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Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for United Methodist Church 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, Maine Monday January 13, 2014 7:00 warmup Who: Jay or Jim 7:20 repertoire run 1. The Way You Look Tonight 2. Teddy Bear 7:40 I Will Go Sailing No More (Miles) 8:00 You Don’t Know Me (Jack) 8:30 10-min break 8:40 repertoire run 1. God Bless America (Jack) 2. Love Me (if time) 9:05 You Make Me Feel So Young (Jack, presentation…) 9:30 Business meeting, Raffle/KTWWS *************************************************************** ************
Future Rehearsal Schedules
"We will PERFORM a PERSONAL story with IN-TUNE, CLEAN, IN SYNC sound that has a FRESH, NATURAL, EMOTIONAL energy and EXCITEMENT that shows an INTENSITY and EXTREME VARIETY of DYNAMIC INVOLVEMENT." Downeasters Chorus Pillars of Success Established 2013
As members of the Downeasters Chorus, the following Pillars of Success are our guiding principles.
5. Be Artistic with Your Voice, Face and Body 6. Bring the Audience on Your Journey 7. Expect to Grow! 8. HAVE FUN 1. Stand Like a Champion! 2. Bring the Whole Singer 3. The Pitchpipe is Sacred 4. Sing Tall and Forward
New Year, New Music “You Don’t Know Me” “Wonderful Day Medley” “Cop on the Beat.” These are going to be great additions to our repertoire. The tracks and sheets for these are on the web site. Visit the Members Only Section of www.downeasters.org for the Music Library and other Downeasters Resources.
Future Events: ………………………………………………………… ~ 2014 ~ Jan. 18 (Sat) What: Downeasters Installation Banquet Where: Rachael's On The Green at Val Halla. Social Hour: 5:00pm – 6:00pm Dinner: 6:00pm - … **For members, there is no cost to attend. For guests, non-members, the cost is $20 per person and that includes tax and tip Jan. 28- Feb. 2 (Tue-Sun) What: International Midwinter Convention
Where: Long Beach, CA. Schedule of events in the Harmonizer Feb. 28-Mar 1 (Fri-Sat) What: Jordan Travis Coaching Retreat Weekend Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church, Cumberland Times: Fri: TBA Sat: TBA Jordan’s website: http://www.TheCompleteSinger.ca/ Apr. 4-6 (Fri-Sun) What: Granite and Pine/Patriot Division Contest Where: Nashua, NH Times: TBD Apr. 25-27 (Fri-Sun) What: Harmony Inc Area 2 Convention Where: Portland ME Times: TBA Jun. 29-Jul. 6 (Sun – Sun) What: BHS International Convention Where: MGM Grand Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV Link: http://www.barbershopconvention.com/vegas Sep.. 5 (Fri) What: Two Performances Where: Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Foundation 371 Sawyer Road Greene, Maine 04236 Times: 2:00pm & 7:00pm Link: http://www.sawyer-foundation.com/about.html Oct. 17-19 (Fri-Sun) What: NED Fall Convention Where: Providence, RI Times: TBA Nov. 12-16 (Wed-Sun) What: Harmony Inc International Convention Where: Louisville, KY. Times: TBA
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All Male Acappella show. Saturday night Music with a Mission features Ithacappella in concert Saturday January 11th On Saturday, January 11th, at 7:00 PM, Ithacappella will perform a concert at the North Windham Union Church. Ithacappella, from Ithaca College in New York, is one of the premier male collegiate a cappella groups in the country, singing everything from traditional barbershop tunes to current radio hits. This is the second year that the group will perform in Windham as part of their winter tour. Special guests for this concert will be the Windham Chamber Singers. Tickets are $5 for all and will be sold at the door. The box office opens at 6:15 and the doors will open at 6:30. The North Windham Union Church is located at 723 Roosevelt Trail in Windham. For more information please call 892-7149 or email MWAMconcerts@gmail.com. Link: http://www.mwamconcerts.com/press-releases.html ~Walt Duplessie From LiveWire:
Early bird registrations for Las Vegas Convention due by January 15 By now, we're pretty sure everyone knows where the convention will be this summer. You've figured out that it will be a riot of barbershop fun. You've seen the attractions it offers. You've started pitching your spouse on the fun you both can have in this luxurious vacation destination -- but at a bargain price! You'll get the full rundown in the next issue of The Harmonizer, or you can sneak a peek right now. Link: http://barbershopconvention.com/images/Vegas2014.pdf
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Special 75th Anniversary Double Issue of The Harmonizer
The Special 75th Anniversary Double Issue of The Harmonizer is now available online! 'The Soundings' 50th Anniversary Issue. http://www.downeasters.org/pdf/Soundings50th.pdf
Downeasters Leadership for 2013 President Granville Barrows <GBisok@aol.com> Primary: (603) 553-3608 Secretary Dave Marstaller <DMars49@comcast.net> Primary: (207) 751-1339 Secondary: (207) 865-3731 VP - Music and Performance Miles Hunt <firstname.lastname@example.org> Primary: (207) 653-8591 VP of Membership & Chapter Development Jim Johnston <email@example.com> Primary: (207) 619-7613 Secondary: (207) 400-9760 Board Member at Large Mike Soper <firstname.lastname@example.org> Primary: (207) 318-7454 Secondary: (207) 730-5624 Chorus Manager Chris Howard <email@example.com> Primary: (201) 893-1173 Webmaster Lawrence Dodge <Larry@TheNexxtLevel.biz> Primary: (207) 358-0642 "Soundings" Newsletter Editor Bruce Sturgis <BStur1@gmail.com> Primary: (207) 312-3423 Secondary: (207) 784-1510
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Past President Bill Peterlein <BPeterlein@summitgeoeng.com> Primary: (207) 576-3313 Secondary: (207) 926-3054 Treasurer Carl Cappello <CCappello@maine.rr.com> Primary: (207) 899-2200 VP - Mktg & PR David Sweet <Sweetie@roadrunner.com> Primary: (207) 967-8553 Director Jack Baggs <JBaggs1@roadrunner.com> Primary: (207) 892-5192 Board Member at Large Marshall Wagner <email@example.com> Primary: (207) 232-1543 Board Member at Large Ryan Norfleet <RCFleet1@yahoo.com> Primary: (207) 253-9433 Secondary: (207) 510-1444 Librarian Dwight Pensiero <DJPensiero@gmail.com> Primary: (207) 353-3244 DVP of Events Dave Cole <DaveCdvpm12@gmail.com> Primary: (207) 671-4730 Secondary: (207) 797-9618