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Here is the first issue of the Downeasters Soundings Weekly Email. Please consider this a work in progress as we work on format and available information. For now I want to try an email body only version. That way there is nothing to download and it can be viewed in your email program! Please forward any suggestions or concerns to me at soundings.ed@gmail.com. You can also send any information for inclusion in future Soundings Weekly Emails, deadline will be Thursday afternoon, as I plan to compile and send them out on Thursday evening. That way if your email address is at work, you can receive it before the weekend. I do realize that many of you are receiving duplicate emails, bear with me as I work to identify the Soundings email addresses that are part of the downeasters@googlegroups.com member email addresses. And away we go…

Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for Monday, January 10, 2011 7:00-7:20 P. M. Cod. 7:20-7:40 P. M. 7:40-7:45 P. M. 7:45-8:15 P. M. 8:20-8:50 P. M. 8:50-8:55 P. M. 8:55-9:25 P. M.

9:25 P. M.

Review songs, Chordbusters March and Old Cape Craft-I’ll Be Seeing You Break Sectionals-I’ll Be Seeing You Chorus-I’ll Be Seeing You Break Review repertoire Hey, Look Me Over God Bless America Lost In The Stars Business Meeting/Program

Schedule for Introduction of New Music For 2011 Jan. 3, 2011 Jan. 17, 2011 Feb. 7, 2011

I’ll Be Seeing You Almost Like Being In Love Chattanooga Choo Choo


Feb. 28, 2011 March 21, 2011 April 11, 2011 April 25, 2011

How Deep Is The Ocean I Found A Million Dollar Baby Come Fly With Me The Little Drummer Boy

ANNOUNCEMENT For Downeaster Chorus Members On Monday evening, January 3, 2011, the Music Leadership Team voted to use our International Contest musical package Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Who’ll Take My Place - for the upcoming Granite and Pine Division Contest in Lincoln, Rhode Island in March. Factors considered in this decision included, but were not necessarily limited to: a. The goal of the Division Contest is to qualify for District Contest. b. To date there have been very few members who have auditioned for the new contest songs. c. This year, there is a shorter than usual amount of time to prepare for the Division Contest. d. New members will have the opportunity to audition for the Division Contest songs. e. This will allow more time to rehearse the new contest songs for the Fall, 2011 District Contest. If the chorus approves the Music Leadership Team proposal for how we carry out our weekly chapter meetings, this decision will allow us to learn new music in a timely manner.


Future Events: Jan 15, 2011 Chapter Shows: Manchester, Connecticut Those who may remember watching the quartet finals in Philadelphia last year might recall the 2nd and 3rd place Finalists, “Old School” and “Ringmasters” (from Stockholm, Sweden), respectively. Those two quartets headline Manchester CT’s Annual Show on Saturday, Jan. 15 (performances at 1:30 and 7:30). The current NED champs “Snapshot” and last year’s champs “On Q” will also perform. Manchester High School is a 3-hour drive from Portland. Further information, plus ticket orders and directions, can be found on Manchester’s website: silkcitychorus.org. Click under Performances, Annual Show.

Jan 22, 2011 The 2011 Installation Banquet will be on Saturday January 22 at Sacred Heart church in Yarmouth at 6 PM – pot luck. The Brunswick chapter will be joining us. Kurt Roberts will be doing the installation and Jay Wiley will be the MC. We will be in touch soon about food dishes.

Feb 21, 2011 Coaching session with Steve Tramack on Monday evening, February 21, 2011.

May 14, 2011 (Sat) What: Downeasters Annual Concert, featuring Scollay Square Quartet Type: Public performance Where: Winslow Homer Auditorium, Scarborough High School, 20 Gorham Road, Scarborough, ME

Downeasters Leadership for 2010 Bill Peterlein……………………………………. President Walt Dowling .….…….…...VP, Music and Performance Cy Kendrick……..…..….……VP, Chapter Development Dave Marstaller………...……..………………..Secretary


Larry Bean……..…………………………………Treasurer Ted Tracy …...…..…….……………….Delegate to NED Ted Tracy…….. ……………..…………....Past President Jack Baggs……..………………………………… Director Dwight Pensiero……………....……..…………....Librarian Tom Liebert……………..…Marketing & Public Relations Richard Roberge...……………………….Chorus Manager Tom Liebert………..………….……………….Webmaster Dave Brown ………..…………...Board Member At Large Dave Cole….….…….…….…….Board Member At Large Phil Gage ……………………….Board Member At Large Bruce Sturgis…….………..…Downeast Soundings Editor Email: soundings.ed@gmail.com

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


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