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Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for December 31, 2012 No Rehearsal December 31, 2012 We wish that everyone enjoys an Harmonious, Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

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New Music Schedule Downeasters, I'm sitting here waiting for the storm to arrive and decided not to wait for tomorrow just incase we lose power. As we all prepare for the new year of singing, we need to spend some time not only on the new music but also review the following songs. I NEVER KNEW MEDLEY, LOVE ME and WHO'LL TAKE MY PLACE WHEN I'M GONE. One or two of these songs might replace one or both of the new contest if they are not ready for the contest in March. We need to be prepared with a back up plan. The 2013 contest songs are: YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG and THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT. We have about ten weeks before the division contest so let spend some time each day on all the contest songs: new and old. Priscilla and I wish all of the Downeasters family: A HAPPY NEW YEAR. Jack  

Contest songs  

Downeasters, As you study the contest music for rehearsals, work on your part but also listen to the full mix to become familiar with the melody. This should help you learn the interpretation and breathing plan. At chorus rehearsal, each part will be sung in section and not all on the lead line. Bring a copy of each song to rehearsal, Jan 7th. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL. Jack    

Mark Your Calendars – Coaching Retreat Scheduled!

Coaching Retreat with Jordan Travis (Toronto Northern Lights) at the following times for the chorus-Friday Feb 22, 2013 from 7-9:30 Saturday Feb 23, 2013 from 10-3

Feb. 22 (Fri) What: Coaching Retreat with Jordan Travis Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm   Feb. 23 (Sat) What: Coaching Retreat with Jordan Travis Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm    

New Music Schedule                      Song                                                                                                      First  night  singing                                                  Off  the  music       You  Make  Me  Feel  So  Young                                              Jan.  7,  2013                                                                  Jan.  28,  2013       The  Way  You  Look  Tonight                                                    Jan.  7,  2013                                                                  Jan.  28,  2013       Crazy                                                                                                                                  Jan.  28,  2013                                                              Feb.  25,  2013 It has been decided that the chorus will not be learning or singing: LET THE REST OF THE WORLD GO BY. Contest songs: #1 YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG #2 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT

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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:

The Way You Look Tonight Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas, or as Exchange Street would say, Mele Kalikimaka Since we are learning "The Way You Look Tonight", I thought you might like to see the original with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (no dancing!!) from the 1936 movie "Swing Time". Here is the youtube link. Enjoy, Cy

You Make Me Feel So Young While we're at it, here is "You Make Me Feel So Young", our other contest song from the 1946 movie "Three Little Girls In Blue". It takes a little over a minute for Vera-Ellen and Charles Smith to start singing, so don't give up. It's also a very long dream sequence, so feel free to give up after about 3 minutes unless you are into long dream/dance sequences. Cy I heard that we will have some Noreasters blowing in to join us at the Installation Banguet! Ed.

Installation Banquet Jan. 26, 2013 at Val Halla Golf & Country Club in Cumberland There will be a cash bar, Happy Hour is 6:00PM to 7:00PM Dinner is served @ 7:00 PM

The menu is: 1) Bourbon Tenderloin Tips 2) Prime Rib 3) Baked Stuffed Haddock 4) 1/2 Garlic Roasted Chicken All dinners come with a salad w/dressing choice, rolls and butter, baked potato and veggie. Strawberry shortcake will be served for dessert. Vegetarian and dietary needs will be accommodated with advanced notice. The total per person will be $20.00, which includes tax and gratuity. Update: Each qualifying member will be paid for with one check from the Chapter. Any guests will be paid for at the door, to Carl, who would prefer a check if possible, made payable to the Downeasters. This will allow Carl to pay, via one check, the whole enchilada to the Val Halla folks. Curt Roberts has agreed to be the EmCee. Dave Cole, NED-VPE, will be doing the Installation. Any attending quartets are expected to sing. What else would they do.?? Questions or concerns, please e-mail: Larry Newth Marshall Wagner

'The Soundings' 50th Anniversary Issue. Here’s that link – Enjoy!

Future Events: Jan. 26 (Sat) What: Installation Banquet Where: Val Halla Golf & Country Club 60 Val Halla Road, Cumberland, ME 04021 Time: - 6:00pm: Happy Hour 7:00pm: Dinner Link: Feb. 22 (Fri) What: Coaching Retreat with Jordan Travis Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm Feb. 23 (Sat)

What: Coaching Retreat with Jordan Travis Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church Time: 10:00am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3:00pm May 18 (Sat) What: Kora Shrine Center Concert Where: 11 Sabattus Street, Lewiston,, Maine Time: To Be Announced Aug. 3 (Sat) What: Deertrees Theatre Concert Where: 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison, Maine Time: To Be Announced Link: Downeasters Leadership for 2012 President Granville Barrows <> Primary: (603) 553-3608 Secretary Dave Marstaller <> Primary: (207) 751-1339 Secondary: (207) 865-3731 VP - Music and Performance Walt Dowling <> Primary: (207) 934-5857 Co-VP of Membership & Chapter Development Cy Kendrick < Primary: (207) 449-8587 Secondary: (207) 729-5201 Board Member at Large Mike Soper <> Primary: (508) 517-1647 Secondary: (207) 730-5624 Director Jack Baggs <> Primary: (207) 892-5192 Webmaster Lawrence Bean <> Primary: (207) 283-0642 "Soundings" Newsletter Editor Bruce Sturgis <> Primary: (207) 312-3423 Secondary: (207) 784-1510

Bruce Sturgis Soundings Weekly Editor email: Downeasters Barbershop Chorus

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 Co-VP of Membership & Chapter Development David Brown <> Primary: (207) 650-2454 Board Member at Large Marshall Wagner <> Primary: (207) 232-1543 Chorus Manager 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

12/28/2012 Soundings Weekly  

The weekly newsletter of the Downeasters Barbershop Harmony Chorus

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