HAPPY HOT SUMMER!
Thanks to all our volunteers for offering their time and talent to promote Partners’ mission of “Bringing People and the Arts Together.”
With so many volunteer opportunities still ahead in this 2016 season, I would like to start by saying, THANK YOU. Thank you for your new or renewed commitment in making the Partners and the Pavilion one of the most enjoyable non-profit organizations to be involved with in The Woodlands. We have officially set the date for our annual Pre-Concert Dinner and Auction, October 20 at the Luke Bryan concert and are looking forward to the always exciting event. Partners have the opportunity to fundraise and continue to bring the arts and educational outreach events to the community. If you have any spare bottles of wine lying around don’t hesitate to donate them to the always fun Alcohol Pull game that takes place at the Pre-Concert Fundraiser. We can’t wait to “Kill the Lights” and to kill our fundraising goals with the help of our amazing Pavilion Partners. Before you know it Children’s Festival will be here and we are so excited for all our rookies and our vets to get involved with this amazing event. Let’s continue with the great momentum and finish the 2016 season strong!
Volunteer Highlight: Mike & Shelly O'Neil
For Pavilion Partners Mike and Shelly O’Neil, making the decision to move from Buffalo, New York to The Woodlands in 2007 was an easy one. Shelly stated, “The Woodlands gave us the small town feel we wanted to raise our family in while still offering everything we could want in a bigger city.”
When attending their first Waterway Arts Festival in 2008, the O’Neils stopped by the Partners info booth and met fellow Partners Keith and Grady Ferry. “We liked the volunteer aspect as a way to meet new people in the community and it was something we could do together,” said Mike. “The music component is a bonus for us; we are a lover of all genres.”
Now veterans, the O’Neils’ favorite event to work, is the one that started it all, The Waterway Arts Festival. “The quality and caliber of artists that come to the festival is astounding,” said Shelly. “We specifically like to work the artist relations booth as we get to know more about the artists’ backgrounds and skills.” While Mike travels for business often, the O’Neils make Partners a priority as they understand the importance of giving back to the community they love. “The Mitchells had such a significant impact on not only The Pavilion, but this community,” said Mike. “They would be proud of the growth and opportunity this community has provided us and so many others.”
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 2016 Performing Arts Schedule
8.27.16 – Sound of Music Sing-A-Long
9.2.16 – Music of the Rolling Stones / Houston Symphony
9.15.16 – Rhapsody In Blue/ Houston Symphony
10.7.16 – Hocus Pocus Pops / Houston Symphony
11.12.16 – 21st Annual Children’s Festival
11.13.16 – 21st Annual Children’s Festival
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 2016 Educational Outreach Events
9.24.16 – Music in Motion
10.6.16 – Fine Arts Education Day
11/10/16 & 11/11/16 – 21st Annual Children's Festival
2016 Pre-Concert Fundraiser
Held prior to Luke Bryan "Kills the Lights" concert with Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch. Tickets are $200.00 per person and include dinner & orchestra seating at the concert.
The event will be held in the Ovation Room at the new Pavilion Event Center. Funds raised will benefit The Pavilion’s performing arts and educational outreach programs. Guests may RSVP online by visiting www.woodlandscenter.org. Tickets are limited so make plans to attend!
We had so much success at last year’s fundraiser with the bottle pull game; we are hoping to have a repeat. If you would like to help with a donation of a full size bottle of wine or liquor or a gift card please drop off at The Pavilion’s administrative offices attention to Leslie Williams. We need liquors in all price ranges to make the game interesting and fun. We are also accepting gift cards of any kind and size to offer as prizes. THE GOAL IS 100 BOTTLES AND 100 GIFT CARDS. A donation form will be available at the front desk for you to fill out in order to be recognized and keep a copy for your tax records. Thanks in advance for your contribution!
Sound of Music Sing-A-Long: Saturday, August 27
Tell your friends and family to not miss the opportunity to sing-a-long to their favorite songs from the Sound of Music on August 27th. There will be a costume contest for guests to dress up as a favorite character and join in the night of fun. Each of our guests will receive a bag of goodies that pertain to the movie, and they will be instructed what to do with them at certain times throughout the show.
If you don’t volunteer at this fun event be sure to attend and enjoy the creative costumes, goodies, and all the beautiful songs! Sound of Music Sing-A-Long $15 Orchestra/$10 Mezzanine/$5 Lawn
Music of the Rolling Stones: Friday, September 2
Get ready to rock and roll when the Houston Symphony performs the music of the Rolling Stones. If you’re not volunteering come out for a Friday night of good music, and hopefully cooler weather! Will need lots and lots of Partners for this show!
Hocus Pocus Pops: Friday, October 7
Get into the spirit of Halloween as the Houston Symphony returns for a night of bone-chilling music and spooky sounds. Guests are encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes and a chance to walk on stage during the concert. Guest are also invited to jump on the Great Pumpkin Express as it leaves the station to sweep you away on a tour of The Pavilion’s haunted grounds. Pre-concert activities begin at 6 p.m. Will need lots and lots of Partners for this show! Partners will also be encouraged to dress in costume provided their uniform still shows!
21st Annual Children’s Festival: Thursday-Sunday, November 10-13
Children’s Festival is an exciting four day event dedicated to introducing young children to the wonders of the performing arts. Become a committee member and you can join us in the creation process of the festival! Committee members help in the planning for the Activity Tent, Arts Alley, Healthy Kids Zone, Community Stage, Fun Zone and Partners Face Painting and Hat Booth. If you are interested in serving on the Children’s Festival Committee, please contact Shannon Wilson by phone at 281-364-3010 or [email protected]. Will need lots and lots of Partners for this show!
Also if you know any groups, churches, schools or corporations that would like to volunteer at Children’s Festival on November 10, 11, 12, and 14, we need lots of volunteers for many activities. It is a great team builder and a good way to earn community service credit for school. Please have them contact Leslie Williams at 281-210-1125 or [email protected].
Randalls Good Neighbor Program
Randalls Food Market is proud to be in partnership with The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion through the Good Neighbor Program. Please link your Remarkable card to The Pavilion’s organization number 7769 and each time you shop you help fund educational outreach programs.
Partners' Facebook Page
Don’t forget to follow the Pavilion Partner’s Facebook page to see pictures from all the events our amazing partners volunteer at. We love to show off all of your hard work and brag about our amazing volunteers, so like our Facebook Page! https://www.facebook.com/PavilionPartners/
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 look forward to your continued support in 2016.
Teamwork makes the Dream Work - Leslie