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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- incl Chorus Shows and other Public Entertainment dates from around New England, requests to be removed from, or added to, th 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:

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Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for United Methodist Church 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, Maine Monday June 16, 2014 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Chorus Rehearsal Steve Tramack Coaching Session! Remember, Steve is coming on June 16, and we’ll probably be working with him on some of our newer material, so be off paper and rock solid on *everything* by then…


Our Mission: "We will PERFORM a PERSONAL story with IN-TUNE, 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.  

8. HAVE  FUN     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!  

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Future Events: ………………………………………………………… ~ 2014 ~ Jun. 16 (Mon) What: Steve Tramack Coaching Session Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church, Cumberland, Maine Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm Jun. 18 (Wed) What: Olde Tymers Luncheon Where: Pat’s Pizza in Yarmouth Time: 11:30 am Please contact us no later than two days before. Wayne Newton Dick Wheeler Jun. 29-Jul. 6 (Sun – Sun) What: BHS International Convention Where: MGM Grand Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV Link: Jul. 18, 19, 20 (Fri, Sat, Sun) What: Working in the Downeasters Booth Where: Yarmouth Clam Festival Time: Fri 10:00am–10:00pm Sat 10:00am-10:00pm Sun 10:00am-6:00pm Jul. 19 (Sat) What: Yarmouth Clam Festival Performance Where: North Yarmouth Academy Tent, Yarmouth, Maine Time: 3:30 PM Aug. 11 (Mon) What: Steve Tramack Coaching Session Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church, Cumberland, Maine Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm Sep. 5 (Fri) What: Two Performances Where: Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Foundation 371 Sawyer Road Greene, Maine 04236 Times: 2:00pm & 7:00pm Link: Sep. 6 (Sat) What: Brunswick Noreasters Annual Show Combined with Camden Windjammers - Guest Chorus

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Guest Quartet: Exchange Street Where: United Methodist Church in Brunswick Times: 7:00pm Showtime Sep. 13 (Sat) What: Camden Windjammers Annual Show Combined with Brunswick Noreasters - Guest Chorus Guest Quartet: Back Bay Four Where: Rockport Opera House Times: 7:00pm Showtime Sep. 13 (Sat) What: Music with a Mission Show Where: North Windham Union Church 723 Roosevelt Trail Windham, Maine 04062 Time: 7:00 pm Sep. 19, 20 (Fri, Sat) What: Steve Tramack Coaching Session Where: TBA Time: TBA 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 ~ 2015 ~ Jun. 28-Jul. 5 (Sun – Sun) What: BHS International Convention Where: Pittsburgh, PA Link:

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forward to seeing, Quartet or Chorus news from around New England to: From LiveWire:

"The Music Man" gets a rap update at the Tony Awards Host Hugh Jackman holds his own with rappers LL Cool J and T.I. Having performed in The Music Man, I had to add the link below for everyone to view the video. Bruce Link to the YouTube video: 68th Tony Awards - Hugh Jackman, LL Cool J and T.I Rap "Rock City" From The Music Man

OLD TYMERS TO MEET AND EAT (a.k.a. – “GEEZER GRUB”)       The Over-The-Hill-Gang will have its next luncheon on Wednesday, June 18 at 11:30 at Pat's Pizza in Yarmouth.       Please make your reservation ASAP with the Grand Poobah (or his Humble SideKick) so that Pat's may be given a head count. Thx.       DICK WHEELER (“Grand P.”) rwhe550515@aol.clom 773-1991   WAYNE NEWTON (HSK) 781-2597   Jun. 18 (Wed) What: Olde Tymers Luncheon Where: Pat’s Pizza in Yarmouth Time: 11:30 am From LiveWire:

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BARBERSHOP HARMONY STREAMED TO YOUR LIVING ROO Hundreds of performances! More than 25 hours of entertainment! Order now at You may have seen contests before, but you've never experienced anything like the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT coming to Las Vegas July 1-5. More than 2,000 men in quartets and in choruses ranging to more than 150 men will compete for the gold medals. Broadway, show tunes, old chestnuts and contemporary pop music will light up the Las Vegas Strip, in a harmonic spectacle unlike anything you've ever seen. It all kicks off with the incredible Harmony Foundation Collegiate Barbershop Quartet Contest on Tuesday, July 1, 5:00 pm (Pacific Daylight Time.)

Twenty-seven quartets from around the world square off for an unforgettable night of harmony. Watch our YouTube compilation of the college singers chasing the championship: Then, enjoy the rest of the week's contests: FREE 1. Quartet Quarter-Finals :Wednesday 10:00 am-9:30 pm (See preview ) 2. Quartet Semi-finals: Thursday 11:00 am- 3:30pm 3. Chorus Finals: Friday 10:00 am-9:00pm (see preview ) 4. Quartet Championship Finals: Saturday, 6:00 pm Sign up now! LiveWire is the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Weekly Newsletter Have you signed up for LiveWire yet? Link: LiveWire to Sign up and Back Issues

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

Past President Bill Peterlein <> Primary: (207) 576-3313 Secondary: (207) 926-3054 Treasurer Carl Cappello <> Primary: (207) 899-2200 Co-VP - Mktg & PR Ryan Norfleet <> Primary: (207) 253-9433 Secondary: (207) 510-1444 VP - Music and Performance George Feinberg <> Primary: (207) 615-3748 Board Member at Large Joe Grant <> Primary: (207) 232-9759 Board Member at Large Wally Dupessie <> Primary: (207) 892-3779

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

Bruce Sturgis Soundings Weekly Editor email: Downeasters Barbershop Chorus

6/13/2014 Soundings Weekly  
6/13/2014 Soundings Weekly  

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