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News for March 2016


Thanks to all our volunteers for offering their time and talent to promote Partners’ mission of “Bringing People and the Arts Together.”

Congratulations to Partners Board of Directors – Partners welcomes Ron Brandt, Deborah Butler, Debra Dozier, Bob Horton and Chrystal Tamillo, the newly elected Board members for 2016-2017. 

Congratulations go to Partners continuing Board members and to the new officers for 2016:  Sarah Epley – President,  Janene Hemmen – Vice-President,   Linda Eissler – Treasurer and Kathryn Painter – Secretary. 

From the Desk of Your Partners’ President:

With so many volunteer opportunities ahead in this 2016 season, I would like to start our season by saying, THANK YOU. Thank you for your new or renewed commitment in making the Partners and the Pavilion one of the most enjoyable non-profit organizations to be involved with in The Woodlands. I look forward to the opportunity to meet and volunteer alongside each of you as we start this amazing season together.

-Sarah Epley

18th Annual Wine Dinner – Congratulations to the Wine Dinner Chairs, committee and volunteers on an amazing event last Sunday. The 18th Annual Wine Dinner was a huge success!  As far as funds that were raised, we are estimating between $175,000 and $185,000. Since its inception the Dinner has raised more than a million dollars towards the scholarship program!

The appreciation for all the hard work goes to Wine Dinner co-chairs Randy Lowry and Lisa Koetting, committee members Chardelle Adelson, Judith Bartok, Joy Borneman, Cyndi and Ronald Brandt, Beth Butler, Sylvia Caracio, Annabelle Carrillo, Carla Fay, Mar Lou Fitch, Janene Hemmen, Dick and Judy Jones, Shelli Moran, Kathryn Painter, Lis Regan, Chrystal Tamillo and Clay Tarro. Volunteers Chris Carrillo, Sean Connelly, Deborah Butler, Patsy and Namen Chambliss, Simone Chang, Debra and Matt Dozier, Tina Dunne, Dalinda Judy, Cindy Kirk, Myron Murphy, Brien O’Donal, Rhonda Richardson, Nancy and Steve Sandstrum, Sharon Schilling, Ben Thomas, Connie Wagner, and Jamie Youngblood.

Social Committee: Please join the Pavilion Partners for a truly unique experience at B52 Brewery Co. on Saturday, April 2nd from 12-5pm in Conroe. 

Most of us are familiar with many local restaurants and bars in The Woodlands serving B52 beer, but this month you can experience where all the brewery magic takes place. The B52 Brewery will have cold, top-rated craft beer on tap to sample, live music, outdoor games, a few different food trucks and if you thought it really can’t be much better, they will be hosting “Feast of Artisans Farmers Market” on the day we are visiting. 

The social committee will be there a bit early to secure a spot, so look for a Pavilion T-shirt or a friendly face when you arrive. The brewery does have a few picnic tables, but we recommend bringing a lawn chair just to make sure you can carve out your own spot of heaven.

Go to Pavilion Partners Facebook Page to see more photos, remember to “Like” Us on Facebook !

New Members Performing Arts Trainings – Wednesday April 6th.  New Partners may choose to attend at 6:00 p.m, please RSVP to  Session lasts approximately an hour and a half. This is a great way to find out more about The Pavilion’s missions and the volunteer program.  A mini-tour of The Pavilion will be included. Please invite anyone who is considering joining Partners to attend and explore volunteering here at The Pavilion!

Badge/Shirt Pick Up Day – Thursday April 7th 3-6pm for new and returning partners.  New Partners will also receive their shirts.  Returning members are to return their 2015 badge or pay $5 for a lost badge.

Membership – membership payments are due annually by March 1st, if you have not paid this year’s dues please sign up today!  Mail a check or visit us online to make your payment today.  For complete membership information go to

Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival – April 8-10, 2016 Save the Date!   As a charity partner, The Pavilion is required to enlist volunteers in order to qualify for a donation from a portion of the festival proceeds.  More information on how to sign up go to and remember to select The Pavilion as the “charity partner” to you may receive credit and help raise funds for educational outreach programs at The Pavilion.

2016 Performing Arts Events

Get ready for a great season of volunteering!

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 2016 Performing Arts Schedule

4.29.15 – Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles / Houston Symphony

5.5.16 – “Dreams Can Come True,” Music from The Little Mermaid / Houston Symphony

5.12.16 – An Evening With The Houston Ballet

5.20.16 – Symphonie Fantastique / Houston Symphony

5.27.16 – Tosca / Houston Grand Opera

6.7.16 – Star Wars & More: A John Williams Tribute / Houston Symphony

6.24.16 – Texas Music Festival Orchestra*

7.3.16 – Star Spangled Salute / Houston Symphony*

7.21.15 – DreamWorks Live in Concert / Houston Symphony

8.27.16 – Sound of Music Sing-A-Long

9.2.16 – Music of The Rolling Stones / Houston Symphony

9.15.16 – Hispanic Heritage Celebration / Houston Symphony

10.7.16 – Hocus Pocus Pops / Houston Symphony

11.12.16 – 21st Annual Children’s Festival

11.13.16 – 21st Annual Children’s Festival

12.1.16 – Holly Jolly Jingle

*Indicates FREE event,Mezzanine and lawn seating is free at all performing arts events.

2016 Educational Outreach Events

April 8 & 9                                                      Chamberfest Auditions

May 9                                                              Arts Day Out (New building)

Tuesday May 17                                             Musical Scores Lunch                        

Wed May 18                                                   Musical Scores

June 12-16                                                       The Woodlands Chamberfest

Sept 24                                                            Music in Motion

Oct 6                                                               Fine Arts Education Day

Thursday, Nov. 10 & Friday, Nov. 11            21st Annual Children’s Festival

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Again, thank you for your loyalty and dedication to The Pavilion. Partners looks forward to your continued support in 2016. 

Teamwork makes the Dream work - Leslie

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