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-The Downeasters Soundings Weekly is a weekly email newsletter of the Downeasters Barbershop Harmony Chorus. -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 -Deadline for submission of articles of interest to the chorus is 5:00pm Thursdays. -This, and all Soundings are available online at:

And away we go… Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for Monday, October 10, 2011 * 7:00-7:10

Welcome-Guest introduction We can do this together. Chorus singing, partner singing, singing “blind”


Christmas music Secret of Christmas Medley Do You Hear What I Hear? Feliz Navidad We Wish You A Merry Christmas


Music-When I Fall In Love




Business/Program Annual Meeting**


Competition chorus




Competition chorus

* Don’t forget: Choreography rehearsal at 6:15 P. M. Monday. Please strive to arrive on time or as close to it as you can. ********************************************************* Board Member Nominations **The chapter Annual Meeting is scheduled for October 10, 2011. The chapter By-Laws Article 7.01 requires the Committee to submit its report of nominees at least two weeks prior to the annual meeting, which constitutes the placing of the following names in nomination as follows: Office Member Comment President Granville Barrows Secretary David Marsteller Treasurer Carl Capello see Note 1 VP, Music/Perform. Walt Dowling Co-VP,Ch. Devel’t Cy Kendrick See Note 2 Co-VP,Ch. Devel’t David Brown See Note 2 VP Mktg & PR Vacant See Note 3 Member-at-Large Ryan Norfleet Member-at-Large Marshall Wagner Member-at-Large Mike Soper Note 1: Carl Cappello will be assisted by Larry Bean under terms of shared responsibilities as agreed upon by the parties Note 2: These members have volunteered to share the responsibilities of this office rather than have it remain

vacant. They will function as Co-Managers and will be drafting chapter members to fill the Team Positions to carry out the Chapter Development duties. Note 3: The Committee regrets not being able to identify a nominee from the chapter members interviewed for this office. The Chapter By-Laws are very clear that Chapters with more than 25 members shall have a Marketing & PR officer. It is hoped that one or more candidates will be nominated from our membership to fill this vacancy, either as a single VP, or CO-VPs, if preferred. Note 4: Opposing Nominations (or New Nominations from members). Chapter By-Laws, Article 7.02, states “Opposing nominations may be submitted by any member, provided, however, that consent of any nominee must first be obtained, and provide further, that the notice of such nomination shall be given at a meeting or by mail and/or electronic transmission at least one week prior to the annual meeting. Ted Tracy, Chairman, Nominating Committee The Downeasters Coaching Schedule-2011 Monday, Oct. 10 Presentation of New Music Schedule Just In Time Love Me From This Moment On Hey, Good Lookin

November 7, 2011 , 2011 January 9, 2012 February 4, 2012

Notes of Interest ……………………

Olde Tymers at Pat’s Pictures by: Walt Duplessie

Dick Wheeler and Marshall Wagner

OLDE TYMERS MEET TO EAT 13 folks turned out at Pat's Pizza on Oct 4 for the fourth and last luncheon of the year. In attendance were Lin Billings,Dave Burns,Manen Clements,Wally Duplessie,Ray Houlden,Bud Mosley,Wayne Newland,Larry Newth,John Nielsen,Curt Roberts,Dave Sweet,Marshall Wagner, and Dick Wheeler. The Over The Hill Gang will resume luncheons in April. See you then. Dick Wheeler co chairman (I mean co chairperson) Richard W. Wheeler is a 54 year member of the Downeasters, still a paid-up member. "Dick" was very active in chorus activities, served in many capacities, as well as being an inspiration to many wanna be tenors.. He also brightened many quartets along the way, with both music and comedy. We are able to document at least 4 years when Dick was elected Barbershopper of the Year, 1970, 1974, 1994 and 1997 and it is with pleasure and gratefulness that we honor him with this BOTY lapel pin. Wear it proudly, Dick. We all thank you for your service. Marshall Wagner Holiday Performance Schedule Just a quick note for the group. I wanted to let you all know that I have updated the calendar on our website to reflect the most current information regarding our Holiday performance schedule for the month of December. Here is a quick listing of performances that have been scheduled: - Monday, December 5th - Saco Food Pantry Benefit Concert - First Parish Church, Saco, ME - Saturday, December 10th, Community Little Theatre, Auburn, ME - Monday, December 19th, Woods at Canco - Portland, ME Please visit the website for all the details regarding uniforms, arrival times, etc. Please note that these details will continue to unfold as we draw closer to the performances. Please mark your calendars and I look forward to a wonderful series of holiday performances!! Respectfully, Ryan Norfleet Chorus Manager – Downeasters Our taped performance on The NIte Show, with Danny Cashman is available online! The web-performance from the Portland Downeasters has now been posted online at: and it is linked through The Nite Show’s Facebook page's newsfeed and on their website at Coming Soon -> Northeast District 2011 Fall Convention and Contests What to wear tux, with vest(black) and long black tie colored, plain shirt (the Philly shirt) black shoes and socks. Don’t forget your pants… * Please insure that your outfit is cleaned and neat! Springfield, Mass on October 21 & 22, 2011 Chorus Order of Appearance: 1. Halifax, NS SUN 2. Natick, MA PAT 3. Poughkeepsie, NY YAN 4. Burlington, VT MTN 5. Dartmouth, NS SUN 6. Providence, RI PAT 7. Kentville, NS SUN 8. Central CT YAN 9. Worcester, MA PAT

10. Schenectady, NY MTN 11. Hanover, NH G&P 12. Portland, ME G&P 13. Nashua, NH G&P 14. Danbury, CT YAN 15. New Bedford, MA PAT 16. Concord, MA PAT 17. Saratoga Springs, NY MTN 18. Manchester, CT YAN 19. Pittsfield, MA MTN 20. Lowell, MA PAT 21. Bedford-Sackville, NS SUN Contest Venue: Edward Bellamy Middle School, 314 Pendleton Avenue, Chicopee, Ma. Info on the contest and hotels: Headquarters Hotel: ( 8 miles from contest venue) Sheraton Springfield Monarch Hotel One Monarch Place, Springfield, Mass. 01144 tel: 413-781-1010 MARRIOTT HOTEL (Connected via Enclosed Bridge to Headquarters Hotel) 2 Boland Way, Springfield, Ma. 01115 tel: 413-781-7111 City Place Inn & Suites ( 8 miles. from contest venue) 711 Dwight Street, Springfield, Ma. tel: 413-781-0900

Future Events: Oct. 21-23 (Fri – Sun) What: Northeastern District Convention Where: Springfield, MA Oct 29, 2011 (Sat) What: Nor’easters Annual Show, Cabaret Style, Halloween Costume Contest Type: Public performance & Dinner - Tickets are $25 for the evening, one flat price. Where: K of C Hall in Brunswick Time: Supper is at 6 pm and show at 7 pm Nov. 9-13 (Wed – Sun) What: Harmony Incorporated International Convention Where: Hershey, PA Dec. 5 (Mon) What: Saco Food Pantry Benefit Concert Where: First Parish Church, 12 Beach Street, Saco, ME Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm Dec. 10 (Sat) What: Community Little Theater – Holiday Concert Where: 30 Academy St, Auburn, Maine Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm Dec. 19 (Mon) What: Christmas Performance - Woods at Canco Where: 257 Canco Road, Portland, ME Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm Downeasters Leadership for 2011 Director


Jack Baggs (

Bill Peterlein (

(207) 892-5192 (home)

(207) 576-3313 (cell) (207) 926-3054 (home)


VP - Music and Performance

Larry Bean (

Walt Dowling (

(888) 678-9866

(207) 934-5857 (home)

VP - Chap. Dvlpmnt, Mktg & PR

Secretary Dave Marstaller ( (207) 865-3731 (home) (207) 751-1339 (cell)


Chorus Manager

Larry Bean (

Ryan Norfleet (

(888) 678-9866

(207) 510-1444 (home) (207) 253-9433 (cell)


NED Rep for Maine

Dwight Pensiero (

Dave Cole (

(207) 353-3244 (home)

(207) 797-9618 (home) (207) 671-4730 (cell)

Board Member at Large

Board Member at Large

David Brown

Marshall Wagner (

(207) 650-2454

(207) 657-6406(home) (207) 232-1543 (cell)

"Soundings" Newsletter Editor

Past President

Bruce Sturgis (

Ted Tracy (

(207) 784-1510 (home) (207) 312-3423 (cell) -Bruce Sturgis Soundings Editor email: Downeasters Barbershop Chorus

(207) 882-9795 (home) (207) 744-5109 (cell)

10/7/2011 Soundings Weekly  

The weekly newsletter of the Downeasters Barbershop Harmony Chorus

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