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  • OVOC Administration

Our Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus will perform their Winter Concert at the Omak PAC, Saturday Dec. 11, 2021, at 2 p.m. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m. The Omak Twilight Parade will follow at 4:30 p.m. in downtown Omak, as part of Omak's "Christmas on Main" festivities.

Our opening will include several special features! Students from Paschal Sherman Indian School will be singing “The Okanogan Song.” The Waterfall Immersion School students will sing “The Little Drummer Boy” in their native Salish language. The Citizens Hand Drummers will also perform.

The orchestra directed by Matt Brown will be playing “A Christmas Festival” and “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson; and “An Outdoor Overture” by Aaron Copland. The orchestra is directed by Matt Brown.

The OVOC Chorus will sing “Because It's Christmas” arranged by Ed Lojeski; “Bells of Joy” arranged by Larry Clark and Rae Moses; Gaelic folk song, “Einini”; and "Hine Ma Tov," a Hebrew folk song. The chorus is directed by Derek Pulsifer.

The OVOC performance will be the first non-school concert to be held at the Omak PAC since COVID-19 restrictions have been in place.

School requirements due to COVID-19 restrictions will require that temperatures be taken at the door. Masks must be worn at all times by everyone in the school, including performers and the audience. Even the trumpets, tuba and other instruments will be wearing a covering. These are requirements specified by the Washington State school system.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors, sold at the door. Youth 15 years and younger are free for the concert. The concert will also be live streamed on YouTube.

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  • OVOC Administration

Between Thanksgiving Day and Dec. 31, OVOC is joining the GiveNCW campaign so that our donors’ giving can grow! And we have a specific project in mind for the funding:

The OVOC building was donated to us about a year ago. We appreciate having this space to store and build sets and props for musicals, store and create costumes, store music and supplies for concerts, and to have a place for our Board and committee members to meet together!

Before we owned the building, our activities and items were spread out in different places and we knew that we could be told to move at any time. Since we got the new building, MANY repairs have been made, from the roof outside to electrical upgrades to interior cosmetic changes.

One additional very large expense will be cleaning and painting the outside of the building. What’s left of the old paint is peeling, causing the building to look worn out and uninviting. At 10,000 square feet, that’s a lot of work!

The OVOC Board is hoping to fund a very necessary FACELIFT for this building. A clean and freshly painted building would be more pleasing and inviting to the community, especially with its location in downtown Okanogan. The OVOC Board hopes that our community will see this building as OVOC’s HOME, to be used as a meeting place for its members and performers in the future. A fresh new look would attract and invite members and the community inside, to come together in the spirit of learning about, appreciating and presenting fine music.

GiveNCW donations can be made as many times as a donor likes, with a minimum of $10 each time. Donors can also decide to “Give to All” the organizations on the list, and the funds will be split evenly at the end of the campaign, with a $50,000 match to boot! 100% of all donations go directly to the nonprofits. There are other ways to watch giving grow:

  • Funday Monday: Each time anyone donates on a Monday, that name is entered to win $1,000 to use on GiveNCW (three winners are drawn each week).

  • Match Wednesday: The first $5,000 in donations on Give NCW is matched up to $100 each (does not apply to Give to All option).

If you can, please donate at OVOC always appreciates your support!

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  • OVOC Administration

We are SO EXCITED that our winter concert, "What Brings Us Together," will be bringing us together IN THE PAC (hence, lots of all caps)! Huge thanks to our sponsor, Confluence Health, and to all our helpers and partners making this possible!

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