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And away we go… Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for United Methodist Church 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, Maine Monday, March 26, 2012 7:00-7:10

Welcome Warmup

7:10-7:40

Sectionals Almost Like Being In Love

7:40-7:55

Chorus Almost Like Being In Love

7:55-8:05

Break

8:05-8:30

Chorus When I Fall In Love Love Me

8:30-8:55

Business/Program

8:55-9:05

Break

9:05-10:00

Contest songs

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Notes of Interest …………………… Please send notes of your quartet’s outings, Shows that you have seen, Quartet or Chorus news from around New England to: soundings.ed@gmail.com


Open House for "Father" Wheeler on Sunday, March 25, YOU'RE INVITED All barbershoppers and spouses are invited to attend the Open House for "Father" Wheeler on Sunday, March 25, at the Falmouth American Legion Post. The Open House runs from 2 to 4. Dick who is in his 55th year of membership will be celebrating his 85th birthday. The American Legion Post is on Depot Road just off Route One across the road from the local library. Mar. 25 (Sun) th What: Richard Wheeler 85 Birthday Celebration Where: American Legion Post #164, 65 Depot Rd, Falmouth, Maine Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Marshall Wagner Presents Arnie Jordan with his 20 Year Pin

Portland Red Claws- Sunday, 3/18/2012


Greetings, Just a quick note to follow up and thank all of you who joined us at the Red Claws event. You did a great job and represented the Downeasters well!! Thank you and please take a look at the attached pictures or visit our Facebook page to see a video of our performance. A special thanks to Seth for helping to facilitate the event and for giving us the opportunity to "plug" our upcoming annual show. Enjoy!! Respectfully, Ryan Norfleet Begin forwarded message: From: Seth Shuman <SShuman@maineredclaws.com> Subject: Portland Downeasters Date: March 20, 2012 6:14:59 PM EDT To: "rcfleet1@yahoo.com" <rcfleet1@yahoo.com> https://redclaws.box.com/s/ 3c007a00b290eeb9c6f8 https://redclaws.box.com/s/ c35c66a6931c96b7f639 Hi Ryan, I hope the group enjoyed their time at the Red Claws Sunday, we certainly loved having you guys; Morgan our intern hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stopped talking about her serenading and our sound technician has formally requested to have you guys perform the anthem every game. Above are some pictures of the group that I thought youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d enjoy, and thank-you sincerely for sharing your voices with our fans, as always the group was a big hit. Looking forward to working with you all again next season and have a great spring/summer.


Sincerely, Seth Shuman Senior Account Executive & Director of Game Operations Maine Red Claws 413 Congress Street Portland, ME 04101 Office: (207) 210-6655 Fax: (207) 210-6659 email: sshuman@maineredclaws. com www.MaineRedClaws.com Group and Season Tickets are on sale now! Call (207) 210-6655 to become a member of Crustacean Nation!

FIRST NOTICE: ANNOUNCING: OLDE-TYMERS’ LUNCHES RESUME FOR 2012 MONDAY – APRIL 16 – 11:30 AM PAT’S PIZZA, YARMOUTH OK, guys, you have a month to get your acts together and totter on in to join Poobah Father Wheeler (85 years young on March 26) and the Over-The-Hill Gang for some rousing stories of yesteryear. Don’t forget your hearing aids!! Plenty of lies expected. But beware! Reminiscing is what turned Lot’s wife into a saline pile! OTHG membership open. Just declare yourself. No minimum age required. You don’t have to be as old as the four hoary but handsome gents in the Reny’s commercial. ;-] Other gatherings of the ancients will be scheduled for June, August, and October. RSVP NECESSARY!!!!!!!!!!!! (so Jessica, our lovely and forbearing server, can have the table set) To: Dick Wheeler: 773-1991 rwhe550515@aol.com Or: Humble Sidekick: 781-2597 wnewland@maine.rr.com April 16: (Mon) What: OLDE TYMERS’ APRIL LUNCH Where: Pat's Pizza in Yarmouth Time: 11:30am Please contact us no later than two days before.. WAYNE NEWTON wnewland@maine.rr.com DICK WHEELER rwhe550515@aol.com

ph. 781-2597 ph. 773-1991

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Here is the list of songs we will be singing in the Annual Show. May 12 (Sat) What: Downeasters Annual Show Where: Winslow Homer Auditorium, Scarborough High School Time: 7:00pm - One show - 7:00pm Almost Like Being In Love I Never Knew Medley Just In Time Love Me Once Upon A Time When I Fall In Love How Deep Is The Ocean? Come Fly With Me Lost In The Stars God Bless America

Here are some of the vitae concerning our Annual Show. Theme-Love Me Date-Saturday, May 12, 2012-Mother's Day Saturday Time-7:00 P. M.- One show Location-Scarborough High School Afterglow-UNO's Chicago Grille, Maine Mall Guest quartet-Average Joes

Future Events:


Mar. 25 (Sun) th What: Richard Wheeler 85 Birthday Celebration Where: American Legion Post #164, 65 Depot Rd, Falmouth, Maine Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm Apr. 13 - 14 (Fri, Sat) What: NED Eastern Regional Convention - Granite/Pine/Patriot Division Contests Where: Goffstown High School, 27 Wallace Road, Goffstown, NH 03045 Time: Friday Evening – Quartet Contest, Saturday - Chorus Contest Headquarters Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Link to the NED Contest Info web page: http://www.nedistrict.org/index.cfm?page_id=64 April 16: (Mon) What: OLDE TYMERS’ APRIL LUNCH Where: Pat's Pizza in Yarmouth Time: 11:30am Please contact us no later than two days before.. WAYNE NEWTON wnewland@maine.rr.com DICK WHEELER rwhe550515@aol.com

ph. 781-2597 ph. 773-1991

Apr. 27 - 29 (Fri, Sat, Sun) What: Harmony Inc Area 2 Convention Where: Laval, PQ Time: Fri Evening, Sat All Day, Sun Morning May 5 (Sat) What: Downeasters Maine Mall Performance Where: Maine Mall South Portland, Maine Time: 1:30PM – 2:30PM May 12 (Sat) What: Downeasters Annual Show Where: Winslow Homer Auditorium, Scarborough High School Time: 7:00pm - One show - 7:00pm What: AfterGlow Where: UNO's Chicago Grille, Maine Mall Time: After the Show Sep. 14 - 16 (Fri, Sat, Sun) What: New England Harmony Brigade Where: Central Massachusetts area Time: Fri 3:30pm, Sat All Day, Sun Breakfast Link to The New England Harmony Brigade website: http://www.nehb.net/ Sep. 15 (Sat) What: Camden Windjammer’s Annual Show Guest quartet to be announced Where: Rockport Opera House Time: 7:00pm

Downeasters Leadership for 2012 President Granville Barrows <GBisok@aol.com> Primary: (603) 553-3608 Secretary Dave Marstaller <DMars49@comcast.net>

Past President Bill Peterlein <BPeterlein@summitgeoeng.com> Primary: (207) 576-3313 Secondary: (207) 926-3054 Treasurer Carl Cappello <CCappell@maine.rr.com>


Primary: (207) 751-1339 Secondary: (207) 865-3731 VP - Music and Performance Walt Dowling <GBandWD@gwi.net> Primary: (207) 934-5857 Co-VP of Membership & Chapter Development Cy Kendrick <cykendrick@alumni.umass.edu. Primary: (207) 449-8587 Secondary: (207) 729-5201 Board Member at Large Mike Soper <gmichaelsoper@gmail.com> Primary: (508) 517-1647 Secondary: (207) 730-5624 Director Jack Baggs <JBaggs1@roadrunner.com> Primary: (207) 892-5192 Webmaster Lawrence Bean <Larry@TheNexxtLevel.biz> Primary: (888) 678-9866 "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) 829-2840 VP - Mktg & PR David Sweet <Sweetie@roadrunner.com> Primary: (207) 967-8553 Co-VP of Membership & Chapter Development David Brown <thirdson.david@gmail.com> Primary: (207) 650-2454 Board Member at Large Marshall Wagner <emwagner31@aol.com> Primary: (207) 232-1543 Secondary: (207) 657-6406 Chorus Manager Ryan Norfleet <RCFleet1@yahoo.com> Primary: (207) 253-9433 Secondary: (207) 510-1444 Librarian Dwight Pensiero <DJPensiero@gmail.com> Primary: (207) 353-3244 DVP of Membership Dave Cole <DaveCdvpm12@gmail.com> Primary: (207) 671-4730 Secondary: (207) 797-9618


3/23/2012 Soundings Weekly