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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: And away we go…

Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for United Methodist Church 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, Maine Monday February 10, 2014 7:00 warmup 7:15 Repertoire review The Way You Look Tonight I’m Gonna Live Til I Die (if time) 7:30 You Don’t Know Me This is a one-hour slot. We may have sectionals in this time frame. 8:30 break 8:40 Wonderful Day Medley 9:10 Cop on the Beat 9:30 Business

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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.                                                                                                                      

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!

8. HAVE  FUN 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 for the Music Library and other Downeasters Resources.

Upcoming: Singing Valentines 2/14. Sell, Sell, Sell…

*Port City Sound will be plugging the Downeasters singing valentines on Channel 13 at around 7:45 Friday (tomorrow) morning. Fred Moore

Jordan Travis coaching 2/28 (Fri), 3/1 (Sat). *Private Coaching Available 3/2 (Sun) *Contact George Feinberg for more information.

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:

Downeasters Board Of Directors Meeting Thursday February 20 7:00pm At United Methodist Church 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, Maine

Feb 20 (Thu) What: Downeasters BOD Meeting Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church Time: 7:00pm

Future Events: ………………………………………………………… ~ 2014 ~ Feb 20 (Thu) What: Downeasters BOD Meeting Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church Time: 7:00pm 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: 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 May 10 (Sat) What: Downeasters Annual Show Where: Yarmouth Performing Arts Center at Yarmouth High School Times: 7:00pm Showtime 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 Any Others? Send In Your Quartet News! Good Showing PCS A good effort and score by our own Port City Sound at the Midwinter Convention in Long Beach. Harmoniously, David Brown ` Thanks to the Downeasters for your support. We love you guys! I probably won't be at chapter meeting tonight while I recover from jet lag and too many late night tags, but we'll tell you all about the convention next week. The entire weekend was awesome! ~Fred Moore

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:

Royal River Chorus Show Special Guests The Average Joes Sunday February 9 at 3:00pm Scarborough High School Tickets: can be purchased at the Courtyard by Marriott in So. Portland or call our toll free number: 1-877-293-7464 (at the door upon availability) $10, $8 for seniors ($25 cap for families) ~Dave Sweet

From LiveWire:

Webcast replay showcases best barbershop on the planet Admittedly prone to superlatives, your trusty correspondent used up several bushels of kudos and clapped his hands raw watching the contests and shows at last week's Midwinter Convention at Long Beach. Would the twenty exciting youth choruses in the Festival have been enough? Certainly. And the estimable seniors quartets contest? No doubt. But then we started heaping on medalist after medalist quartet, and things went a bit off the hook. Time and time again, the audience leapt to its feet in the middle of sets, so delighted were they with the range of styles and superlative performances. Capping off the Friday show with the Masters Of Harmony, and the Saturday show with the Westminster Chorus --pure genius! When the 600-some youth singers joined Westminster for a finale, the entire room floated away in a cloud of barber-joy. Admittedly, no replay could possibly match the electricity of actually being present those nights, but you might want to hold onto a groundwire while watching, lest you be electrocuted. Details: Time is running out - view now!

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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 2014 President Granville Barrows <> Primary: (603) 553-3608 Secretary Dave Marstaller <> Primary: (207) 751-1339 Secondary: (207) 865-3731 Co-VP - Mktg & PR Miles Hunt <> Primary: (207) 653-8591 VP of Membership & Chapter Development Jim Johnston <> Primary (207) 619-7613 Secondary (207) 400-9760 Director Jack Baggs <> Primary: (207) 892-5192 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

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) 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

Librarian Dwight Pensiero <DJPensier Primary: (207) 353-3244

"Soundings" Newsletter Editor Bruce Sturgis <> Primary: (207) 312-3423 Secondary: (207) 784-1510

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2/7/2014 Soundings Weekly  

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