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And away we go… Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for United Methodist Church 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, Maine Monday, August 6, 2012 6:30-7:00

Competition music

7:00-7:25

Chorus-I’m Gonna Live Til I Die

7:25-7:30

Break

7:30-7:55

Sectionals-I’m Gonna Live Til I Die

7:55-8:15

Chorus-I’m Gonna Live Til I Die

8:15-8:35

Chorus Chattanooga Choo Choo God Bless America

8:35-8:55

Business/Program

8:55-9:05

Break

9:05-10:00

Competition Chorus

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Deertrees Performance – Saturday 8/11/2012 Just a quick note to follow up regarding our discussion last evening concerning our performance at the Deertrees Theater. Location: Deertrees Theater, 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison, ME Arrival Time: Please plan to arrive by 5:30 pm. Also, I would recommend that you plan to bring an evening meal with you so that you can snack prior to our show. The house will open at 7:00 pm, therefore we will need to be prepared to be on the risers by 5:45 so that we can warm-up and test sound system / gain familiarity with the acoustics. The curtains will open at 7:30.


Uniform: 1. Black Tux Pants 2. Colored Shirt 3. Vest 4. Black Neck Tie 5. Black Socks 6. Black Shoes Performance Set: Chorus: COME FLY WITH ME CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN JUST IN TIME WHEN I FALL IN LOVE ONCE UPON A TIME I NEVER KNEW/MEDLEY Intermission Quartet: Back Bay Four- 20-30 minutes Chorus: LOVE ME TEDDY BEAR LOST IN THE STARS GOD BLESS AMERICA Afterglow: Terry Porter has graciously set-up an afterglow for our group at the Olde Mill Tavern in Harrison. The tavern is located about 1 mile from the theater and will be expecting our group shortly after 9:30. The kitchen is only open until 10 pm; however, the bar will remain open throughout the balance of our stay. Please contact Terry should you have any questions. Finally, thank you all for your commitment to excellence. We should be proud that we have been invited by the Deertrees Theater to perform for their patrons in an effort to help this theater remain open. We have been performing with such enthusiasm and passion and I'm proud to be singing with this group. I'm look forward to the performance and please let me know if you have any questions. Respectfully, Ryan Norfleet

New Music Schedule 1. I'M GONNA LIVE 'TILL I DIE start July 30- off music August 27 2. ANY TIME AT ALL start Sept. 17-off music Oct.15 3. LET THE REST OF THE WORLD GO BY start Nov.5 - off music Nov.26 or Dec.??


4. CRAZY start Jan.7 - off music Feb. 4 Suggested schedule may be changed to fit the learning quartet schedule. Contest songs: #1 YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG #2 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Competition Chorus Auditioning Those members interested in auditioning for the Competition Chorus for the District Convention, who have not yet done so, may do so through the second week of August (13). Please keep your Section Leader informed.

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: soundings.ed@gmail.com

This photo was taken at the Pawtucket Red Sox game on Saturday evening. In addition to the three handsome men in the photo, Larry Bean was also there to sing the National Anthem. Unfortunately, the rains came and the game got postponed until Sunday afternoon. Most of the singers were not available on Sunday so the Generations quartet did the National Anthem. From: Larry Newth Facebook...if you are on it, Please "like" the New England Harmony Brigade Page Hi All:


The New England Harmony Brigade is in full Swing, with over 100 people signed up for the Rally, which happens in September. We’re all very excited and run-throughs are taking place at homes all over the Northeast and even in Canada and New York, where some attendees are coming from. It’s exciting to have over 100 guys signed up for this event. And even more exciting is that I can see that we are already accomplishing one of our goals…having 13 songs that solid quartet singers will know when they get together at District and at Division Conventions. I know this from firsthand experience. My Chapter has an afterglow at Uno’s each week, and I hear Harmony Brigade songs being sung….by people who have not sung together before. Now I want to ask you a favor….. if you are on Facebook, would you please go to our page and “like” it. It will help us to get more well known to singers inside and outside the district. I know that not everyone uses Facebook. But there is a large community of people that do, and so giving us a “thumbs up” will let your friends know that there is a Brigade and that we are growing and that we will be planning for another Rally next year. P.S. Please plan to attend our Show in Hudson September 15th. It’s amazing to hear what 100 well prepared singers can do. And we will also have Men in Black and a number of other quartets there, too. The cost is nominal. Thanks a lot. Yours, In Harmony, Lee Daum lee.daum@nehb.net OLDE TYMERS TO EAT The OVER THE HILL GANG will hold its August luncheon on Tuesday, August 14, at Pat's in Yarmouth at 11:30. All welcome: past, present, future, active, inactive barbershoppers. Come and enjoy the camararderie. meet guys from different decades. Swap stories (we do plenty of that). Please make reservations with us no later than two days before so we can give Pat's a head count.

Wayne Newland Dick Wheeler

wnewland@maine.rr.com rwhe550515@aol.com

781-2597 773-1991

Golf Scramble Tournament, Interested? I would like to know how many members would be interested in holding another scramble golf tournament in the Fall. Members would be welcome to participate as well, even prospective members of the Chapter. The scramble format makes it easy for casual or less-than-casual golfers to enjoy the comaraderie, the outdoors, and new friends, perhaps, and have a great time outdoors. The interest level will determine whether I want to put the time into coordinating this event. Please e-mail me at lnewth1112@gmail.com with your answer as to whether or not


you would like to hold this event and, if so, how many friends/relatives would you bring along. Larry Newth

Northeastern District 2012 Fall District Convention & Contests October 19-20-21, 2012 Westbrook, Maine Host Chapter:

Downeasters Chorus ~ Portland, Maine Local Chairman - contact:

Marshall Wagner 207-232-1543 ~ emwagner31 @ aol . com Westbrook Performing Arts Center Westbrook Middle School 471 Stroudwater St. Westbrook, Maine 04092 For more information visit the NED website: http://www.nedistrict.org/index.cfm?page_id=80

'The Soundings' 50th Anniversary Issue. Here’s that link – Enjoy! http://www.downeasters.org/pdf/Soundings50th.pdf Upcoming Dates to Remember Aug 11 Sat 7:30pm

Deertrees Benefit Concert @ Deertrees Theatre Harrison, ME

COACHING Schedule: June-October, 2012 August 20 Monday Sept. 21 & 22 Friday evening & Saturday October 1 Monday Future Events: Aug. 11 (Sat) What: Deertrees Benefit Concert Where: Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison, ME 04040 Time: 7:30 pm


Arrival time: ~5:00 pm (Riser set-up, warm-up, break, performance) Aug. 14 (Tue) What: OLDE TYMERS’ JUNE LUNCH Where: Pat's Pizza in Yarmouth Time: 11:30am Please contact one of us no later than two days before. Wayne Newland wnewland@maine.rr.com ph. 781-2597 Dick Wheeler rwhe550515@aol.com ph. 773-1991 Aug. 20 (Mon) What: Chorus Coaching Where: Time: 7:00pm 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: http://www.nehb.net/ Sep. 15 (Sat) What: Camden Windjammer’s Annual Show Guest quartets: Port City Sound AND Downtown Crossing Where: Rockport Opera House Time: 7:00pm Sep. 29 (Sat) What: The Nor’Easters Annual Show Guest quartets: Back Bay Four AND Downtown Crossing Where: Methodist Church, Church Rd, Brunswick Time: 7:00pm Oct. 19 – Nov. 22 (Fri-Sun) What: Northeast District Convention & Contests Where: Westbrook Performing Arts Center Westbrook Middle School, 471 Stroudwater St., Westbrook, Maine Time: 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 <GBisok@aol.com> Primary: (603) 553-3608 Secretary Dave Marstaller <DMars49@comcast.net> 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

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

Board Member at Large Marshall Wagner <emwagner31@aol.com> Primary: (207) 232-1543 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


8/3/2012 Soundings Weekly