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    Guitar Heroes

    Many may wonder what happens at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion when the venue isntfilled with thousands of girls screaming for Big Time Rush (yes I was one of those screaming girls)or the stage filled with the sound of the Houston Symphony. It's just like every other office place.The Pavilion is still hard at work. Today Im going to stir things up a bit, because its battle of theoffices here at The Pavilion.

    Jeff Young, vice president of operations, has an amazing memorabilia collection in his office.Filled with badges from numerous concerts, posters, a couch and his very own flat screen TV andfridge. Needless to say hes got the perfect set up, but todays blog isnt about Young (well savethat for next week).

    Christine Scully, director of development at The Pavilion, has an office that isnt like the rest.Many offices are filled with pictures or cool paintings but not Scullys. If guitars are what you liketo play then Scullys office is where you want to stay. Viewed as the "Guitar Hero" of offices,Scully has autographed guitars lining the walls. However, theres more to these guitars, and thispost, than meets the eye.

    Left to right: Nickelback, Dave Matthews, Journey, Crosby Stills & Nash,

    Dukes of September, John Mayer, Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band

    Each guitar that hangs on Scullys wall was signed on the night of a concert by the performer whoplayed on The Pavilions stage. The next time the performer returns to The Pavilions stage, theguitar will be used to raise money for The Pavilions educational outreach programs. Started backin 2010, the guitar auction program has raised more than $75,000.

    The guitars usually raise between $5,000 $15,000 each, with Jimmy Buffett and Nickelbackhaving raised the most. Dave Matthews is another artist that has signed a guitar. Whats so greatabout Dave Matthews guitar is the artwork.


    The Pavilion's mission is topresent a diverse offering ofperforming arts events, to be acatalyst for new audiences andenhance appreciation for thearts, to provide educationalprograms about the performingarts and to provide training andperformance opportunities foryoung artists.

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    The Pavilion is owned andoperated by The Center for thePerforming Arts at TheWoodlands, a nonprofitorganization, and governed by avolunteer board of directors.

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  • Posted by Stanica Matijevich at 3:21 PM

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    There are very few artists that actually put artwork on there, said Scully. The last two yearsDave Matthews has taken the time to make some interesting faces on his guitars. So his guitarsare not just an autograph, but a piece of art.

    Dave Matthews' guitar design

    Although artists are getting more and more particular about what they sign, The Pavilion isfortunate that many of the contemporary artists performing at The Pavilion support The Pavilionsmission by participating in this fundraiser.

    The next guitars to be auctioned are signed by John Mayer, Steely Dan, Heart and Maroon 5. Theauctions take place on the night of each artists concert, starting with John Mayer's concert onFriday. If you are interested in taking one of the guitars home with you, you must be a seasonticket holder or a guest of a season ticket holder. (For more information about becoming a seasonticket holder email JD Villasenor at

    What I like about the program is, just like the Dave Matthews guitar we auctioned, it touches abase of people that we dont typically reach, said Scully. The Dave Matthews guitar went to awoman from Wisconsin. Its great because we were able to communicate our mission to someoneoutside our board and volunteers and broaden our fundraising program. Plus, it makes my officelook super cool,.

    Now with every battle comes a winner and, sorry Jeff, but this round of battle of the offices goesto Christine. Because how can you argue with something that benefits the community? You justcant.

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