The latest news from Todd concerning our 50th Anniversary Tour: (Sept. 27th)
Yesterday, I submitted the Worship and Music Ministry budget for 2019. While the timing of that process will vary from church to church, our best planning occurs when we can anticipate expenses for the coming year. Final figures are not quite complete, but for those planning a budget for next year, we are recommending $1500 plus airfare be put back for next years tour. That is not the final figure, but it will give you something from which to budget.
With each day, my excitement grows about how the Lord is providing for us in wonderful and miraculous ways. Continue praying for the final days of this planning process.
The latest news from Todd concerning our 50th Anniversary Tour: (Sept. 24th)
CenturyMen 2019 50th Anniversary Tour Update: I am waiting on final bus numbers before I get a final cost for the trip. I hope to get that all in place so that registration can start soon. Our itinerary is set for ALLELUIA Conference, Tallowood Baptist Church, Park Cities Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Lewisville, Travis Avenue Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Abilene, Trinity Baptist Church, Kerrville, and Texas Choral Directors Annual Convention. You are going to enjoy this celebration of ministry!!!
The latest news from Todd concerning our 50th Anniversary Tour: (Aug. 25th)
CenturyMen 2019 50th Anniversary Tour Update: Now that the itinerary is finalized, work has turned to securing hotel properties and transportation. If you have pictures and/or memorabilia that you would allow us to use for our 50th, hold on to it for now and as soon as the tour details are finalized, we will accept photos, etc that you all may have. There is a lot that is going in to the preparations and every effort is being made to insure appropriate pacing and most efficient pricing. You will enjoy our celebration and if you cannot make the entire tour, please join us at the banquet, Saturday, July 20, in Dallas.
From our incoming President concerning our 50th Anniversary Tour:
As many of you know, we have been waiting on a potential invitation for The Centurymen to sing at next year’s Texas Choral Director’s Association Annual Convention. That decision and the invitation to sing is to be issued by the Vice President of the Church division within TCDA. At this year’s convention, a new Church Vice President was elected and I am glad to tell you that we have been invited to sing at the Friday evening session of TCDA for the Church division. This is an opportunity that Charlie and I have talked about for almost a year and will provide us with an outstanding conclusion to our 50th Anniversary tour. The first concert of the tour will be Thursday evening, July 18, as the featured concert at the ALLELUIA Church Music Conference on the campus of Baylor University.
While there are specific details that need to be coordinated, this confirms both the hub city and the dates of the tour. The hub city for the tour will be San Antonio, which has an airport with all the major airline carriers (American, Delta, Southwest, etc.). The confirmed dates of the tour are July 16—27. Your travel plans should be made so that you arrive in San Antonio for the rehearsals, which will begin on Tuesday, July 16 at 2:00 pm, and depart San Antonio on Saturday, July 27, following our TCDA concert Friday evening. The 50th Anniversary Banquet will be in Dallas on Saturday evening, July 20. Spouses are welcome to join us for the entire tour, but are especially encouraged to join us for the banquet.
Now that the dates are set, we will begin the process of finalizing churches and venues with careful consideration being given to pacing so that we can be at our best for every opportunity.
Thank you for your prayers and your patience as we have walked through this process. Our goal is to have final cost and registration open by October 1.