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Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for United Methodist Church 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, Maine Monday March 3, 2014 7:00 warmup 7:15 repertoire review Love Me 7:30 You Don’t Know Me 8:00 repertoire review I’m Gonna Live Til I Die Teddy Bear 8:30 Break 8:45 Anytime 9:00 Wonderful Day Medley 9:30 Business/Raffle/KTWWS *************************************************************** ************
Future Rehearsal Schedules *************************************************************** *************
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." 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.
Jordan Travis coaching 2/28 (Fri), 3/1 (Sat). Feb. 28-Mar 1 (Fri-Sat) What: Jordan Travis Coaching Retreat Weekend Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church, Cumberland Times: Fri: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Arrive early to help with the risers! Sat: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm -> includes lunch (thanks, Arne!). A special treat at lunch is
small pies for sale from Brenda Dowling! Do not arrive before 10:00 am because of prior church meeting.
I’m sure everyone has been busily reviewing music and choreography this week! Even if you think you have 100% of the notes for songs we’ve done a while, a single listen with the track and the sheet music in front of you may be enlightening! We all forget things (well, except for Miles). Make sure you are hydrated and ready to go tomorrow night at 7. I think it’ll be in the Soundings but the overall schedule is, at the church: Friday 7-10 Sat 10-3, includes lunch (thanks, Arne!). A special treat at lunch is small pies for sale from Brenda Dowling! Arrive early to be ready to go right at 7 tomorrow. Saturday, *don’t* arrive before 10 to allow for the earlier meeting at the church to end. It’s going to be a great weekend! George
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: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Arrive early to help with the risers! Sat: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm -> includes lunch (thanks, Arne!). A special treat at lunch is
small pies for sale from Brenda Dowling! Do not arrive before 10:00 am because of prior church meeting. 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 May 18 (Sun) What: Raymond Village Community Church Show Where: Raymond, Maine Time: 3:00pm Showtime 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
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OBITUARY DEPARTMENT by Dick Wheeler Sarah "Sally" Davis, widow of the late Phil Davis, died on February 20 in Saco, just one day short of her 87th birthday.
More Downeasters Annual Show Info
Emcee – Curt Dale Clark -‐ Artistic Director and actor for Maine State Music Theater Guest Quartet – Downtown Crossings Guest Performer – North Yarmouth Academy vocal ensemble (not sure the details yet) Theme: “Let’s Put On a Show!” Loosely based on the old Mickey Rooney-‐Judy Garland theme of someone has this great idea for a show and rallies the troops to put it on. Jay 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
You have received the Evite Invitation, Here is the Show Listing May 18 (Sun) What: Raymond Village Community Church Show Where: Raymond, Maine Time: 3:00pm Showtime Downeasters Annual Show
The Westminster Journey to ACDA: Barbershop in the Choral Community Our partnership with the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) continues to expand ways that music professionals see and hear quality barbershop. On February 20, 2014, the Westminster Chorus opened the ACDA Western Conference meeting with a spectacular performance that brought the crowd to its feet in a thunderous ovation. Shawn York captured the story in this incredible video: The Westminster Journey to ACDA: Barbershop in the Choral Community. 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Primary: (207) 653-8591 VP of Membership & Chapter Development Jim Johnston <email@example.com> Primary (207) 619-7613 Secondary (207) 400-9760 Director Jack Baggs <JBaggs1@roadrunner.com> Primary: (207) 892-5192 Board Member at Large Mike Soper <firstname.lastname@example.org> Primary: (207) 318-7454 Secondary: (207) 730-5624 Chorus Manager Chris Howard <email@example.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
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