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-The Downeasters Soundings Weekly is a weekly email newsletter of the Downeasters Barbershop Harmony Chorus www.downeasters.org -Please send any Barbershopping news, Chorus news and show dates, Quartet news and appearances, Notes of Interest- including Chorus Shows and other Public Entertainment dates from around New England, requests to be removed from, or added to, the distribution list, etc. to soundings.ed@gmail.com. -Deadline for submission of articles of interest to the chorus is 5:00pm Thursdays. -This, and all Soundings are available online at: http://www.issuu.com/downeasters

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Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for United Methodist Church 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, Maine Monday October 14, 2013 October 14, 2013 7:00-7:20

Welcome Guests/Stretch/Warmup (Fred or Jay W.)

7:20-7:35

O Little Town of Bethelem (Jack)

7:35-7:50

Run Through Only: Feliz Navidad, Do You Hear What I Hear, Silent Night

7:50-8:05

Go Tell It On the Mountain (Jim C.)

8:05-8:15

Angels We Have Heard on High

8:15-8:20

Break

8:20-9:10 Tonight)

Competition Package (You Make Me Feel So Young, The Way You Look

9:10-9:25

Two full competition package run throughs with recording

9:25-9:30

Final Words before Contest from Jack/Miles

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Tentative Rehearsal Schedules

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Downeasters Chorus  Pillars  of  Success  Established  2013  

As members  of  the  Downeasters  Chorus,  the  following  Pillars  of  Success  are  our  guiding  principles.  

1. Stand  Like  a  Champion!     2.  Bring  the  Whole  Singer   3.  The  Pitchpipe  is  Sacred   4.  Sing  Tall  and  Forward   5.  Be  Artistic  with  Your  Voice,  Face  and  Body   6.  Bring  the  Audience  on  Your  Journey   7.  Expect  to  Grow!   8.  HAVE  FUN     Our Mission: "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."     New Songs and Start Dates Do You Hear What I Hear Angels We Have Heard on High O Little Town of Bethlehem Go Tell it on the Mountain O Holy Night

September 9 September 16 September 16 October 7 October 7

Holiday Repertoire Consists of the Following: Do You Hear What I Hear (Jack) Jingle Bell Rock (Jack) Feliz Navidad (Jack) Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Jack) Silent Night (Jack) O Little Town of Bethlehem (Jack) Angels We Have Heard on High (Jay Wiley) Go Tell It On The Mountain (Jim Curtis) O Holy Night (Fred Moore)

Visit the Members Only Section of www.downeasters.org for the Music Library and other Downeasters Resources.


Future Events: ………………………………………………………… Oct. 12 (Sat What: Windjammers & Nor’easters Combined Show Benefit Concert for the St John the Baptist Episcopal Church Community Outreach Program Where: Thomaston at Watts Hall Times: 7:00 pm Oct. 18-20 (Fri - Sun) What: Fall NED District Convention/Contest Where: Westbrook Performing Arts Ctr. 471-Stroudwater Street Westbrook, Maine 04092 Times: TBA Oct. 24 (Thu) What: Olde Tymers Luncheon Where: Pat’s Pizza in Yarmouth Time: 11:30 am Please contact us no later than two days before. Wayne Newton wnewland@maine.rr.com Dick Wheeler rwhe550515@aol.com

781-2597 773-1991

Nov. 13-17 (Wed-Sun) What: Harmony Inc International Convention Where: Windsor, ONT. Times: TBA ~ 2014 ~ Jun. 29-Jul. 6, 2014 (Sun – Sun) What: BHS International Convention Where: MGM Grand Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV Link: http://www.barbershopconvention.com/vegas

Quartet Corner …………………………………………………………… You, yes you reading this, you are invited to send in news for your quartet(s). where have you been?, where are you going to be?, what have you been up to? What quartets have YOU seen? Port City Sound Back Bay Four Exchange Street Senior Discount In Your Quartet News!

Any Others? Send

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

Windjammers & Nor’easters Combined Show this Saturday in Thomaston We have a combined show on Sat, Oct 12th - putting Windjammers and Nor'easters together in Thomaston at Watts Hall at 7:00 pm - benefit concert for the St John the Baptist Episcopal Church there in Thomaston, for their community outreach program. From Kathy Robitaille Oct. 12 (Sat What: Windjammers & Nor’easters Combined Show Benefit Concert for the St John the Baptist Episcopal Church Community Outreach Program Where: Thomaston at Watts Hall Time: 7:00 pm

LAST CALL FOR LUNCH by Dick Wheeler THE OVER THE HILL GANG will hold its last lunch of the year on Thursday, October 24th at Pat's Pizza in Yarmouth. Chow time is 11:30. Please make reservations with one of the co-chairmen listed below. I'm sorry. I meant "co-chairpersons". Mr. Wayne Newtron Mr. Richard Wheeler

wnewland@maine.rr.com rwhe550515@aol.com

Oct. 24 (Thu) What: Olde Tymers Luncheon Where: Pat’s Pizza in Yarmouth Time: 11:30 am Please contact us no later than two days before. Wayne Newton wnewland@maine.rr.com Dick Wheeler rwhe550515@aol.com

781-2597 773-1991

781-2597 773-1991

From LiveWire:

Members site offline for maintenance this weekend Additional scheduled maintenance to the membership database systems at Harmony Hall will require suspending access to ebiz.barbershop.org for several more days. The scheduled outage will commence on Friday, October 11, at 5:00 pm (CDT) and will


continue through Monday, with service to be restored by Tuesday, October 15 at 8:00 am. (CDT). Can do: Fri 10/11-Tue 10/15 • Visit www.barbershop.org and access the same awesome educational and news resources • Register for 2014 International Convention in Las Vegas • Register for 2014 Midwinter Convention • Visit www.harmonymarketplace.com to shop for merchandise and music. Orders may still be placed, but some delays in billing and shipping are possible as an expected backlog of orders is entered. CANNOT do: Fri 10/11-Tue 10/15 • No access to ebiz.barbershop.org--website will be offline during maintenance • Member records will be locked--no changes during maintenance • Renewals and quartet registration/renewals not available during maintenance • Contest entry forms offline during maintenance • Chapter and district secretaries nearing fall contests are advised to download and check all rosters now in anticipation of last-minute renewals for contest eligibility. We hope to accomplish this work quickly and accurately to better serve our members and customers. Your patience is appreciated.

LiveWire is the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Weekly Newsletter Have you signed up for LiveWire yet? Link: LiveWire to Sign up and Back Issues

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 <miles@dowslawoffice.com> Primary: (207) 653-8591 VP of Membership & Chapter Development

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


Jim Johnston <jimjohnston@maine.rr.com> Primary: (207) 619-7613 Secondary: (207) 400-9760 Board Member at Large Mike Soper <gmichaelsoper@gmail.com> Primary: (207) 318-7454 Secondary: (207) 730-5624 Chorus Manager Chris Howard <crhlehigh@gmail.com> Primary: (201) 893-1173 Webmaster Lawrence Bean <Larry@TheNexxtLevel.biz> Primary: (207) 358-0642 "Soundings" Newsletter Editor Bruce Sturgis <BStur1@gmail.com> Primary: (207) 312-3423 Secondary: (207) 784-1510

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

Jack Baggs <JBaggs1@roadrunner.com> Primary: (207) 892-5192 Board Member at Large Marshall Wagner <emwagner31@aol.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

10/11/2013 Soundings Weekly  

The weekly newsletter of the Downeasters Barbershop Harmony Society Chorus in Yarmouth, Maine USA

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