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Saturday, 09 May 2009 09:56

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Montgomery County Performing Arts Society is to present professional quality performing arts in Montgomery County. MCPAS is committed to promoting and presenting enjoyable live performances and innovative entertainment of the highest standards for children, youth, adults, and families of our community. We also strive to provide educational and community outreach opportunities in fostering the growth and appreciation of performing arts.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

With each season and every performance, the Montgomery County Performing Arts Society strives to provide the highest level of performing arts events. It’s our desire to create an impact that remains long after each audience member has left the venue. As the house lights dim and the stage lights brighten, it is our goal to create that "wow" moment for you and your family… to "spark something inside."

I’m proud to announce that the 30th Season of Montgomery County Performing Arts Society is filled with wonderful live performances, including the pianist extraordinaire, Rob Landes, along with his base player and drummer; The Missoula Children’s Theatre performance of "Robinson Crusoe"; From Washington, D.C. comes the hilarious show from The Capitol Steps. Larry King says, "They’re the best. There’s no one like them, no one in their league". In November, we are excited to present Marvin Hamlisch, who has won virtually every major award that exists: 3 Oscars, 4 Grammys, 4 Emmys, a Tony, and 3 Golden Globe Awards. In 2009 we will have the Southern Fried Jazz Band for a really fun show; the exciting 25th Annual Young Texas Artists Music Competition that draws on musical talent from around the world; and, closing our season will be a special night for the baby boomers with the enjoyable trip down memory lane with The Shirelles who were a favorite from the 1960’s (Remember, Soldier Boy, Please Mr. Postman, and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?) All great shows!

MCPAS continues to strive to develop educational and community outreach programming for Montgomery County residents. We are proud to announce our "Play It Again, MCPAS!" program. We are asking for you to search your closets for any musical instruments lying around. Within our community, there are many students who would love to take band in school, however, cannot afford to rent or buy a musical instrument. Can you help bring the joy of learning and performing to a deserving student by donating a musical instrument? Contact our office for pick-up or drop off details.

We are also working on developing a "Children’s Series" to add to our performance season. As a non-profit 501(c) organization, we would welcome any tax-deductible financial support for sponsoring in part or in full this program for students in schools throughout Montgomery County. Central to MCPAS’ mission are education programs that encourage our children to more fully appreciate and participate in the performing arts. Through the years, studies have discovered that the inclusion of the performing arts in a broad-based curriculum improves the quality of a child's educational experience. The arts teach discipline, improve self-esteem, and inspire creativity. Knowledge of the arts makes good teachers better and makes participating schools exciting. Our Executive Director would be happy to discuss our programs with you.

We invite you to join us for another outstanding season. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Christine LeMaire was named Executive Director of Montgomery County Performing Arts Society (MCPAS) in May 2008. With over 28 years of business ownership and management experience this "visionary" entrepreneur has a long success record of starting businesses from the ground up and building them into major enterprises.

Christine has always had a passion for arts. She gained significant experience in promoting concerts and theatrical productions while owning and operating a fundraising company for eight years. In that capacity, she managed five regional offices in two states and directed all aspects of production and operations for fundraising events for non-profit organizations. She built and sold a multi-million dollar mobile computer mounting business. She founded an entertainment media company to provide wholesome music for children and created the national touring "tween" pop recording group "Savvy". Christine also served as Guild President and as a Board Member of the Greater Houston Festival Ballet for five years.

It is Christine’s desire to help bring MCPAS to the next level in serving all of Montgomery County citizens by continuing to build the organization to one of great distinction. She is honored to be a part of such a worthwhile organization and to work side-by-side with the many volunteers who continue to make MCPAS such a vital organization in promoting the performing arts. She hopes to incorporate even more programs for children in her new position and stated, "Performing arts creates a portal to dreams and imagination, and our youth must experience professional cultural events first-hand to experience the joy that comes from hearing a great piece of music played, watching the beauty of a dance, or witnessing the live story-telling of a great play. This is a great tradition that we must continue to experience as adults and pass on to our children and grandchildren."

Since its inception, MCPAS has sponsored more than 320 performances of live music, dance and theater events and has sought to provide a variety of learning experiences for adults and children through master classes, lectures and special student performances. The organization also works to build relationships between the performing arts and other interests within Montgomery County. MCPAS brings great moments in your life by bringing you great moments in Performing Arts.