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Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for United Methodist Church 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, Maine Monday, January 14, 2013 7:00-7:20 Warmup (Fred/Walt)--Specifically geared towards consistently on pitch (On Risers) 7:20-8:05 Jack to work Way You Look Tonight (measures 9-23) and You Make Me Feel (12-28) (On Risers) 8:05-8:20 Recording Session (Anytime At All, Teddy Bear, Love Me) (On Risers) 8:20-8:35 Break 8:35-9:00 Troubleshoot specifics with Jack on Anytime At All and Love Me (In Pews) 9:00-9:15 Sectionals on Way You Look/You Make Me Feel (Sectional Rooms) 9:15-9:30 Repertoire Run--When I Fall in Love, Come Fly With Me, Who'll Take My Place (On Risers) 9:30-9:45 Business Meeting and Raffle (In Pews)
Tentative Future Rehearsal Schedules: January 21 7:00-7:20 Warmup (Mike/Tim)--Specifically geared towards presentation
and visual artistry (On Risers) 7:20-8:05 Jack to work Way You Look Tonight (measures 23-41) and You Make Me Feel (measures 28-45) (On Risers) 8:05-8:20 Recording Session (How Deep, Teddy Bear, Anytime At All) (On Risers) 8:20-8:35 Break 8:35-9:00 Troubleshoot specifics with Jack on How Deep and Teddy (In Pews) 9:00-9:15 Sectionals on Way You Look/You Make Me Feel (Sectional Rooms) 9:15-9:30 Repertoire Run--Who'll Take My Place, Just in Time, Once Upon a Time (On Risers) 9:30-9:45 Business Meeting and Raffle (In Pews) January 28 7:00-7:20 Warmup (Jay/Miles)--Specifically geared towards musical artistry (color, texture, modifiers, etc.) (On Risers) 7:20-8:05 Jack to work Way You Look Tonight (measures 41-70) and You Make Me Feel (measures 45-67) (On Risers) 8:05-8:20 Recording Session (Anytime At All, Teddy Bear, Love Me) (On Risers) 8:20-8:35 Break 8:35-9:00 Jack to work "Crazy" (measures 1-13) (In Pews) 9:00-9:15 Sectionals on Way You Look/You Make Me Feel (Sectional Rooms) 9:15-9:30 Repertoire Run--Almost Like Being in Love, Star Spangled Banner, When I Fall in Love (On Risers) 9:30-9:45 Business Meeting and Raffle (In Pews) Breathing Plans Breathing plan for THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT. measure 2- breath after sweet-heart " 4- " " young on rest " 5 " " moon-light " 7 " " you " 8 " " to-night on rest " 12 " " low on rest for bass " 13 " on rest tenor, lead, bari " 18 " after you " 24 " " night " 28 " " warm on rest for bass " 29 " on rest tenor, lead, bari
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after me " look on rest bass on rest tenor, lead, bari on rest after grows NO breath on rest after laugh end of measure " " " on rest after change on rest bass on rest tenor, lead, bari after it " you NO breath on rest after night " look on rest " look tenor, bart, bass
YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG The breathing plan the same as the learning track
I have created a document for this and linked it to the Member's Only Library in the column "Additional Resource 1". You can review this breath plan at any time by going to the Members Only Library and clicking the link. Lawrence Bean
Mark Your Calendars – Coaching Retreat Scheduled!
Coaching Retreat with Jordan Travis (Toronto Northern Lights) at the following times for the chorus-Friday Feb 22, 2013 from 7-9:30 Saturday Feb 23, 2013 from 10-3 Feb. 22 (Fri) What: Coaching Retreat with Jordan Travis Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm Feb. 23 (Sat) What: Coaching Retreat with Jordan Travis Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
New Music Schedule Song First night singing Off the music You Make Me Feel So Young Jan. 7, 2013 Jan. 28, 2013 The Way You Look Tonight Jan. 7, 2013 Jan. 28, 2013 Crazy Jan. 28, 2013 Feb. 25, 2013 Contest songs: #1 YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG #2 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Visit the Members Only Section of www.downeasters.org for the Music Library and other Downeasters Resources.
Notes of Interest ………………………………………………………… Please send pictures and notes of your quartet’s outings, Shows that you have seen, Shows that you are looking forward to seeing, Quartet or Chorus news from around New England to: email@example.com
Midwinter Convention Webcast Hi everyone, Every now and then a real bargain drops into your lap and do I have one for you. For the very first time, our BHS Midwinter Convention is going to be webcast. I've become a huge fan of the International webcast because it's a wonderful substitute for being there, although being there is an amazing experience. If you've never been to the Midwinter (and I haven't) there are so many reasons to go, beyond the comraderie. ***The five International medalists will all be there and performing in two great shows. That's Main Street, Masterpiece, A Mighty Wind, Musical Island Boys, and our new champs, Ringmasters. These shows will include various past Senior champs plus Liberty Voices from Disney World. ***The Senior International Quartet contest will be held. Root on our NED representatives, Trade Secret (Bill Wright, Bob O'Connell, Ricky Wright, and Mike Maino). ***The Youth Festival choruses will compete, that's 19 choruses from all over the land including our very own G20 chorus from New Bedford. And now we find out that a special show featuring Crossroads (2009 BHS Champs),
The Buzz (2004 SAI Champs) and a return of Gas House Gang (1993 BHS Champs) will be part of the webcast. All this for 39 bucks and it starts at 8 PM tonight EDT (Thursday, Jan. 10) I signed up this morning and it only takes few minutes so you have time. Even if you don't get this in time for tonight, you'll only miss one show and the price is still right! Will you join me? Harmoniously, Jim Dodge
Ringmasters and Masterpiece on Manchester, CT show, January 19 On Saturday, January 19th *Ringmasters *will headline the Manchester, CT Show followed by *Masterpiece*. Ringmasters took the Gold at the 2012 International Contest and Masterpiece placed 4th. This could be your only chance to see Ringmasters in New England in the near future. *Celebrate Harmony* is the theme for the 50th anniversary show of the Manchester Chapter and the 75th anniversary of the Barbershop Harmony Society. There is a 1:30 pm show and a 7:30 pm show, both at Manchester High School, followed by an Afterglow. All seats are reserved and may be ordered at * http://www.silkcitychorus.org/ANNUALSHOW/index.html*<http://www.silkcitychorus.org/ ANNUALSHOW/index.html> . That will allow you to pick your own seats from those that are still available. If you would like to avoid the service fee for using the automated seating process and have me get you seats, call me at the number below or email me at *firstname.lastname@example.org* <email@example.com>. I can also get you afterglow tickets for $12.00. Seat prices are $28 for the front 4 rows, $23 for the next 6 rows and $20 ($17 for seniors and students) for the remaining seats. The best seats are going fast. Tickets will be available at the door but they are $2 more on the day of the show and are likely to be in the rear sections of the auditorium. Donâ€™t miss this bargain opportunity to see two medalist quartets that donâ€™t make it to the East Coast often. Hope to see you at the show. Jim Kew, Past President, Manchester Chapter 860-305-9584 The show is at Manchester High School, 134 Middle Turnpike East, Manchester, CT 06040
Installation Banquet â€“ Payment for Non-Members On Mon night, Jan 7, 14 and 21, Larry and Marshall will be collecting $20.00 from those members who plan to attend with a spouse, friend, relative, in-laws, outlaws, whatever. Our chorus is paying for active members only, so all others must be prepaid, preferably by check made out to Downeasters Chorus. Everyone will be responsible for their bar bills. We have been in contact with the owners of Rachel's on the Green today, and we are under control with them. It's crunch time, so please bring those checks on next Mon. PM Marshall and Larry Installation Banquet Jan. 26, 2013 at Val Halla Golf & Country Club in Cumberland There will be a cash bar, Happy Hour is 6:00PM to 7:00PM Dinner is served @ 7:00 PM The menu is: 1) Bourbon Tenderloin Tips 2) Prime Rib 3) Baked Stuffed Haddock 4) 1/2 Garlic Roasted Chicken All dinners come with a salad w/dressing choice, rolls and butter, baked potato and veggie. Strawberry shortcake will be served for dessert. Vegetarian and dietary needs will be accommodated with advanced notice. The total per person will be $20.00, which includes tax and gratuity. Curt Roberts has agreed to be the EmCee. Dave Cole, NED-VPE, will be doing the Installation. Any attending quartets are expected to sing. What else would they do.?? Questions or concerns, please e-mail: Larry Newth firstname.lastname@example.org
Marshall Wagner email@example.com
'The Soundings' 50th Anniversary Issue. Here’s that link – Enjoy! http://www.downeasters.org/pdf/Soundings50th.pdf
Future Events: Jan. 26 (Sat) What: Installation Banquet Where: Val Halla Golf & Country Club 60 Val Halla Road, Cumberland, ME 04021 Time: - 6:00pm: Happy Hour 7:00pm: Dinner Link: http://valhallagolf.com Feb. 22 (Fri) What: Coaching Retreat with Jordan Travis Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm Feb. 23 (Sat) What: Coaching Retreat with Jordan Travis Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm Mar. 15-17 (Fri - Sun) What: Granite and Pine Division Contest Where: Chelmsford, MA, exact location: TBA Times: TBA May 18 (Sat) What: Kora Shrine Center Concert Where: 11 Sabattus Street, Lewiston,, Maine Time: To Be Announced Aug. 3 (Sat) What: Deertrees Theatre Concert Where: 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison, Maine Time: To Be Announced Link: www.deertreestheatre.org Oct. 18-20 (Fri - Sun) What: Fall NED District Convention/Contest Where: Portland, ME Times: TBA
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: (774) 233-0517 Secondary: (845) 264-4583 Board Member at Large Mike Soper <firstname.lastname@example.org> Primary: (207) 517-1647 Secondary: (207) 730-5624 Chorus Manager
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
Webmaster Lawrence Bean <Larry@TheNexxtLevel.biz> Primary: (207) 283-0642 "Soundings" Newsletter Editor Bruce Sturgis <BStur1@gmail.com> Primary: (207) 312-3423 Secondary: (207) 784-1510
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
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