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And away we go… Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for Monday, May 2, 2011 7:00-9:30 P. M. 7:00-7:50

Welcome Music Chattanooga Choo Choo Almost Like Being In Love I’ll Be Seeing You Come Fly With Me How Deep Is The Ocean?




Craft-Little Drummer Boy


Music Million Dollar Baby Little drummer Boy Lost In The Stars God Bless America



Remember to wear the first half outfit for rehearsal, which consists of: a. blue jeans b. white shirt-long sleeve c. black vest d. black shoes (don't worry about these for Monday; these will be worn for the show.) ********************************************************** OLDE TYMERS MEET The first luncheon of the year was held by The Over The Hill Gang at Pat's Pizza in Yarmouth on April 28. Eleven people attended and the sum total of their years as barbershoppers amounted to 343 years. Of the 11 in attendance, 9 had sung in at least one registered quartet at some point in their membership and many had sung in many. In attendance were Lin Billings, Manen Clements, Fran Faulkner, Ray Houlden, Charlie Maggs, Wayne Newland, Larry Newth, Dave Sweet, Bob Turner, Marshall Wagner, and Dick Wheeler. The next luncheon will be in June. The date will be announced shortly. From Dick Wheeler and Larry Newth

Notes of Interest…. This Weekend! st The 21 Annual New England Steel Band Festival This Sunday, May 1 Time: 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Where: Ham Arena, W. Main St. Conway, NH Steel bands representing communities, colleges, and schools from throughout New England will gather at the Ham Arena in Conway NH on May 1st. 14 bands will perform showing the versatility of this unique instrument that originated in the Caribbean. Bands range in size from 5 to 50 players with players from age 7 to 70 and the music ranges from Calypso to Classical. $5.00/person, $15.00/family, under 10 free. More info at: From: Bruce Sturgis As we get ready for our annual show on May 14th, it is very important to get out and support our other Maine chapters. April 30th could be a very good day to get out and meet, sing with, and get to know our fellow barbershoppers. We have two events on the calendar. Please let me know if you are interested so we can plan to car pool everybody. Not to mention have a great day together.

Thanks, Your new division manager for the state of Maine, Dave Cole Through Next Weekend! “Kiss Me Kate” At the Lyric Music Theater in Portland. Starring our own Jeremy (Mac) McCullock, playing through May 7th on weekends. Shows are 7 PM on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 PM on Sunday. Visit their website at to order tickets and get directions. Come support our own baritone star and help Mac in his effort to interest some of the cast in visiting the Downeasters! From: Jim Curtis Next Weekend! The annual SPRING CONCERT of the PORTLAND COMMUNITY CHORUS. Saturday, May 7 Times: 3:00 and 7:30 PM at Scarborough HS Performing Arts Center Features choral gems by Paul Basler, Z. Randall Stroope, Jean Berger and others -- an interesting mixture of sacred and secular, serious and fun pieces. Tickets available at the door @ $15.00. In advance @ $12.00 at Starbird Music or from Wayne Newland if check received by Monday, May 2 [417 Middle Rd. Falmouth 04105] From: Wayne Newland ... from Public Relations & Marketing I'll be in So.Carolina/Florida/West Virginia for the next three weeks - see you on May 2nd. Enjoy ! Gerry Have you sold any ads yet ? Please help us with this project !

Future Events: April 30 (Sat) What: Maine-Ly Music Chorus Show Who: Bangor Chorus, The featured Quartet is the Average Joes. Where: Minsky Recital Hall at the University of Maine in Orono. Time: 2 p.m. April 30 (Sat) What: Fund Raiser for Respite Care Who: Brunswick Nor’easters along with - guest performers, to include Maine-ly Harmony chorus, Inspirations quartet, and our own newly re-constituted Back Bay Four! Where: United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. May 1 (Sun) st What: The 21 Annual New England Steel Band Festival Who: 14 Steel bands representing communities, colleges, and schools from throughout New England Where: Ham Arena, W. Main St. Conway, NH Time: 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m More info at: 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 Time: 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. ~ What: Downeasters 62nd Annual Show Afterglow Where: Uno Chicago Grill, 280 Maine Mall Road, South Portland, Maine. 04106 Free to go and listen to the quartets. Full menu for those whose wish to eat Time: After the second show June, August, October Old-Timers' Luncheons (dates to be announced) July 14 (Thu) What: Booth Setup Day

Where: Yarmouth Clam Festival July 15, 16, 17 (Fri, Sat, Sun) What: Yarmouth Clam Festival Where: Yarmouth Food Court. Time: All Day Sept. 17, 2011 What: Windjammer Barbershop Chorus Annual Show Combined show with the Nor'easters! Where: Rockport Opera House, Central St., Rockport. 207-236-2159 Time: 7:00pm Sept. 11, 2011 (Sun. -- 2:00 p.m.) 9-11 Commemoration, American Legion Post 164, Falmouth Oct 29, 2011 (Sat) What: Nor’easters Annual Show, Cabaret Style, Halloween Costume Contest Type: Public performance & Dinner Where: K of C Hall in Brunswick Time: TBA Downeasters Leadership for 2011 Director


Jack Baggs (

Bill Peterlein (

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VP - Music and Performance

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Walt Dowling (

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VP - Chap. Dvlpmnt, Mktg & PR


Gerry Barnicle (

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Chorus Manager

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NED Rep for Maine

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Board Member at Large

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4/29/11 Soundings Weekly  

The weekly newsletter of the Downeasters Barbershop Harmony Chorus

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