Reveille celebrated its 20th season with a new concept of telling member stories in both word and song. And it was overwhelmingly well received. One patron stated loudly after the show: "These are stories that have to be told." In honor of the 20th Anniversary, GALA Choruses board member, Matthew Arnold, presented Artistic Director, Shawn Cullen, and Board President, Stephen Michael, with a 20 year award. He told the audience plainly, "this show is a demonstration of working the mission." And Reveille's mission continues to remain strong: Changing Lives Through Music. And that's what happened with When I Knew.
Reveille's first annual fundraiser, Rev It Up! Reveille Roundup!, was a rip-roaring success. Over 100 of our donors and decidated fans came together to help build the Joel Meister Scholarship Fund to meet the needs of our members in advancing our mission of Changing Lives Through Music. Hosted by David "Fitz" Fitzsimmons, the crowd was wooed with humor and western music. The event also debuted Reveille's Community Engagement & Outreach Group, REVERB! Eight members of the chorus who have made a commitment to use their talents to spread the word and reach out to varies communities to promote acceptance and help reduce social injustice. All in all a great time.
We also had the honor of presenting some imporant awards:
Reveille Leadership Award to Jeff Bracker, former President of the Board and former singing member:
Outstanding Volunteer Award to Allen Kinzey:
And the Joel Meiser Community Service Award to Scott Blades of TIHAN: