Wings of Song

NOTES TO SINGERS

August/September 2015 

Welcome to our "Glowing Harmonies" Concert Season!

Welcome-Back-Pot-Luck:  Our annual welcome everyone pot-luck for new and returning members is scheduled for Tuesday evening, Sept. 8, 6:30 pm.  Location yet TBD!  

Rehearsals Begin for the Fall/Holiday Season:  The first rehearsals will be Tuesday evening, September 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Wednesday morning, September 16 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Mark your calendar:  Our holiday concert, “Tis the Season…Candlelight Magic,” scheduled for Sunday afternoon, Dec. 20, 4:00 PM.  There will also be additional retirement home performances leading up to that concert.

Reminder to Check the Attendance Sheet:  There is an attendance sheet sitting to the left as you walk in the front door.  Please check off your name as you arrive for rehearsal each week.

Notice of Absence Slips:  Please fill out a “Notice of Advanced Absence” slip when you know you will be missing a rehearsal.  Thanks.

New member Wardrobe:  During the first rehearsal, all new members will be measured for their concert wardrobe.  The cost of each piece:  Skirts - $35, Jacket - $51, Camisole - $52.  Total wardrobe:  $140 + tax or $151.90. Please add an extra $10 for 2X sizes.   

WOS T-shirts:  Morning performances at the senior centers will now require wearing the blue Wings of Song T-shirt. Nancy Seitas will be asking you for your size, and the style you wish to purchase. The cost is $17.28, for any style.   (XXL shirts will cost an additional $2 more.)

Advertise in our Concert Program Guide:   If you own a business, please consider purchasing an ad in our Concert Program Guide.  In addition, it is appreciated that the singers (Altos and Sopranos) continue to support their long-time running ads.  Thanks for your support.

Signup for eScrip!:   We would love to have 100% participation in this amazing donation program.  New member, Kate Olds, has agreed to be our eScrip coordinator.  Signing up is easy, but if you need help, she can walk you through the process.  Our ID# is:  3376093.  Every time you shop for groceries at Woodlands Market, and Molly Stones, a percentage of your purchase will go to Singers Marin.  It is that easy.

Do You Shop Amazon?:  We have signed up with AmazonSmile – a program where Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organizations selected by the customer.  Here is the link that will go directly to smile.amazon.com in support of Singers Marin (aka Choral Singers of Marin): http://smile.amazon.com/ch/68-0143745

Shop at Mill Valley Market?:   Did you know that everytime you shop at Mill Valley Market, a portion of your grocery bill will be donated to SingersMarin.  Look down the list at the register for our name.  Our ID number is #7051.  It is so easy to make a contribution in this way.  Your support is truly appreciated.

Iceland Tour:  We are excited to be traveling and singing in Iceland in April 18 - 26, 2017.  We are now accepting deposits of $150 to secure our initial registration for the tour.  If you are interested, please sign-up.  

Save these Dates for Next Spring:  We have been invited by the EastBay women's chorus, WomenSing, to participate in their Treble Voices Now Festival (TVN) 2016 and have the opportunity to work with America’s iconic Alice Parker, and the incredibly creative Charles Bruffy as guest clinicians. It is the weekend of April 15 & 16, 2016. More on this later.