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Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for United Methodist Church 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, Maine Monday March 18, 2013 It will be a light schedule and ending early to party at Pats. All invited!!!

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Interchapter Meeting in Augusta Monday March 25 Where: Jewett Auditorium @ UMA, University Drive, University of Maine at Augusta, ME 04330,+me&bav=on.2,o r.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.43148975,d.dmg&biw=1600&bih=718&wrapid=tlif13624 9343868710&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl 1.) Take 95 North to Exit 112A (I believe) 2.) Take a right onto Civic Center Drive and drive by ACC 3.) Continue on New Belgrade Road (Route 27/Route 8) by Townsend Road/Community Drive intersection (You will also pass a Sam's Italian Foods) 4.) Take your next right onto University Drive 5.) You will come to a T-intersection--take a left onto Jewett/University Drive and park in that lot Wear: Please wear your new Downeaster shirts to this event. *************************************************************************** ****

Membership card Downeasters,

Please make sure you have your society MEMBERSHIP CARD with you. They will check everyones’ before we go on stage. Also check both Fred and George e-mails. I'll see everyone Saturday in our dressing room at 9:00 A.M. Rest up well on Friday. Jack Chorus Outfit Tuxedo, plain colored shirts, long black tie, black vest, black socks and shoes. Wear your RED Downeasters shirt (the new one) on the Saturday of the convention.

Northeastern District Eastern Regional Contests Granite & Pine / Patriot Divisions Quartet & Chorus Contests International Preliminary Quartet Contest

Friday & Saturday -- March 15 and 16, 2013 McCarthy Middle School 250 North Road - Chelmsford, MA 01824 Link For More Information:

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (v.2 - 3/13/2013 - likely subject to revision)

Spring 2013 - Eastern Regional Contest Granite & Pine / Patriot Divisions & International Quartet Prelims Location of Events : MMS - McCarthy Middle School, Chelmsford, MA HQH - Courtyard by Marriott, Billerica, MA * - time is approximate based on previous event duration 1. Friday, March 15 - Quartet Contests 12:00 PM - Pick-Up & On-Site Registrations @ HQ Hotel (to 2 PM) 4:00 PM - Registration opens at school (to 7 PM) 4:00 PM - School opens to competitors 5:30 PM - School Auditorium opens for seating 6:00 PM - Int'l Prelims Quartet Semi-Finals and Granite & Pine and Patriot Div. Quartet Contests

10:45 PM - *Announcements, Contest Results (time approx.) 11:15 PM - *Quartet Evals (non-finalist) @ Hotel (HQH) 2. Saturday, March 16 - Chorus & VLQ Contests 8:00 AM - Registration opens at school (to 2 PM) 8:00 AM - School opens to competitors 9:30 AM - School Auditorium opens for seating 10:00 AM - Granite Pine / Patriot Division Chorus & VLQ Contest 12 noon - *Intermission/Lunch 1:00 PM - *Announcements & Chorus Contest Results 1:30 PM - *Chorus Evals - in/at the school 3. Saturday, March 16 - Quartet Finals Contest 6:00 PM - Registration opens at school (GHS - to 7:30 PM) 6:00 PM - School opens to competitors 6:30 PM - School Auditorium opens for seating 7:00 PM - International Prelim Quartet Finals Contest 8:30 PM - Guest Quartets performances 9:00 PM - *Announcements & Quartet Contest Results 9:30 PM - (??) Chordatorium/Afterglow - Hotel Lounge 10:00 PM - Quartet Finalists Evals at Hotel

Granite & Pine / Patriot / Prelims QUARTET CONTEST (Friday PM) OOA: (posted 3/9 - 12:30 PM v.5) M T 1



Slightly Worn


Heart's Accord


New Perspective


After Five Four




The Essex County 4


Sonic Fource


9 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 4 1 5 1 6 1 7 1 8 1 9 2 0 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 4 2 5 2 6 2 7 2 8

REWIND! Port City Sound Clef Hangers of Hanover Great Expectations Grundy's Magic Shop Buzz Cut Vital Signs Inside Track Fast Track Portuguese Water Dogs Exchange Street Bygone Days Trade Secret Back Bay Four

G& P G& P G& P G& P PA T PA T G& P G& P G& P PA T G& P PA T PA T G& P

Average Joes Super 8 Swanee's Legacy Downtown Crossing Beast Mode Levity Longevity



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(posted 3/6/2013 - v.2) NED

Youth Workshop Chorus

*Hartford, CT

Insurance City Chorus

Beverly, MA


Nashua, NH

Granite Statesmen

Concord, NH

Concord Coachmen

Portland, ME

Downeasters Chorus

Lowell, MA

Gentlemen Songsters

Fall River, MA

G-20 Chorus

Providence, RI Worcester, MA Hanover, NH

Narragansett Bay Chorus Men of Song North Country Chordsmen


*VPC&J allowed Out of Division competitor.

Here is the YouTube link to the Downeasters Contest run-through 3/4/13. -Jay Wiley

Presentation Plans The written Presentation Plans for "The Way You Look Tonight" and "You Make Me Feel So Young" are now available in the Member's Only Library. These are "living" documents. They will be updated as necessary if changes need to be made, and the revision date at the top will be changed. Contest songs: #1 YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG

#2 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Visit the Members Only Section of for the Music Library and other Downeasters Resources.

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:

Apr. 7 (Sun) What: Music In The Air Concert Concert to Benefit WYAR – 88.3 Where: Yarmouth High School Times: 3:00 pm

Downeasters: Just a reminder about the concert to benefit WYAR – 88.3 on which BACK BAY FOUR, EXCHANGE STREET, and PORT CITY SOUND are performing. In addition to their individual songs, they will be combining into a VLQ singing LOVE ME. They will also have opportunity to gladden the hearts of the audience before, at Intermission, and after the show. Also appearing will be the Greater Freeport Community Chorus, professional master banjoist Peter Mezoian, and the Royal River Chorus of Sweet Adelines, Int’l. A great time will be had by all. YARMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL – SUNDAY, APRIL 7 – 3:00 pm. As I described at the Chapter Meeting last week, you may order tickets from me at $10 each, with $2.50 returning to the Downeasters’ Angel Fund in appreciation of the support and participation by the quartets. Send checks to me: 417 Middle Rd. Falmouth, ME 04105. Please come out to enjoy an afternoon of “MUSIC IN THE AIR” – while supporting your quartets, the Chapter and WYAR. In harmony, win Wayne Newland

Couple of things.... First off...BEST OF LUCK to the DOWNEASTERS at DIVISION CHORUS COMPETITION this weekend. Secondly, some of the guys may be interested in hearing that one of our former Downeasters, Carl Lerman, had a serious fall and will be spending the rest of this month at the CEDARS on Ocean Avenue in Portland recuperating... Carl had a fractured neck as a result of the fall... I visited him once over there and I'm sure it would do him good to get a card or a phone call or a visit from some of the Downeasters. Carl still gets a 'spark' whenever Barbershop is sung or discussed. Again, 'BEST OF LUCK' to the Downeasters in Chelmsford this weekend. Ed Headley

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

Future Events: Mar. 15-17 (Fri - Sun) What: Granite and Pine Division Contest Where: Chelmsford Middle School 250 North Road Chelmsford, MA 01824 Times: TBA Mar. 25 (Mon) What: InterChapter Meeting in Augusta Where: Jewett Hall, University of Maine in Augusta Time: 7:00pm Apr. 7 (Sun) What: Music In The Air Concert Concert to Benefit WYAR – 88.3 Where: Yarmouth High School Times: 3:00 pm Apr. 17 (Wed) What: Beverly Bash Where: Beverly, MA, exact location: TBA Times: TBA Apr. 20 (Sat) What: Bangor's Annual Show Where: location: TBA Times: TBA

Apr. 22 (Mon) What: Coaching Rehearsal Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church Time: 7:00pm Apr. 26-28 (Fri-Sun) What: Harmony Inc Area 2 Contests Where: Leominster, MA Times: TBA May 4 (Sat) What: Downeasters Annual Show Where: Yarmouth High School Performing Arts Center, Yarmouth, Maine Time: 7:00pm May 18 (Sat) What: Kora Shrine Center Concert Where: 11 Sabattus Street, Lewiston,, Maine Time: To Be Announced May. 20 (Mon) What: Coaching Rehearsal Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church Time: 7:00pm Jun. 10 (Mon) What: Coaching Rehearsal Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church Time: 7:00pm Jul. 29 (Mon) What: Coaching Rehearsal Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church Time: 7:00pm Aug. 3 (Sat) What: Deertrees Theatre Concert Where: 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison, Maine Time: To Be Announced Link: Aug. 23 (Fri) What: Coaching Retreat Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm Aug. 24 (Sat) What: Coaching Retreat Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Aug. 26 (Fri) What: Carry Over Retreat Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church Time: 7:00pm Sep. 20-22 (Fri - Sun) What: New England Harmony Brigade Extreme Quartetting Weekend Cost: $285 Total, $140 due with Application The Big Saturday Night Show (Public Invited) Sat. 7:00pm Where: Marlborough, Mass For more info: Sep. 21 (Sat) What: Windjammers Annual Show Where: Rockport Opera House, Rockport Times: 7:00pm Sep. 23 (Mon) What: Coaching Rehearsal Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church Time: 7:00pm Sep. 28 (Sat) What: Noreasters Annual Show Where: Methodist Church, Church Rd. Brunswick Times: 7:00pm Oct. 18-20 (Fri - Sun) What: Fall NED District Convention/Contest Where: Westbrook Performing Arts Ctr. 471-Stroudwater Street Westbrook, Maine 04092 Times: TBA Nov. 13-17 (Wed-Sun) What: Harmony Inc International Convention Where: Windsor, ONT. Times: TBA

Downeasters Leadership for 2013 President Granville Barrows <> Primary: (603) 553-3608 Secretary Dave Marstaller <> Primary: (207) 751-1339 Secondary: (207) 865-3731 VP - Music and Performance

Past President Bill Peterlein <> Primary: (207) 576-3313 Secondary: (207) 926-3054 Treasurer Carl Cappello <> Primary: (207) 899-2200 VP - Mktg & PR

Miles Hunt <> Primary: (207) 653-8591 VP of Membership & Chapter Development Jim Johnston <> Primary: (774) 233-0517 Secondary: (845) 264-4583 Board Member at Large Mike Soper <> Primary: (207) 318-7454 Secondary: (207) 730-5624 Chorus Manager

David Sweet <> Primary: (207) 967-8553 Director Jack Baggs <> Primary: (207) 892-5192 Board Member at Large Marshall Wagner <> Primary: (207) 232-1543

Webmaster Lawrence Bean <> Primary: (207) 283-0642 "Soundings" Newsletter Editor Bruce Sturgis <> Primary: (207) 312-3423 Secondary: (207) 784-1510

Librarian Dwight Pensiero <> Primary: (207) 353-3244 DVP of Events Dave Cole <> Primary: (207) 671-4730 Secondary: (207) 797-9618

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3/15/2013 Soundings Weekly  
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