October 1, 2020
Dear Solano Winds Patron,
We hope this communication finds you and your family well. We wanted to inform you of important news regarding the Solano Winds Community Concert Band.
The global pandemic has had many local ramifications. Our hearts go out to those of you with a loved one who has been directly affected by COVID-19. Our priority as an organization is to protect the health of all members of our community. Therefore, the Governing Board for the Solano Winds has voted unanimously to cancel our 2020-2021 season. In addition to the health of our members and patrons, we also have no access to rehearsal or performance venues. This means the Solano Winds will not have any rehearsals or performances until August 2021. This decision however could be amended toward an earlier or later date depending on updates from Solano County health officials.
In some happier news, we have successfully secured The Clubhouse at Rancho Solano for our “Season 25 Gala” on May 14, 2022. After yet another rescheduling, we now look forward even more to celebrating our heritage and resilience with you at the end of our next season. If you purchased a ticket for our Gala already, you should be hearing soon from our treasurer about the options that are available to you. Thank you for your support!
These decisions by the Governing Board did not come easily since, like you, we consider our involvement with the Solano Winds a significant part of our quality of life. We will miss gathering with our Solano Winds community and look forward to the day when we can once again come together to make music.
Speaking of making music: we are continuing to produce recordings from some of our smaller ensembles. These musicians perform from their own spaces, and we put together a video production showcasing their talents. Keep an eye on our website (solanowinds.org) for future releases!
Even with our cancelled season, our organization continues to have expenses. Please consider helping Solano Winds endure this challenging financial time. Remember that you can use Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com) to support Solano Winds anytime that you make a purchase through Amazon. Also, vehicle donations and purchases of our music through our online store (http://www.tresonamultimedia.com/solano-winds/shop.php). We are, of course, still accepting donations, and finally, the Benefit App continues to be a FAST, FREE, and EASY to support Solano Winds!
For the most up to date information regarding Solano Winds, please visit our website at www.solanowinds.org.
Thank you again for your support of your Solano Winds!
Ron Garrison Bill Doherty
President, Board of Directors Music Director
MORE ABOUT THE BENEFIT APP:
When you purchase items for your regular day to day activities, you can pay using the Benefit App on your iPhone or Android device. Once connected to your beneficiary (Solano Winds) using the Benefit App, you’ll help to fundraise contributions from many of the places you frequent every day. Your transaction will provide funds to support the Solano Winds Community Concert Band.
1) Download the App and select SOLANO WINDS as your Beneficiary
2) Live life and pay for everyday purchases using the free Benefit mobile App
3) Retailers/Businesses share a percentage of your spending with us, NO charge to you
Find out more by visiting www.benefit-mobile.com
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