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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:

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Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for United Methodist Church 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, Maine Monday December 23, 2013

No Rehearsal & Monday December 30, 2013

No Rehearsal

Wishing everyone a Joyous and Merry Christmas along with a Harmonious, Prosperous and Happy New Year! 2 Week Hiatus for Chorus Rehearsal Rehearsals will start up on January 6, 2014

1 Week Hiatus for The Soundings Weekly The Soundings will not be sent next week, 12/27/2013 and will return on 1/3/2014 with the Rehearsal Schedules for the New Year! *************************************************************** ************

Future 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.  

7. Expect  to  Grow!   8.  HAVE  FUN     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  

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." Visit the Members Only Section of for the Music Library and other Downeasters Resources.

September Show Date Announcement: Friday September 5, 2014 Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Foundation Greene, ME Performance at 2pm and at 7pm Link: Sep.. 5 (Fri) What: Two Performances Where: Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Foundation 371 Sawyer Road Greene, Maine 04236 Times: 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Future Events: ………………………………………………………… ~ 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 - … **For members, there is no cost to attend. For guests, non-members, the cost is $20 per person and that includes tax and tip 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: Sep.. 5 (Fri) What: Two Performances Where: Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Foundation 371 Sawyer Road Greene, Maine 04236 Times: 2:00pm & 7:00pm Link: 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:

IN MEMORIAM by Dick Wheeler Former member Jim Ledoux died on this past Sunday at the age of 69. Jim was originally a member of the Nashua Chapter, but moved to this area and transferred his membership to the Portland Chapter. In 1976 he lost an election for chapter president. In 2000 he entered the ministry and served several parishes in Maine and St. Petersburg, FL until his death. He took part in relief efforts in Haiti and Venezuela. Jim was also active in the Boy Scouts, the Masons, and local fire departments.

TRUMC Benefit Concert The Church counted and the final number is $1424!!! They were very pleased and want me to extend a very gracious thank you and Merry Christmas! Note below from Tama Spoerri (who assisted in running the event...) ~Miles "Miles: Kerry  and  Kathy  Richards  counted  the  $  from  last  night  -­‐  $1424  (  I  believe  Kathy  was  going  to  deposit  at   the  bank  today)–  and  after  the  final  concessions  I  put  another  $4  in  the  offering  plate    -­‐  so  a  fabulous   show!    Many  thanks  to  the  whole  chorus  –  it  was  so  entertaining  –  everyone  leaving  were  in  such  the   Christmas  spirit!         From  my  perspective  it  was  a  total  success!   Thanks  again  and  Merry  Christmas! T"

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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.

Downeasters Leadership for 2013 President Granville Barrows <> Primary: (603) 553-3608 Secretary Dave Marstaller <> Primary: (207) 751-1339 Secondary: (207) 865-3731 VP - Music and Performance Miles Hunt <> Primary: (207) 653-8591 VP of Membership & Chapter Development Jim Johnston <> Primary: (207) 619-7613 Secondary: (207) 400-9760 Board Member at Large Mike Soper <> Primary: (207) 318-7454 Secondary: (207) 730-5624 Chorus Manager Chris Howard <> Primary: (201) 893-1173 Webmaster Lawrence Dodge <> Primary: (207) 358-0642 "Soundings" Newsletter Editor Bruce Sturgis <> Primary: (207) 312-3423 Secondary: (207) 784-1510

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Past President Bill Peterlein <> Primary: (207) 576-3313 Secondary: (207) 926-3054 Treasurer Carl Cappello <> Primary: (207) 899-2200 VP - Mktg & PR David Sweet <> Primary: (207) 967-8553 Director Jack Baggs <> Primary: (207) 892-5192 Board Member at Large Marshall Wagner <> Primary: (207) 232-1543 Board Member at Large Ryan Norfleet <> Primary: (207) 253-9433 Secondary: (207) 510-1444 Librarian Dwight Pensiero <> Primary: (207) 353-3244 DVP of Events Dave Cole <> Primary: (207) 671-4730 Secondary: (207) 797-9618

12/20/2013 Soundings Weekly  

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

12/20/2013 Soundings Weekly  

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