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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 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

And away we go‌ Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for

THE DOWNEASTERS Christmas Benefit Concert Monday, December 5, 2011 Overview: The Downeasters Barbershop Chorus will present a Christmas concert to benefit the Saco, Maine Food Pantry on Monday, December 5, 2011. This concert will be at the First Parish Congregational Church in Saco, Maine. Time: Members please be at the church between 5:00-5:15 P. M. Also, please assist with the risers at this time. The concert starts at 7:00 P. M. Changing Room/Warmup: There will be a changing/warmup room in the basement of the church. Dress: Tux, white tux shirt with regular collar, red vest, red bow tie, black sox and shoes, red ribbon earned at the District Convention in October. Parking: Turn left as you pass the front of the church. Proceed on this road along the side of the church and take your first left. Proceed past the rear of the church a short distance to a school parking lot on your right. Afterglow: Afterglow will be at the Run Of The Mill Restaurant. Proceed south from the church, through downtown Saco, across the railroad tracks, past the train station. The restaurant is the third large mill building going down the hill toward Biddeford. We will be able to order off the menu. Saco Holiday Concert Schedule Dec.5th. Chorus: SECRET OF CHRISTMAS MEDLEY FELIZ NAVIDAD HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS JINGLE-BELL ROCK Quartet: MEDLEY QUARTET Chorus: DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR CHRISTMAS CHOPSTICKS COVENTRY CAROL THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY Intermission and sing-a-long/ Fred-two songs Quartets: PORT CITY SOUND - two songs BACK BAY FOUR - two songs Chorus: LOST IN THE STARS SILENT NIGHT WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS ******************************************************** NEW MUSIC SCHEDULE 1. WHEN I FALL IN LOVE - The music has been presented- off the music November 7th.


2. JUST IN TIME - " " " "" " - " " " December 12th. 3. LOVE ME - The music will be presented on December 12th - off the music January 9th. 4. FROM THIS MOMENT ON- " " " " " " " January 9th. - off the music February 6th. Make sure you are familiar with the music before the song is presented.

Upcoming Performances…… Dec. 5 (Mon) What: Saco Food Pantry Benefit Concert Where: First Parish Church, 12 Beach Street, Saco, ME Time: 7:00pm, arrive 5:00ish Dress will consist of: Tux White tux shirt with regular collar Red vest Red bow tie Red ribbon achieved at District Convention Black shoes, not patent leather Dec. 10 (Sat) What: Community Little Theater – Holiday Concert Where: 30 Academy St, Auburn, Maine Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm Dec. 10th. Community Little Theater Holiday Concert 1st. Half: Chorus: CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN COME FLY WITH ME Quartet: BACK BAY FOUR - two songs Chorus: ONCE UPON A TIME I NEVER KNEW /MEDLEY Quartet: PORT CITY SOUND - two songs Chorus: I FOUND A MILLION DOLLAR BABY Quartet: MAC DADDY - two or three songs Chorus: LOST IN THE STARS Intermission- sing-a-long /Fred - two songs 2nd. Half: Chorus: SECRET OF CHRISTMAS MEDLEY FELIZ NAVIDAD HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS Quartet: MEDLEY QUARTET Chorus: JINGLE-BELL ROCK DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR Quartet: BACK BAY FOUR - two songs Chorus: CHRISTMAS CHOPSTICKS COVENTRY CAROL Quartet: PORT CITY SOUND - two songs Chorus: THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY Quartet: MAC DADDY - two songs Chorus: SILENT NIGHT WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS Dec. 19 (Mon) What: Christmas Performance - Woods at Canco Where: 257 Canco Road, Portland, ME


Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm We are performing our annual Christmas performance for the residents of the Woods at Canco. The performance is scheduled for 7:00pm and we will be having a After Glow near by. Stay tuned for more details! Dress will consist of: Tux White tux shirt with regular collar Red vest Red bow tie Red ribbon achieved at District Convention Black shoes, not patent leather Chorus: SECRET OF CHRISTMAS MEDLEY FELIZ NAVIDAD HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS JINGLE-BELL ROCK Quartet: MEDLEY QUARTET Chorus: DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR CHRISTMAS CHOPSTICKS COVENTRY CAROL THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY Intermission and sing-a-long/ Fred-two songs Quartets: PORT CITY SOUND - two songs BACK BAY FOUR - two songs Chorus: LOST IN THE STARS SILENT NIGHT WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS

Notes of Interest …………………… Please send notes of your quartet’s outings, Shows that you have seen, Quartet or Chorus news from around New England to: soundings.ed@gmail.com Good day gentlemen, If I may be so bold as to suggest that we also bring non perishable food items to donate to the cause. We have done so in the past and it has been noted that Downeasters make a difference in more ways than one. Thanks for your consideration. John Nielson's service was a very moving experience, I can't imagine anything else that John would have preferred. You sang with love and great emotion and you should all be very proud. Looking forward to seeing you perform in Saco Richard Roberge


Port City Sound, Five? Picture by Ryan Norfleet Port City Sound announced a pending change in personnel. Since Jack has decided to spend even more time on activities related to directing the chorus, he has also decided to cut back on his quartet participation next year. Stepping in as baritone will be Jim Curtis (who increases the average height of PCS by an inch or two‌)

Leadership Academy, Jan 7

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Gentlemen! The 2012 Leadership Academy/COTS is ready, and is almost here! The School is Jan 7, 2012, at Worcester State University (Yes, the school with the incredible cafeteria!). Course information, Hotel information, and Registration is now live on the NED website (www.nedistrict.org), or go direct to the information at http://www.nedistrict.org/index.cfm?page_id=197 Lots of good courses to make you a better Leader and your Chapter more prepared for 2012 and beyond! * President * Secretary * Treasurer * Director's Workshop * Membership/"Operation Harold Hill" Program * VP Music & Performance * Chapter Marketing & PR * YIH programs * Community Service Programs for the Chapter * Digital Tools For Growing Your Chapter or Quartet * Running a Successful Chapter Show/Cabaret * Chapter Fundraising Techniques * How to Get More Chapter and Quartet Gigs * Groupanizer And it's less expensive this year.. Tuition is only $40 for the day, plus meals, if you register before 12/31/11. It will be $50 thereafter. So take a look, Register and come to the school. It will be well worth the time and effort.


Feel free to call or email me if you have questions! In harmony, -Guy Guy Haas NED VP-CSLT ghaas@teameda.com

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Future Events: 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 Jan. 7 (Sat) What: 2012 NED Leadership Academy Where: Worcester State University Time: All Day Downeasters Leadership for 2011 Director

President

Jack Baggs (JBaggs1@roadrunner.com)

Bill Peterlein (bpeterlein@summitgeoeng.com)

(207) 892-5192 (home)

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

Webmaster

VP - Music and Performance

Larry Bean (Larry@TheNexxtLevel.biz)

Walt Dowling (GBandWD@gwi.net)

(888) 678-9866

(207) 934-5857 (home)

VP - Chap. Dvlpmnt, Mktg & PR

Secretary Dave Marstaller (DMars49@comcast.net) (207) 865-3731 (home) (207) 751-1339 (cell)

Treasurer

Chorus Manager

Larry Bean (Larry@TheNexxtLevel.biz)

Ryan Norfleet (rcfleet1@yahoo.com)

(888) 678-9866

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

Librarian

NED Rep for Maine

Dwight Pensiero (DPSings@roadrunner.com)

Dave Cole (DCole003@maine.rr.com)

(207) 353-3244 (home)

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


Board Member at Large

Board Member at Large

David Brown

Marshall Wagner (emwagner31@aol.com)

(207) 650-2454

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

"Soundings" Newsletter Editor

Past President

Bruce Sturgis (BStur1@gmail.com)

Ted Tracy (TandETracy@roadrunner.com)

(207) 784-1510 (home) (207) 312-3423 (cell) -Bruce Sturgis Soundings Editor email: soundings.ed@gmail.com Downeasters Barbershop Chorus www.downeasters.org

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

12/2/2011 Soundings Weekly  

The weekly newsletter of the Downeasters Barbershop Harmony Chorus.

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