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The Downeasters Soundings Weekly is a weekly email newsletter of the Downeasters Barbershop Harmony Chorus. Send any Barbershopping news, Chorus news, Quartet news, 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.

And away we go… Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for Monday, February 7, 2011 7:00-7:25

Chattanooga Choo Choo


Sectionals-Chattanooga Choo Choo Parts




Craft-I’ll Be Seeing You-Singing through phrases to real, or implied rests


Chorus repertoire I’ll Be Seeing You Almost Like Being In Love






Competition Chorus

Schedule for Introduction of New Music For 2011 Jan. 3, 2011 Jan. 17, 2011 Feb. 7, 2011 Feb. 28, 2011 March 21, 2011 April 11, 2011 April 25, 2011

I’ll Be Seeing You Almost Like Being In Love Chattanooga Choo Choo How Deep Is The Ocean I Found A Million Dollar Baby Come Fly With Me The Little Drummer Boy

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On Monday, January 31, 2011, members present voted overwhelmingly to approve the plan developed by, previously approved by, the Board of Directors. Members of the Music Leadership Team wish to thank chorus members for their support of efforts to improve chorus rehearsal life. Walt

... from Public Relations & Marketing 1. Have you signed up for "SINGING VALENTINES" ? Needs to be done ASAP !!!! 2. How many SINGING VALENTINES have you called - in to Scott ? What about AD's for the Yearbook ? 3. Our first "GUEST NIGHT" is coming in late February - please find one man to bring with you - let's make this a "Major Happening" for our Chapter !! Thanks, Gerry

Notes of Interest….

Please send in any news of interest about Barbershoppers, near or far, notes about your quartets’ singouts, or local chapter shows‌

Treasurer Needed By Larry Bean Downeasters, I am announcing my intention to retire as Treasurer at the close of this calendar year. I will not be submitting my name for the officer's slate for the 2012 calendar year. I believe it would be better for you as the new treasurer to have a thorough understanding of how things work before you are asked to assume the duties, rather than to be thrust into the role. If you step up to the plate now to be the new treasurer for next year, you will get a year's worth of training and will feel completely comfortable by the time it becomes officially yours. Your training will start by spending a day with me (soon) doing the 2010 calendar year taxes, which will give you a thorough understanding of the scope of the Downeasters income and expenditures and how to fill out the forms. It will continue by setting up an environment where you will be able to track all finances in Quicken for the remainder of the year, simply by mirroring what I do and asking clarifying questions when needed. At Clam Festival time you will meet with me and each of the officers to go through the fiscal year budget creation process, learn how to set up the new budget year in Quicken, and continue to mirror the inflows and outflows. By next January it should be second nature. I will do the 2011 taxes with you, and still be available as a resource when help or guidance is needed. Please do not hesitate, reply directly to me ( with your interest. Thank you!

Future Events: Feb 21, 2011 What: Coaching Retreat with Steve Tramack Type: Downeasters-only event (all members invited) Where: Harrison Middle School, Yarmouth, ME Time: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM March 18-19 (Fri & Sat) What: Granite/Pine and Patriot Division Competition Type: Barbershop competition (public welcome) Where: Lincoln, RI (exact venue TBD) May 14, 2011 (Sat) What: Downeasters Annual Concert, featuring Scollay Square Quartet Type: Public performance Where: Winslow Homer Auditorium, Scarborough High School, 20 Gorham Road, Scarborough, ME April, June, August, October Old-Timers' Luncheons (dates to be announced) Sept. 11, 2011 (Sun. -- 2:00 p.m.) 9-11 Commemoration, American Legion Post 164, Falmouth

Downeasters Leadership for 2011 Director


Jack Baggs (

Bill Peterlein (

(207) 892-5192 (home)

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


VP - Music and Performance

Tom Liebert (

Walt Dowling (

(603) 812-6777 (cell)

(207) 934-5857 (home)

VP - Chap. Dvlpmnt, Mktg & PR


Gerry Barnicle (

Dave Marstaller (

(207) 797-4627 (home)

(207) 865-3731 (home) (207) 751-1339 (cell)


Chorus Manager

Larry Bean (

Ryan Norfleet (

(888) 678-9866

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


NED Rep for Maine

Dwight Pensiero (

Dave Cole (

(207) 353-3244 (home)

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

Board Member at Large David Brown (888) 678-9866

Board Member at Large (Currently vacant)

"Soundings" Newsletter Editor

Past President

Bruce Sturgis (

Ted Tracy (

(207) 784-1510 (home) (207) 312-3423 (cell)

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

-Bruce Sturgis Soundings Editor email: Downeasters Barbershop Chorus


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