will improve your time management because the list will identify what is important to you.

With respect to your volunteer work, write down some realistic goals.Plan out how much time and talent that you can genuinely afford to volunteer.  How many organizations can you volunteer with and not spread yourself too thin?  Are there friends that you have thought would be perfect for a volunteer committee but you never got around to asking them?  Or in my case, my husband will raise an eyebrow and smirk “you’re not volunteering again, are you?”

Our new season is starting early this year, so don’t procrastinate. Sign up for another season as a Pavilion Partner today!  Join a new committee. Plan out your schedule and come help out at the symphony concerts. And, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival needs help from April 11th through the 14th. There is so much opportunity if you can find the time.

Organize. Commit. Carpediem!

End of the Year Party – Congratulations Partners on our 2012 season!! Thank you volunteers for your hard work this season. Each of you has dedicated many hours towards volunteering and/or planning events for the Pavilion and we would like to show our appreciation for your efforts. We just couldn't do it without you! 

Please join us for a Cocktail Party at Crescent Moon Wine Bar on Saturday, January 26 from 6pm to 8pm. They will provide us with delicious food and drink. Come by to swap stories of your favorite 2012 moments and enjoy the relaxed attmosphere at Crescent Moon.

Crescent Moon 440 Rayford Rd, Spring.

***This is a Partners only event-thank you for understanding***

Annual Meeting – February 22, 6:00 – 8:00 pm 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 2013 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 – Thursday February 28. There are two informational meetings for new Partners interested in being a Performing Arts Volunteer. Volunteers may choose to attend at 1:00 or 6:00 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 will be included. If you plan to attend or would like more information, please contact Leslie Williams at 281-210-1125 or [email protected].

Membership - Due by March 1, 2013. Sign up today! Please visit us online at for complete membership info.

15th Annual Wine Dinner - The Pavilion Partners 15th Annual Wine Dinner & Auction  takes place Sun., March 24 on the main stage of The Pavilion. Come enjoy hors d’oeuvres, dinner and premier wines while offering your support for Partners Fine Arts Scholarship program and The Pavilion’s educational outreach programs. It’s time to make your reservation by contacting Leslie Williams [email protected]. Or click here to make your reservations online. The tickets are $200 per person and tables may be reserved to seat eight 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 13 & 14, 2013 - Save the Date! 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. More information on how to volunteer and select The Pavilion as the “charity partner is coming soon. Last year Partners donated over 950 hours!! 

2013 Woman of Distinction Luncheon - Each year, the Montgomery County Women’s Council of Organizations (MCWCO) comes together for the Women of Distinction Luncheon to celebrate all the many accomplishments provided by volunteers to local charitable organizations performed during the year. This year’s Pavilion Partners Woman of Distinction award goes to Cindy Notarainni.

Cindy has been involved with Partners for many years. She was involved all the way back to before Partners existed and the organization was called the “Living Arts Council.”  Through the years, Cindy volunteers both her time and generous financial contributions to projects that benefit The Pavilion. Currently she serves on the Partner’s Board as Secretary, and she is also very involved with Children’s Festival.

Please join us in honoring Cindy by attending the 2013 Women of Distinction luncheon on May 24 at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott.

This year’s presentation will be highlighted by special guest entertainer Suzie Humphreys. Suzie is a comedienne, author, television talk show hostess and motivational speaker extraordinaire. She’s done lots of television and film work over the past 40 years, and weaves many of her experiences into funny, life changing stories. She is also a cancer survivor and delivers a message of hope and conviction for those “climbing u p the rough side of the mountain.” 

Tickets are only $50.00. If you would like to come out and cheer Cindy on, have a wonderful lunch with friends and leave the auditorium laughing, then contact Leslie at [email protected] for reservations. We would like to fill up as many tables as we can to show our support.


The Pavilion Buzz - Sign up to receive The Pavilion Buzz E-newsletter, 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 sign up, click here.  

Again, thank you for your loyalty and dedication to The Pavilion. Partners looks forward to your continued support in 2013.


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