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CCCC Earns 2016 Constant Contact All Star Award

CCCC Earns 2016 Constant Contact All Star Award

WALNUT CREEK, CA — March 17, 2017 – Contra Costa Children’s Chorus, an award-winning chorus providing quality music education for area children, has been named a 2016 All Star Award winner by Constant Contact, part of the Endurance International Group, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: EIGI) family of brands and the trusted marketing advisor to hundreds of thousands of small organizations worldwide. The annual award recognizes the most successful 10 percent of Constant Contact’s customer base, based on their significant achievements using email marketing to engage their customer base and drive results for their organization during the prior year.

We’re happy to be recognized by Constant Contact for achieving strong marketing results and engaging with our parents, families, alumni, and friends. Constant Contact’s tools have helped us reach all of our members in an easy and focused manner. There is no better way to be in contact with so many people.

Small businesses and nonprofits using Constant Contact’s email marketing tools are eligible for this award. Criteria used to select this year’s All Stars included the following during 2016:

Level of engagement with email campaigns
Open, bounce, and click-through rates
Use of social sharing features
Use of mailing list sign-up tools
Use of reporting tools

“Email marketing continues to deliver the highest returns of any marketing channel. Yet its ability to engage customers, drive awareness, boost sales, and increase donations isn’t always a given. It requires a balance of best practices and relevant content delivered through a powerful email marketing engine,” said Jamie Waldinger, Senior Director Corporate Development & Strategy, Constant Contact. “This year’s All Stars embody that balance and we laud CONTRA COSTA CHILDREN’S CHORUS’ achievements with this All Star Award.”

About Constant Contact
Constant Contact, an Endurance International Group company and a leader in email marketing since 1995, provides hundreds of thousands of small businesses around the world with the online marketing tools, resources, and personalized coaching they need to grow their business. For more information, visit: www.constantcontact.com.

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Iris Lamanna returns to CCCC as interim Artistic Director

Iris Lamanna returns to CCCC as interim Artistic Director

Contra Costa Children’s Chorus is pleased to announce that Co-founder and Artistic Director, Iris Lamanna, will join us as interim Artistic Director for the Spring semester, directing Levels 3 and 4.

Andrew Brown has accepted a full time teaching position at the new Contra Costa School of Performing Arts in Walnut Creek. We wish him well in his new endeavor.

Iris has chosen some favorite selections from past performances including Feelin’ Good and is excited to put together a Drum, singing and dance Workshop featuring African music which will be incorporated into the spring concert.

We are currently holding placements interviews for the coming semester. If you are interested, go to the “Join Us” page and fill out the registration form.

Please watch for information on the Spring Concert and contact us at frontdesk@childrenschorus.org with any questions.

Contra Costa Children’s Chorus
Board of Directors

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2016 Shop With Script Fundraiser

ShopWithScrip fundraising is a no-selling program that allows families to raise money for CCCC. Scrip is just another way to pay for everyday purchases using gift cards in place of cash, checks, and credit cards. You purchase gift cards from CCCC at face value, and your coordinator orders those cards from ShopwithScrip at a reduced price. The difference is an instant rebate for CCCC.

When you use scrip gift cards at your favorite retailers, you’re fundraising while you shop. ShopWithScrip offers over 300 of the country’s biggest brands, including grocery, department stores, gas stations, restaurants, hotels, home improvement, and more. Just by using scrip to pay for your normal weekly purchases, you can easily raise $500 or more per year. You don’t have to purchase anything you don’t need.

By simply planning ahead on everyday purchases, the average family can earn at least $11 a week. That modest number adds up quickly. It’s easy for a family to earn $500 – $1,000 in a year, and many families earn much more! The more families participating, the bigger the earnings for CCCC.

ShopWithScrip Order Information

Please notice all the retailers with very high percentages of rebate on the order form.

Order form attached plus a list of most retailers (all are not listed on order form).

Be sure name is on each page:
Put level and email under customer # (if you are supporting a specific CCCC chorister directly)
Enter date of order
Put quantity next to product and total amount
Subtotal each page
Enter total of each column on last page
Attach a check for the total amount made out to CCCC
ShopWithScrip Fundraiser

pdf_downloadFamily Order Form

pdf_downloadShopWithScrip Order Information

Orders are turned in and picked up at your rehearsal site on the following dates:

MetroGnomes and Levels 1, 2 & 3

Place Order Order delivered
Oct 5 Oct 26
Oct 26 Nov 9
Nov 9 Nov 16
Nov 16 Nov 30
Nov 30 Dec 7
Dec 7 Dec 14

Home School Chorus

Place order Order delivered
Oct 7 Oct 28
Oct 28 Nov 11
Nov 11 Nov 18
Nov 18 Dec 2
Dec 2 Dec 9
Dec 9 Dec 16

Level 4

Place Order Order delivered
Oct 3 Oct 24
Oct 24 Nov 7
Nov 7 Nov 14
Nov 14 Nov 28
Nov 28 Dec 5
Dec 5 Dec 12

The amount ordered needs to be enough for the rebate to cover the shipping cost. If there is not enough, I will save your order and check for the next order date unless I hear otherwise from you or you wish to add to your order. I will send an email notifying you of this delay.

Send any question to music3116@gmail.com

Thank you for your participation and support!

Sandy Warner

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