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Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for United Methodist Church 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, Maine Monday November 18, 2013 To be sent later *************************************************************** ************

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." Retiring Songs When I Fall in Love, How Deep is the Ocean, Just in Time, America the Beautiful, Crazy Visit the Members Only Section of www.downeasters.org for the Music Library and other Downeasters Resources.

You Don't Know Me Start Date We will be rehearsing our new contest ballad starting on November 18th and November 25th. Please devote your efforts at becoming proficient prior to November 18, paying particular attention to the intro. ~Miles

Christmas Show Order 1st half: Chorus: HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS FELIZ NAVIDAD DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR? Quartet: BACK BAY 4 - 1 SONG Chorus: JINGLE- BELL ROCK O HOLY NIGHT Quartet: Port City Sound- 1 song " " Exchange Street- 1 song Chorus: O LITTLT TOWN OF BETHLEHEM ***************************** End of 1st. half ********************************** Chorus leaves the risers 2nd. half: Quartet: Senior Discount- 2 songs " " Back Bay 4 - 3 songs VLQ : 1 song Quartet: Port City Sound - 3 songs : " Exchange Street - 3 songs Chorus: ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN SILENT NIGHT


***************************END OF SHOW ************************************ Dec. 2 (Mon) What: Christmas Concert for Saco Food Bank Where: Saco Congregational Church, Route 9, Saco ME Times: 7:00pm – 9:30 PM Dec. 9 (Mon) What: Christmas Concert for Woods at Canco Where: Woods at Canco, 257 Canco Rd, Portland ME Times: 7:00pm – 9:30 PM Dec. 16 (Mon) What: Christmas Concert Where: Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland Center ME Times: 7:30pm – 9:30 PM

Various 2014 Convention Dates Thanks to Curt Roberts Jan. 28- Feb. 2 (Tue-Sun) What: International Midwinter Convention Where: Long  Beach,  CA. Schedule of events in the Harmonizer Apr. 4-6 (Fri-Sun) What: Granite and Pine/Patriot Division Contest Where: Nashua, NH Times: TBD Apr. 25-27 (Fri-Sun) What: Harmony Inc Area 2 Convention Where: Portland ME Times: TBA Jun. 29-Jul. 6 (Sun – Sun) What: BHS International Convention Where: MGM Grand Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV Link: http://www.barbershopconvention.com/vegas Oct. 17-19 (Fri-Sun) What: NED Fall Convention Where: Providence, RI Times: TBA Nov. 12-16 (Wed-Sun) What: Harmony Inc International Convention Where: Louisville, KY.


Times: TBA

Future Events: ………………………………………………………… Nov. 13-17 (Wed-Sun) What: Harmony Inc International Convention Where: Windsor, ONT. Times: TBA Dec. 2 (Mon) What: Christmas Concert for Saco Food Bank Where: Saco Congregational Church, Route 9, Saco ME Times: 7:00pm – 9:30 PM Dec. 9 (Mon) What: Christmas Concert for Woods at Canco Where: Woods at Canco, 257 Canco Rd, Portland ME Times: 7:00pm – 9:30 PM Dec. 16 (Mon) What: Christmas Concert Where: Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland Center ME Times: 7:30pm – 9:30 PM ~ 2014 ~ Jan. 18 (Sat) What: Downeasters Installation Banquet Where: Rachael's On The Green at Val Halla. Social Hour: 5:00pm – 6:00pm Dinner: 6:00pm - … Meal is $20 per person Jan. 28- Feb. 2 (Tue-Sun) What: International Midwinter Convention Where: Long  Beach,  CA. Schedule of events in the Harmonizer Feb. 28-Mar 1 (Fri-Sat) What: Jordan Travis Coaching Retreat Weekend Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church, Cumberland Times: Fri: TBA Sat: TBA Apr. 4-6 (Fri-Sun) What: Granite and Pine/Patriot Division Contest Where: Nashua, NH


Times: TBD Apr. 25-27 (Fri-Sun) What: Harmony Inc Area 2 Convention Where: Portland ME Times: TBA Jun. 29-Jul. 6 (Sun – Sun) What: BHS International Convention Where: MGM Grand Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV Link: http://www.barbershopconvention.com/vegas Oct. 17-19 (Fri-Sun) What: NED Fall Convention Where: Providence, RI Times: TBA Nov. 12-16 (Wed-Sun) What: Harmony Inc International Convention Where: Louisville, KY. Times: TBA

Quartet Corner …………………………………………………………… Quartets, this is for you, free advertising or just let fellow Barbershoppers know what you’ve been up to… Port City Sound Back Bay Four Exchange Street Senior Discount In Your Quartet News!

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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

Downeasters Installation Banquet Location: Rachael's On The Green at Val Halla Date: 1/18/14 (snow date 1/25/14) Time: Social Hour 5 PM to 6 PM. Dinner: 6 PM to ??? Menu Choices: Haddock Newburg, Prime Rib, Baked Stuffed Chicken All meals come with baked potato, veggie, salad, rolls and butter, Dessert will be a "real"


strawberry shortcake. Dietary needs will be gladly taken with a request. Cost of the meal is $20 per person and that includes tax and tip. Cash is acceptable, given to Larry, Marshall, or Carl. Checks can also be made payable to The Downeasters and given to one of the same aforementioned three. Responses will be accepted as of now and should be directed to Larry or Marshall via email if at all possible. Respond early because once we sell out there is no groveling allowed. Jan. 18 (Sat) What: Downeasters Installation Banquet Where: Rachael's On The Green at Val Halla. Social Hour: 5:00pm – 6:00pm Dinner: 6:00pm - … Meal is $20 per person

Bass Looking To Form A Competing Quartet! Ed Headley, current Frank Thorne Chapter member, two-time New England Harmony Brigade participant, and formerly a 6-year member of the Downeasters, is looking for a Baritone, Lead, and Tenor to join him in rehearsing for Spring 2014 Quartet Competition.... if interested, please contact him at: ewheadley@yahoo.com or call him at (207) 233-4149.

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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

Past President Bill Peterlein <BPeterlein@summitgeoeng.com> Primary: (207) 576-3313 Secondary: (207) 926-3054


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 <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 Dodge <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

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 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


11/15/2013 Soundings Weekly