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And away we go… Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for United Methodist Church 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, Maine Monday, April 30, 2012 7:00-7:10

Welcome Warm up


Sectionals Love Me Almost Like Being In Love-Introduction




Chorus Love Me Almost Like Being In Love






Chorus Annual Show


Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda For The Following Week Monday, May 7, 2012 7:00-7:10

Welcome Warm up


Sectionals-Song(s) as needed


Chorus Annual Show




“Out of the Box”






Chorus Annual Show


In a Couple of Weeks Chapter Members Will Be Voting on This The below request from Miles for approval of changes to our bylaws is one of the necessary steps to complete our name change and domicile change. The main reason this was done was to protect our place at the Clam Festival, our major source of income.

I put forth to the Board revised changes to the chapter bylaws consistent with the recent changes to our name and registered agent with the Secretary of State. Thank you. 1.)

I propose that "Portland" be changed to "Yarmouth" in the heading to the bylaws.

2.) I propose that Article I, Section 1.01 "Name; organization" be struck in its entirety and replaced with the following new Section 1.01 in lieu thereof: "1.01 Name; organization The name of this organization shall be "The Downeasters" (hereinafter called the "chapter") of the Barbershop Harmony Society, Incorporated. The chapter is organized and exists pursuant to the provisions of Article III of the bylaws of the Barbershop Harmony Society, Incorporated, a not-for-profit corporation (hereinafter called the "Society")." Thank you. Miles C. Hunt, Esq. Dow's Law Office, P.A. P.O. Box 349 266 Main Street Norway, ME 04268

Jerry wins the 50/50 Jackpot

Photo By: Ryan Norfleet

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:

The Nor’Easters Annual Show Announcement Sep. 29 (Sat) What: The Nor’Easters Annual Show Guest quartet to be announced Where: Methodist Church, Church Rd, Brunswick Time: 7:00pm

Videos of the Week

As I was looking at our Annual Show Poster I saw Kirk Young of the Average Joes. Which made me think of another quartet that Kirk sang in, with Chris Peterson, Michael Martin and Larry Bean, The Management! They started with Jim Fortin as Bass, who decided to leave and was replaced with Kirk. In fact, the first competition I was in, I remember that they were rushing to get Kirk’s Society Membership to him before they sang... I thought of how entertaining they always were, and the first time I saw them. My Dad and Mom took me to see them and they were amazing. I remember during the Mills Brothers Medley when they sang ‘Cab driver, once more around the block’, they were standing as if they were in the cab and leaning into the turn… Their first, self-titled CD is available on iTunes and is really worth downloading. I searched on YouTube and found that there were 5 videos posted by TheDodgegirlie... It looks like the videos are from the last time we saw them perform at our 60th Annual show and AfterGlo in 2009. There is so much more that could be said about these guys who are the only quartet to receive the NED Barbershopper of the Year Award! The Management quartet singing: Baritone Blues The Auctioneer Lullaby I Can Dream, Can't I Day Dreamin' Enjoy, Bruce Sturgis

Interest in forming a Competition Quartet ?? Seeking a Lead, Tenor, and Baritone to join me in forming up a new competition quartet to compete in SPRING 2013 Granite/Pine Division Contest. I also intend to have the quartet sing old hymns of the church {(circa 1870 - 1935) re-arranged in Barbershop-style or at least in four -part arranged male voicing} at church services, nursing homes, Maine Veterans Home and the like as part of our BHS community service throughout the calendar year. Interested gentlemen should contact me at or phone (207) 773-9766. Thank you for your consideration. Best Regards, Ed Headley Bass Frank Thorne Chapter


Annual Show Song List Love Me Almost Like Being in Love

When I Fall in Love Come Fly With Me How Deep is the Ocean Once Upon a Time Just in time I Never Knew 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: Apr. 27 - 29 (Fri, Sat, Sun) What: Harmony Inc Area 2 Convention Where: Laval, PQ Time: Fri Evening, Sat All Day, Sun Morning 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 Jul. 10 (Tue) What: A night of Harmony with The Downeasters & The Royal River Chorus Where: Seaside Pavilion - Old Orchard Beach Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm 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: Sep. 15 (Sat) What: Camden Windjammer’s Annual Show Guest quartet to be announced Where: Rockport Opera House Time: 7:00pm Sep. 29 (Sat) What: The Nor’Easters Annual Show Guest quartet to be announced Where: Methodist Church, Church Rd, Brunswick Time: 7:00pm Nov. 10 (Sat) What: Wounded Heroes Benefit Performance

Where: Winslow Homer Auditorium, Scarborough High School Time: 2:00pm

Downeasters Leadership for 2012 President Granville Barrows <> Primary: (603) 553-3608 Secretary Dave Marstaller <> Primary: (207) 751-1339 Secondary: (207) 865-3731 VP - Music and Performance Walt Dowling <> Primary: (207) 934-5857 Co-VP of Membership & Chapter Development Cy Kendrick < Primary: (207) 449-8587 Secondary: (207) 729-5201 Board Member at Large Mike Soper <> Primary: (508) 517-1647 Secondary: (207) 730-5624 Director Jack Baggs <> Primary: (207) 892-5192 Webmaster Lawrence Bean <> Primary: (888) 678-9866 "Soundings" Newsletter Editor Bruce Sturgis <> Primary: (207) 312-3423 Secondary: (207) 784-1510

Bruce Sturgis Soundings Weekly Editor email: Downeasters Barbershop Chorus

Past President Bill Peterlein <> Primary: (207) 576-3313 Secondary: (207) 926-3054 Treasurer Carl Cappello <> Primary: (207) 829-2840 VP - Mktg & PR David Sweet <> Primary: (207) 967-8553 Co-VP of Membership & Chapter Development David Brown <> Primary: (207) 650-2454 Board Member at Large Marshall Wagner <> Primary: (207) 232-1543 Secondary: (207) 657-6406 Chorus Manager Ryan Norfleet <> Primary: (207) 253-9433 Secondary: (207) 510-1444 Librarian Dwight Pensiero <> Primary: (207) 353-3244 DVP of Membership Dave Cole <> Primary: (207) 671-4730 Secondary: (207) 797-9618

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