Wings of Song

NOTES TO SINGERS

March 2014 

 

Rehearsal/Performance Schedules:  The Excel Spreadsheets of the weekly rehearsal plan has been updated to reflect the change in our concert date to May 4, 3:00 PM.  The retirement home performances have been moved up so that we can still get in some performance practice before our concert for the general public.  
Click here for the AM Performance Schedule
Click here for the PM Performance Schedule

 
Performance Schedules:  Linda, our administrative assistant, is currently scheduling the retirement home performances.  They take place on the same day and time as your current rehearsal schedule, so unless you plan to be out of town that week, there should be no conflict with the performances.  AM performances begin on April 23 and end on May 21.  PM performances begin on April 29 and end on May 13.
 
Concert Date: Save the date for our spring concert, "Together in Harmony" on Sunday, May 4, 3:00pm at the Community Congregational Church in Tiburon (145 Rock Hill Drive). Tickets will be available soon. Please mark your calendars for all rehearsals and other performances that will be happenning as well (refer to your performance schedule).

Friday Evening Pre-Concert Rehearsal:  There will be a combined AM/PM rehearsal on May 2, 7:00 PM at the Community Congregational Church – same location as the performance on May 4th.
 
Photo Roster:  The roster is almost complete, but a few pictures are missing.  (They were taken but got misplaced!)  If yours is missing and you have a digital photo you can forward to the office, that would be appreciated.  Everyone else, please look over the information about yourself and send corrections to the office (the final draft will be emailed).  Thanks
 
Concert Wardrobe:  PM singers will wear the formal concert dress for their retirement home performances.  The outfit includes:  long black skirt- $35; sparkle shell top-$58; black jacket-$47 (+ 8.5% tax); black pantyhose; black closed toe shoes.  No necklaces, bracelets, or watches, and only very small stud-like earrings.  Hair is off your shoulders. 
 
AM Performance Wardrobe:  AM singers will wear a Wings of Song blue T-shirt with white bottoms (pants, capris, or skirt) and white shoes or sandals.  The T-shirts come in three styles:  cap sleeve - regular sleeve - or long sleeve, and the cost is $16 (+8.5% tax)
There may be opportunities (like the Marin Human Race) for everyone to wear the WOS T-shirt, so consider purchasing one if you don’t already own one.
 
Marin Human Race Participation:  Put the date of May 10th on your calendar, and plan to walk or run in the Marin Human Race and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow singers, the wide variety of nonprofit booths that are set up at the Marin Center Fair Grounds, and/or volunteer to work our own booth, spreading the word about Singers Marin.  It is always a really good time – and the whole event is over by 11:30 AM!   One can now register online to participate at www.marinhumanrace.org  Is someone willing to be the team captain?
 
Thank You to All Our Volunteers:   To all signed up to help with the various jobs that make running this organization easy – THANK YOU!  There are still a few positions that could be filled:  PM Peformance Help (passing out programs to the residents, etc); and Poster Distribution (for Mill Valley, Corte Madera, and Novato); PM Rehearsal Shut-Down (need one more); Social Director, (help coordinate social gatherings as appropriate.)

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! 

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.

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.