Wings of Song

NOTES TO SINGERS

April 2016

That Was A Great Party!:  Thanks to all who joined us on Sunday, March 20 for a wonderful Gala/Silent Auction. It was definitely a super success! 

Performance Schedules are Complete:  Attached are the AM Performance Schedule & PM Performance Schedule. There will be hard copies at the rehearsals.

Treble Voices Now Festival (TVN):  Attached is the “Gig Sheet” for Wings of Song for the Festival.  Hopefully, this will answer any of the questions you have.  Please make arrangements to car-pool on Saturday as much as possible, which will probably help the parking in Berkeley.  I’m so pleased that we are taking a bus to Lafayette, as apparently parking will be difficult there.

Bay Area Human Race:  It’s time to now focus on this next great morning of fun together. Saturday morning, May 7th 8:00 am.  It’s always a really great event and so very well organized.  We will have a booth at the Nonprofit Fair that coincides with the actual race.  Our teen singers are opening with the National Anthem and the rest of the youth will be singing along the race course.  We will need volunteers to man the booth in addition to walkers & runners to enjoy their morning exercise.  Dogs are also welcome to walk with their owners at the end of the race.  Do plan now to be part of the day – and help us raise some money on the side.

Human Race Registration:  Keala will be able to help anyone who needs to open their own donation page on the website.  She will be sending an email to all about this soon.  You also have the option to collect checks and/or cash and use a paper registration form – which you can pick up at the rehearsal.

New member Wardrobe:  Skirts have arrived.  You may pay for each piece individually as you receive it (but include the 8.5% tax) or the full amount (preferred). 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.  (If you receive a used item, the cost is half price with no tax.) 

WOS T-shirts:  If you will be performing in the AM performances at the senior centers, you will need a blue Wings of Song T-shirt.  T-shirts are in. The cost is $17.28 and $2 extra for XXL.

Reminder:  Icelandic Tour in 2017:  We are currently accepting deposits of $150 for our concert tour of Iceland, April 17 – 26, 2017 – called one of the most magical places on earth!  The sooner we know how many will be participating in the full tour – including the flight over and back, the easier it will be to proceed with the next deposit which will be due later this spring.  We need at least 10 people to hold the group rate on the airline.

Volunteer Job Descriptions:  Thanks to all who have signed up.  Much appreciated. We could still use an assistant with the wardrobe and flyer distribution for Novato.
Reminder: 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.

Music Librarian:  This is another new volunteer position that would be helpful in the office.  It is not Wings of Song specific – but just a very useful role in keeping the office organized.  An exchange can be worked out for this position.

Sign-up for eScrip!:   We would love to have 100% participation in this amazing donation program.  Signing up is relatively easy, but if you need help, call the office and we will 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, or shop at Pharmica, or Macy’s and other vendors, a portion of your purchase goes to Singers Marin.  Please check it out.

Do You Shop Amazon?:  They have a program called AmazonSmile, 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

Another Vendor that Supports Us!:   If you shop Mill Valley Market for your groceries, they have their own donation program.  At check out, tell them you want your donation to go to Singers Marin.  Our number is #7051.  A list is there at the check-out counter.  We appreciate your support.