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Community Series 50th Anniversary 1968-2018 slideshow above and commemoration videos below created by Nate Essin (executive producer), Carolyn Yao (editor), Nick Chaviers (producer), Vickie Kirby (researcher & photographer) and John McGinn (researcher & producer). Click the About tab to see a complete CS programming history!

Community Series taking a one-year restructuring hiatus during 2018-19 - the best is yet to be!

Dear Supporters of Community Series,

On the heels of our celebratory 2017-18 50th Anniversary season, during which we took a grand look back at a glorious half-century (see slideshow and commemorative videos above) and added six superb new performances to that impressive heritage, a decision has been made to take a one-year hiatus to place Community Series on a much stronger footing for the next half-century.

A principal goal of the hiatus is to rebuild the Series into an organization with an even stronger non-profit structure. We are expanding our Board with new members representing many vibrant cultural communities of Texoma. We will be reaching out to all who produce fine artistic experiences in Texoma to see what is to be offered each season, and then collectively determining what additional performances – drawn from the region, the nation and the world – will provide the perfect “completion” for that season. And then we will be bringing them in – what a tremendously exciting mission to embrace!

So that’s what is happening behind the scenes this season: we’re looking to rebuild Community Series from within so that it may continue fulfilling its glorious mission for the audiences of Texoma. Our anticipated “relaunch” date is Fall 2019. However spectacular the first fifty years have been (and they’ve been pretty spectacular), we believe the best is yet to be. Thanks again for all of your wonderful support – and stay tuned!

John McGinn
President of Community Series
Associate Professor of Music, Austin College