Happy Memorial Day weekend!
Congratulations to all of us for putting on a successful and enjoyable concert! If a successful performance means leaving the audience wanting more, then we've hit our goal! The only critical mark I heard on Sunday was on person's complaint that the Holst and Prokofiev were too short and he wanted to hear more of those pieces in particular.
Anybody know who was taking photos in the audience? We would love to get copies of those for posting on Facebook and our website. If you have access to them -- or other good orchestra pictures -- please upload and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more concert notes, news, and acknowledges, please see our (attached) first ever newsletter! It is also available on the website at http://www.evergreencommunityorchestra.org/. A quick rundown:
First and foremost to our Maestro, Marci, for all the work he's put into help the ECO be the best it can be!
To our guest artists Luke Fitzpatrick and Whitney Dopierak for joining us in our violin section, as well as to the members who donated so that we could provide modest honoraria to our guests!
And many more in the newsletter...
In our faux-pas-of-the-year-to-date, we got the name of one of the most hardworking, dedicated Board members in the program! Apologies to Michael Coats, our steadfast Librarian.
Rehearsals for summer orchestra will resume Tuesday, May 30, and continue through the end of June as we prepare for upcoming summer performances. Details in the newsletter!
KUDOS, COMMENTS, & SUGGESTIONS:
In the newsletter, I took the liberty of pointing out some of my personal favorite moments from yesterday. In doing so, however, I've probably neglected to thank at least one or two people and have undoubtedly overlooked some other outstanding individual or sectional performances. Therefore, if you would like to, please feel free to send us your comments and kudos for inclusion in future newsletters! We also welcome any suggestions you may have for our future concerts.
Thanks again, to all, for all, y'all, have done.
Kudos to Michael Coats for arranging Sno Isle Comicon opportunity!
Kudos to Marcin for conducting and making us make noise in a library!
Kudos for set up and tear down folks
Kudos for the orchestra making noise and music in a library!
Check out Monday, Daily Herald article.
One small sentence for news paper, one large sentence for ECO!
We will NOT be rehearsing this coming week, March 1. There is another orchestra that is using the Music Hall for rehearsal for a community benefit. We will RESUME our rehearsal schedule, next week, March 8, at 6 pm. Practice your Mozart!
A Great big "Thank You" to the orchestra at large for the gifts and kind thoughts shared on the card for David! It was a great idea and turned out to be an incredible gift. We pulled together for this occasion and together we provided a special thing, much needed in David and his family's life. Nice.
Again, Thank you, ECO Board
The orchestra membership is still open for volunteer candidates for ECO Board positions. Job descriptions are available on our website in the members only section.Go to: evergreencommunityorchestraw\members.weebly.com Sign up is available on the piano the next two Tuesday rehearsals (this one and next). Also available if you send e-mail to EvergreenCommunityOrchestra@Gmail.com
We will be holding our elections February 2nd. Written ballots will be prepared to include nominations from the floor.
Also on February 2nd we will hold a General Meeting. We will update the orchestra on finance, our 5013c position,fund raising and other goals for the next year etc. We are open to suggestions and comments so come prepared to participate.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns please ask. You can talk to a board member, send e-mail etc. We like hearing from you.
Thank you, ECO Board
Please remember David Peters,SCMP Facilities staff with gift cards to help him and his family (new marriage and new baby) as he seeks employment. SCMP has cut back this position. Suggestions from the orchestra was to bring gift cards to help with this transitional time. We will have a card to sign Tuesday, and will deliver to him personally.
Also, a reminder for the election for ECO Board members, February 2nd.This year we are seeking volunteer nominees. Job descriptions, announcements, ECO Bylaws and a listing of those running can be found at this link. It is the ECO member portion of our ECO web site, for your eyes only.
Comments and Questions always welcome here on our web site or email EvergreenCommunityOrchestra@gmail.com and in person Tuesday evenings at rehearsals.
Thank you, ECO Board
Evergreen Community Orchestra
A welcoming place for musicians of all backgrounds to play for the love of making music