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Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for United Methodist Church 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, Maine Monday February 24, 2014 7:00 warmup 7:15 The Way You Look Tonight 7:35 You Don’t Know Me 8:10 Cop on the Beat 8:30 Break 8:40 You Make Me Feel So Young 9:10 I Will Go Sailing No More 9:30 Business/Raffle/KTWWS Let’s get ready for a great retreat with Jordan Travis next weekend! ************************************************** *************************


Future Rehearsal Schedules ************************************************** **************************

Our Mission: "We will PERFORM a PERSONAL story with INTUNE, CLEAN, IN SYNC sound that has a FRESH, NATURAL, EMOTIONAL energy and EXCITEMENT that shows an INTENSITY and EXTREME VARIETY of DYNAMIC INVOLVEMENT." Downeasters  Chorus  Pillars  of  Success                  Established   2013 As  members  of  the  Downeasters  Chorus,  the  following  Pillars  of   Success  are  our  guiding  principles.                                                                                                                      

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 7.  Expect  to  Grow!


New Year, New Music New Music off the paper dates (note that these are not in order of introduction): 2/3/14 You Don’t Know Me 2/24/14 Cop on the Beat 3/3/14 Wonderful Day Medley These are going to be great additions to our repertoire. The tracks and sheets for these are on the web site. Visit the Members Only Section of www.downeasters.org for the Music Library and other Downeasters Resources.

Upcoming: Feb. 28-Mar 1 (Fri-Sat) What: Jordan Travis Coaching Retreat Weekend Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church, Cumberland Times: Fri: TBA Sat: TBA Jordan’s website: http://www.TheCompleteSinger.ca/

Preparing for retreat with Jordan Travis Downeasters and Guest, Preparing for the retreat on Friday Feb.28/Mar.1st.: 1. Review contest music: YOU DON'T KNOW ME, THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT and YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG 2. Review show music: ANYTIME AT ALL, I WILL GO SAILING NO MORE, I'M GONNA LIVE TILL I DIE, LOVE ME, TEDDY BEAR, THE COP ON THE BEAT and WONDERFUL DAY MEDLEY Not sure which songs we will work on at the retreat. 3. The retreat is about becoming better performers on all our music. All members of the chorus are encourage to attend whether you plan on competing or not. Guest who are planning to become members or in the process of


becoming members are welcome and encourage to attend. Other guest are welcome to both the sessions. 4. Saturdays lunch is provided by the chorus. Looking forward to seeing all on Feb.28/Mar.1st. Jack

Future Events: ………………………………………………………… ~ 2014 ~ Feb. 28-Mar 1 (Fri-Sat) What: Jordan Travis Coaching Retreat Weekend Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church, Cumberland Times: Fri: TBA Sat: TBA Jordan’s website: http://www.TheCompleteSinger.ca/ Mar. 12 (Wed) What: University of Maine Singers at the First Parish Congregational Church Where: Congregational Church, 12 Beach St. Saco, Maine Time: 7:00 PM Apr. 4-5 (Fri-Sat) What: Granite and Pine/Patriot Division Contest Where:(Nashua, NH) Hollis/Brookline High School 24 Cavalier Ct, Hollis, NH 03049 Times: TBD http://www.nedistrict.org/index.cfm?page_id=69 Apr. 25-27 (Fri-Sun) What: Harmony Inc Area 2 Convention Where: Portland ME Times: TBA May 10 (Sat)


What: Downeasters Annual Show Where: Yarmouth Performing Arts Center at Yarmouth High School Times: 7:00pm Showtime AfterGlow: AMVETS Post #2 in Yarmouth More information to follow Jun. 29-Jul. 6 (Sun – Sun) What: BHS International Convention Where: MGM Grand Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV Link: http://www.barbershopconvention.com/vegas Sep 5 (Fri) What: Two Performances Where: Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Foundation 371 Sawyer Road Greene, Maine 04236 Times: 2:00pm & 7:00pm Link: http://www.sawyer-foundation.com/about.html Sep 6 (Sat) What: Brunswick Noreasters Annual Show Guest Quartet: Exchange Street Where: United Methodist Church in Brunswick Times: 7:00pm Showtime Sep 13 (Sat) What: Camden Windjammers Annual Show Guest Quartet: T.B.A. Where: Rockport Opera House Times: 7:00pm Showtime 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 Any Others? Send In Your Quartet News! Exchange Street recently accepted an offer to headline the Brunswick show on September 6th. We are asking all of the Downeasters to mark this on your calendars, not only to support one of your chapter quartets, but to support the Brunswick chapter and Kathy. Kathy does an awful lot with our chorus and often brings other chapter members to our shows, installation banquets, etc. So, here is ample heads up to add this show to your calendar.

Sep 6 (Sat) What: Brunswick Noreasters Annual Show Guest Quartet: Exchange Street Where: United Methodist Church in Brunswick Times: 7:00pm Showtime We hope to see y'all there cheering loud and partying with us after at the afterglow... ~Miles

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 The University of Maine Singers at the First Parish Congregational Church


The University of Maine Singers, seventy-two voices strong, on tour under the direction of Dr. Dennis Cox, are coming to the First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach St. Saco, Maine on Wednesday, March 12 for a concert at 7:00 PM. The University Singers will be joined by the Thornton Academy Chamber Singers under the direction of Catherine Murray. TA will sing two pieces to open the program. The public is cordially invited to attend this special event. There is no admission charge, but donations will be gladly accepted.

Mar. 12 (Wed) What: University of Maine Singers at the First Parish Congregational Church Where: Congregational Church, 12 Beach St. Saco, Maine Time: 7:00 PM Annual Show Afterglow Once again the afterglow will be held at the AMVETS Post #2 in Yarmouth immediately following the annual show. There will be food, not a sit down dinner, and fun for all. The price per person has yet to be determined but should not be a deterrent. More information to follow... Larry Newth From LiveWire:

Ragtime Gals kick off Fallon's run on Tonight Show Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2LiFsdrXF4&feature=youtu.be Props to Jimmy Fallon for heading straight to comedy gold on his second night as host of NBC's Tonight Show, with a stirring cover of R. Kelly's "Ignition." It's not strictly barbershop, not safe for work, and not likely to appear on a


contest stage -- and it's great for public awareness. Make use of it: next time someone says, "Barbershop? You mean like Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, or that R. Kelly number? That was funny!" say, "Yes--barbershop! Great fun to sing!" Then sing with him. Don't defend, don't accuse--sing. LiveWire is the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Weekly Newsletter Have you signed up for LiveWire yet? Link: LiveWire to Sign up and Back Issues

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 2014 President Granville Barrows <GBisok@aol.com> Primary: (603) 553-3608 Secretary Dave Marstaller <DMars49@comcast.net> Primary: (207) 751-1339 Secondary: (207) 865-3731 Co-VP - Mktg & PR Miles Hunt <miles@dowslawoffice.com> Primary: (207) 653-8591 VP of Membership & Chapter Development Jim Johnston <jimjohnston@maine.rr.com>

Past President Bill Peterlein <BPeterlein@s Primary: (207) 576-3313 Sec Treasurer Carl Cappello <CCappello@ Primary: (207) 899-2200 Co-VP - Mktg & PR Ryan Norfleet <RCFleet1@y Primary: (207) 253-9433 Sec VP - Music and Performan George Feinberg <gmfeinbe


Primary (207) 619-7613 Secondary (207) 400-9760 Director Jack Baggs <JBaggs1@roadrunner.com> Primary: (207) 892-5192 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

Primary: (207) 615-3748 Board Member at Large Joe Grant <joe.grant@alere. Primary: (207) 232-9759 Board Member at Large Wally Dupessie <wduples020 Primary: (207) 892-3779

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