About the Patrons
Each year, the Patrons coordinate and help with various events from the Fall and Spring theater productions to the Christmas concert to the Arts Extravaganza and Spring Concert. Some of our events showcase our students’ talents, while others raise funds to help the staff provide new experiences for our children’s education. We are in the process of reviving, and rebuilding our organizations support and involvement and have many great events planned for the coming year.
Here are highlights of what the Patron's have supported over recent years:
* Hosted the Fall Arts Cafe highlighting the artistic and musical talents of MC students
* Hosted Club Wildcat - the MC jazz night showcasing the MC jazz musicians
* Hosted the annual MC Arts week event exhibiting the best in MC visual arts
and the very popular Solo Ensemble festival
* Provided annual awards and recognition to the top MC Arts students.
* Hosts two informal BBQs for parents and students during the year
* Supports the John Jensen Memorial Scholarship - awarded to a graduating senior
who will pursue the arts after graduation
* Intern/ assistant position for Jim Wells and the music program
* Supported students and staff to participate in the annual trip by the MC Jazz
Ensemble to the International Jazz Educators conference in New York City.
* Purchased music software and an electric piano for the music department
* Intern/ assistant position for Karen Kizer and the drama department
* Help coordinate the Fall play and Spring musical Drama events
* Established the annual permanent art collection showcasing student art
* For MC Arts week, parents help mat and hang the student art and host the reception
* Assist in coordinating art showings by MC students throughout Marin
What we have planned
Our parent organization is currently going through a rebuilding process right now, with new faces, energies and direction. Building from the successes from previous years, we are trying to provide the support necessary to significantly add to our children’s Arts experience while at Marin Catholic.