les étoiles 

NOTES TO SINGERS

September 2015   

Welcome All:  Welcome new and returning singers to the fall/holiday session of les étoiles.  This year the 2015-16 Concert Season’s theme, “Glowing Harmonies.”  The final performance of this session will be the Singers Marin’s 20th annual holiday concert at the Marin Center Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 20, 4:00 PM, “Tis the Season… Candlelight Magic!”   Prior to that performance, there will be several performances during the month of December for retirement homes and for the community.

Notes to Singers:  I will be updating these notes regularly in (mostly) weekly emails, with any additional new notices highlighted in yellow. These notes will also be on line and (hopefully) updated regularly.  

Reminder to Check the Attendance Sheet:  There will be an attendance sheet located in the cove to the left as you enter the room.  Please check off your name as you arrive for rehearsal each week.

New Wardrobe:  You are getting new dresses this year and the order needs to be placed within the next couple of weeks (no later than October 12), as these dresses are custom made and take 6 to 8 weeks to receive.  I am presenting you with a couple of options this evening.  We will take new measurements for everyone.  (Looking for parent volunteers to assist with this during the rehearsal.  Thanks.)

  

British Columbia KATHAUMIXW International Competition & Festival:  The deadline for festival deposits was originally set for Sept. 15 – which has passed.  However, the $150 deposit is necessary for us to secure our position in the festival.  The dates of the festival are July 5 – July 12, 2016.  More information can be found online on our website:  www.singersmarin.org   I’ve attached the original information sheet here with these notes.  We want everyone to go and will do some fundraising to help you.  An informational/question/answer event will take place soon.

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.