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

And away we go… Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for Monday, August 7, 2011 No Chorus Rehearsal this Monday August 7 Because of Wednesday’s trip to Brewer/Bangor Aug. 10 (Wed) What: Downeasters Recording Session Where: The Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center Street, Brewer, Maine Time: 8:00pm ********************************************************* Information concerning the Bangor singing engagement on Wednesday, August 10th. Dress for this trip is summer maroon short sleeve shirt, khakis, black shoes, socks and belt. Taping for the show we will be on will be at approximately 8:00 P. M. Two other shows will be taped before ours; therefore, we might start a little late. Changing - There is space at the theatre for you to change clothes if you so choose. Length of time - Assuming we start on time (8:00 P. M.), we should be finished by 9:00 P. M. As we plan for our trip to Bangor on Wednesday, August 10th, we are planning a car pool starting from the Park and Ride, Rt. 1, Yarmouth. Please plan on arriving at the Park and Ride at 4:45 P. M.; we will leave at 5:00 P. M. This will get us to our destination at The Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center Street, Brewer, Maine, by 7:15 P. M. Brewer is next to, and near, Bangor. For those of you north or east of Yarmouth, you may prefer not to have to travel south to Yarmouth (although you are certainly welcome if you so choose) to the car pool location. You can join forces with others of you living north of Yarmouth and travel to Bangor without having to go south (Yarmouth) to go north (Bangor). Sincerely, Walt Dowling Car Pooling Information for the Auburn Area We’re meeting at the Park and Ride Parking Lot by the Auburn Entrance to the Maine Turnpike around 4:45 – 5:00 pm, leaving by 5:15 at the latest. If you have not contacted Bill or Bruce yet, please email Bill: Competition Chorus Auditions Aug. 29th is the last day for first time auditions for the competition songs. That means that, if one audition has occurred, the member can audition again after the 29th of August. Notes of Interest …………………… Clam Festival Pictures: Karen took these at the Clam Festival. We'd like to share them with the chapter.

Jim Simpson Check out this Picasa album - Yarmouth Clam Festival 2011. m4joZQ 2011 Harmony College Northeast Friday, August 12- Sunday August 14, 2011 Worcester State University Worcester, MA Dean: James Estes, Barbershop Harmony Society Guest Quartets: Old School (BHS 2011 Int'l Gold Medalists!) The Franchise (formerly Lucky Day) (BHS Semi-finalists) and a special guest appearance by Interstate Rivals (1987 International Champions) For More Info (class descriptions, schedule, show & registration): REMINDER: August 16: (Tue) What: OLDE TYMERS’ AUGUST LUNCH Where: Pat's Pizza in Yarmouth Time: 11:30am Please RSVP ASAP (no later than two days before) WAYNE NEWTON DICK WHEELER Thanx. Be there or be square.

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The Downeasters Coaching Schedule-2011 Monday, Aug. 15 Monday, Aug. 29 Saturday, Sept. 17 Monday, Sept. 19 Monday, Oct. 10 from Public Relations/Marketing Still working on contacting cities and towns and any other organizations to try to do some concerts this year. If you hear anything let us know. Gerry

Future Events: Every Wednesday Through Aug. 24 What: Auburn Community Concert Band Free Outdoor Concerts Where: Festival Plaza in Downtown Auburn Rain location: Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn Riverwatch When: 7:00 – 8:15pm, with Warm-up act Starts 5:00 – 5:30pm Link for more info: Aug. 10 (Wed) What: Downeasters Recording Session Where: The Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center Street, Brewer, Maine Time: 8:00pm August 16: (Tue) What: OLDE TYMERS’ AUGUST LUNCH Where: Pat's Pizza in Yarmouth Time: 11:30am

Please contact us no later than two days before.. WAYNE NEWTON DICK WHEELER

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Aug. 24 (Wed) What: Singout before Auburn Community Concert Band Concert Where: Festival Plaza in downtown Auburn Time: 5:00pm Sept. 11, (Sun) What:9-11 Commemoration, 10 year Rememberance, Where: Falmouth, Maine American Legion Post 164 Time: 2:00pm Sept. 13 (Tue) What: Summer Concert Series at the Turner Gazebo, Where: Turner, Maine Time: 5:00pm Sept. 17, 2011 (Sat) 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 October Old-Timers' Luncheons (date to be announced) Oct. 21-23 (Fri – Sun) What: Northeastern District Convention Where: Springfield, MA 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 Nov. 9-13 (Wed – Sun) What: Harmony Incorporated International Convention Where: Hershey, PA Dec. 3 (Sat) What: Community Little Theater – Holiday Concert Where: Auburn, Maine Time: 2:00pm Downeasters Leadership for 2011 Director


Jack Baggs (

Bill Peterlein (

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VP - Music and Performance

Tom Liebert (

Walt Dowling (

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VP - Chap. Dvlpmnt, Mktg & PR


Gerry Barnicle (

Dave Marstaller (

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Chorus Manager

Larry Bean (

Ryan Norfleet (

(888) 678-9866

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NED Rep for Maine

Dwight Pensiero (

Dave Cole (

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Board Member at Large

Board Member at Large

David Brown

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"Soundings" Newsletter Editor

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8/5/2011 Soundings Weekly  

The weekly newsletter of the Downeasters Barbershop Harmony Chorus

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