Wings of Song
NOTES TO SINGERS
Performance Schedules: Performance schedules are now available. Please come to both if you are available, especially if you can find the time on Thursday, December 12, to perform for the Fairmont Hotel and the Mark Hopkins Hotel - performing in their lobbies! AM group, the Nov. 27 performance at Nazareth House has been cancelled, because they are holding a memorial service at the same time. The new schedule is printed that includes an additional tentative date for Nazareth House: Tues. Dec. 17, 10:30 AM
Click here for the AM Performance Schedule
Click here for the PM Performance Schedule
Sign-up for the extra performances: We hope you can participate in as many events as possible. We need your voices and your smile!
Calendar of Events: We now have a complete list of all the performances that will be happening this season for all our choirs. It is a great way to show how much Singers Marin participates in community outreach! Send the link to your family and friends! It would also be great if you can make any of the other events to show your support to our other groups.
Click here for the full schedule
Tree Lighting in Mill Valley: We have been invited to sing “O Tannenbaum” for the Mill Valley Winterfest tree lighting on December 1 at dusk. This will be a wonderful event! Please plan to arrive no later than 5:15pm at the Depot. Parking will probably be a challenge, so please consider car pools (and even a non-singer driver, just in case!). In addition, we will sing “Carol of the Bells” & “Let it Snow.” A great way to start the Christmas Season!!!
Our New Volunteer Coordinator: Ellie Klevins has recently volunteered to be our Volunteer Coordinator. Thank you Ellie! I'm sure she will be getting in touch with some of you soon for some of the "jobs" that need to be done for the Holiday Concert.
Holiday Concert Posters and Postcards: Our main way of getting the word out in the community about our concert is for all of us to participate and hang posters and drop off postcards around town in your areas. We still have lots of posters to get up and your help is truly appreciated. Let’s make this a Holiday Concert to remember!!! Spread the word!!! Santa Claus is coming to town!!!
Concert Tickets are Now Available: You may purchase group ticket discounts at a substantial savings. A form is available for this purpose. Fill it out, then give to the designated ticket coordinator (TBD), or return to the office. DO NOT bring it to the Marin Center Box Office. Tickets are also available ONLINE HERE.
Holiday Concert Discount Tickets: Would you like to get tickets at a discount and save the hassle of having to go to the box office? Use the Ticket Order Form to purchase 10 or more tickets at substantial savings. Or – use it to purchase tickets at the regular price, and save the online or phone charge – or the hassle of going to the box office. Sybil Skinner will deliver the form to you box office, and the tickets will be mailed to you. Thank you Sybil!
Note: DO NOT bring the form to the Marin Center Box Office yourself.
Poinsettia Sign-up: It’s time to put in your order for poinsettia plants. These flowers have always been very fresh – and tend to last forever! We would like to have 75 plants to nicely decorate the concert stage. The cost is $8 a plant. You then take the plant home after the concert to decorate your own home, or give as a hostess gift.
Silent Auction Update: We have begun our donations gathering for our Gala / Silent Auction and we need your help. But this year, we are primarily asking you help us source unique and high value items. Our goal is to limit the number of items as last year we heard comments that people were not able to see all the items. We figure quality is better than quantity.
Also, as you may know, the Gala has been moved to Sunday, March 3 and we are looking into having it at the newly refurbished Peacock Gap Clubhouse. It’s a beautiful new building and would be a wonderful place to have our event. We’ll keep you posted on the status.
If you have something you wish to donate (i.e. A vacation home, tickets to the Symphony, Club level seats for the Giants or a high end Professional Service that lots of people would use, etc.) please fill out the form. We will be using the beautiful Nov, 17 flyers that were already printed, as we would like to at least use them for in-house donations. Thank you very much!
Thank You for Your Support: Everyone seems to be busier these days - yet, the tasks involved in running this organization haven't changed. I know that you joined us because you wanted to sing! (We heard what some of you said in our survey last spring). I hope you will also understand that it's necessary for us to reach out to those we know for help, and so we will continue to ask if you have some extra time or finances to share. And if you choose to only come and sing, you are still appreciated! That is the most important!
Heart of Marin Awards: FYI: We have just nominated our own wonderful Donna Saberman, a WOS member for the past 9 years, for the Heart of Marin, Volunteer of the Year awards, for all the extra time and service she has donated to Wings of Songs as our membership Coordinator and leader of physical rehearsal warm-ups!
Travel to Riga Latvia: If you love to travel, please consider following the teen girls, les etoiles, as they travel to compete in the World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia this summer, July 7-14, 2014. Listen to choirs from around the world singing every style of choral music imaginable and experience the world singing together! Let us know if you are interested.
Charms System: We are now using a new system called Charms for all our registration, notes, and calendar information.
All Singers Marin members will be given a password that is specific to their account. Click here to login to the system. Our school code is SingersMarin.
25th Anniversary Concert CD: Congratulations on a great performance at Davies Symphony Hall! The CD recording is now available for pick up at our office. Please call the office at 415-383-3712 for more information.
On Wings of Song CD: Our Wings of Song CD is now for sale. It is a compilation of the best performances of recent past years. Thanks to Claudia Mosais, Susie Jacobs, Lenore Davies, and Donna Saberman for taking the time to listen to all of our past concert recordings. The CD includes a wide variety of styles, so it is very representative of who we are. We know you are going to enjoy it. Please find the order form on our Wings of Song page or click here to order one online.
Scholarships Always Available: Partial scholarships based on need are always available. Or, a payment plan can also be arranged. We never turn away a singer who wants or needs to sing!
Remember to Sign Up with EScrip: Please register with eScrip if you haven't already done so. Go to www.escrip.com This is a simple way to make a donation to Choral Singers of Marin. Our ID#: 3376093. Register your Safeway card, an ATM, a Macy's card, or any other credit card that you use frequently for shopping. A percentage of whatever you spend is donated by the business to us. You don't spend an extra dime. (Remember to renew with Safeway every year. Thanks!)
Shop at Mill Valley Market or Mollie Stones?: Did you know that everytime you shop at Mill Valley Market, a portion of your grocery bill will be donated to Singers Marin. 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. Register for Mollie Stones by downloading the form here.
Join a Board Committee: The SingersMarin Board of Directors is inviting non-board members to join one of two committees: The Development Committee and the Marketing Committee. If you have any background in either of these fields, and would be able to lend your expertise and advise, it would be greatly appreciated.