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Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for United Methodist Church 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, Maine Monday, January 21, 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)

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Tentative Future Rehearsal Schedules: January 28 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) February 4 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)    

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: soundings.ed@gmail.com

Obituaries In case you missed the obituaries, the following people recently passed away Linda (Newth) Casey Mrs. Roland (Joan) Gorman Submitted by Dick Wheeler

Manchester Chapter Show - this Saturday, Jan. 19 If you don't have seats for the January 19 Manchester Chapter Show, it is not too late. Seats are still available for both shows by going to this link to buy them on-line. http://www.silkcitychorus.org/ANNUALSHOW/index.html A receipt will come to you by email. Print it and that will be your "ticket" to the show. Show times are 1:30pm and 7:30pm show at Manchester High School, 134 East Middle Turnpike, Manchester, CT. Both shows feature* Ringmasters, Masterpiece and the Silk City Chorus.* This is a show you should not miss. You will not likely get a chance to see these two great quartets on the same stage. The weather forecast is clear. Join us for the fun. Tickets will also be available at the door but seat selections are likely to be quite limited. Join us on Saturday in Manchester. Jim Kew

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Applications now being taken for the 2013 New England Harmony Brigade! Deadline is February 14th Dear Fellow Quartet Singer: The Second New England Harmony Brigade Rally will take place on September 2022nd, 2013 at the Marriott in Marlborough MA. A brigade is a by invitation group of quartet singers that get together once a year for fellowship, great singing, and most of all..great quartetting! It's a weekend of wall-to-wall quartet singing for well qualified singers. Singers have five months to learn 12 Gold Medal arrangements and are given support by way of learning CD's and run-throughs, but by the time they arrive at the Brigade (usually held at a conveniently located hotel), they are supposed to be one hundred percent prepared. They then sing their hearts out in a "Dance Card" style in as many combinations as possible and then participate in a "randomly chosen" contest on Friday and Saturday night, (all for fun, of course). Lastly there is a Saturday night show held at a nearby venue that is open to the public. Everyone who comes has to demonstrate that they have the intestinal fortitude to learn 12 songs and to be totally prepared. Run-throughs are held to help everyone get that last 10% that you cannot learn from a CD-Rom. Brigades have sprung up all over the country, because they are a great way to meet new potential quartet mates and to get to know like minded people who are in the area. Because everyone is prepared, we all get right down to business and have a lot of fun. And we all come away having learned 12 great songs! The cost is modest.we get good room rates and meal rates. And it includes all music and professionally made learning CD-Roms. Last year's inaugural brigade was a runaway success. We had close to one hundred men in attendance. This is what you can do: 1). Reply to me to let me know if you would like to join our e-list. I will not put you on unless I hear from you, so please let me know. 2). Spread the word! Pass this letter along to anyone that you know who loves quartetting, who is talented, and who might enjoy an event like this. Our web site is www.nehb.net http://www.nehb.net/> . There is an application form there. But if you are not sure about filling out the web application, please reply to me directly or send mail to president@nehb.net. Lastly, you can call me at 781-643-7468. 3). Apply early. Otherwise you might have to be wait-listed in your part. Some of our


attendees come from other Brigades out-of-district but we hope to have as many well qualified singers there as possible. So we'll need to have your completed application and deposit by mid February in order to check your references and extend you an invitation in a timely fashion. If you have any questions at all, please drop me a note. Yours in Harmony, Lee Daum lee.daum@nehb.net 35 George St. Arlington, MA 02476 781-643-7468

Installation Banquet – 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 lnewth1112@gmail.com Marshall Wagner emwagner31@aol.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 <miles@dowslawoffice.com> Primary: (207) 653-8591 VP of Membership & Chapter Development Jim Johnston <jjohnston.ma@comcast.net> Primary: (774) 233-0517 Secondary: (845) 264-4583 Board Member at Large Mike Soper <gmichaelsoper@gmail.com> 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 <emwagner31@aol.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

Bruce Sturgis Soundings Weekly Editor email: soundings.ed@gmail.com Downeasters Barbershop Chorus www.downeasters.org


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