Friday, November 7, 2008

Looking Back on Nov. 4th Chapter Meeting

Looking Back on Nov. 4th Chapter Meeting

(This message is prepared for your review if you were there, for your information if you had to miss, and as a historical record of the great things going on each week at an Alexandria Harmonizer Chapter meeting. —Ye Ed.)

The chorus met in the school last nite since Durant was a polling place for the historic election!

But things were going on as usual – 50/50 sales, WHO sales, candy to snack on, committee members working on things, a board meeting in the corner. Toy soldiers were practicing on the stage in the school under the command of Carl Kauffmann. A quartet was working on a new song in one of the halls.

Here is an idea I heard about when I stopped to buy some script cards: be on the lookout to buy a Honey Baked Ham card (Eckman is planning to stock up on them and others) for your family holiday meals. Also get some cards for staff members or employees or as stocking stuffers or for the newspaper delivery person. How about offering to buy the door prizes for the company holiday party?

There were some empty spaces on the risers, but Director Joe plugged ahead and had the chorus review singing “New York New York” to see who could remember it. Some guys even tried to do the SP! Not too bad on the singing, but a lot of work in weeks ahead.

The plan is to do this song when we do the show with Manhattan Chapter, Feb. 28th, on Broadway.

Chuck Hunter directed one of the holiday songs and Tony Colosimo did another.

The holiday music is on the front burner to be ready for the Dec. 5 and 6 show at First Baptist.

Before break, secretary Buechler presented renewal cards to Roger Day for 20 years and Tom Hutton for 24 years.

Roger introduced 5 guests for the night. He thanked everyone for helping last week for the successful guest nite.

He also put in a plug for each guy to wrap two large empty boxes with shinny paper and bring them to the holiday show. No bows.

During the break, the group who can sing the November 11th daytime show ran thru their songs. They will sing at Oakland Elementary.

For the high school show on Nov. 12th, Joe will send out emails to those who are planning to fill this gig.

President Stamps invited any members of the chapter who are in leadership positions, who expect to be some day or who are just interested to attend the leadership training event this weekend. Three or four guys agreed to attend.

As a reminder, there is a chapter meeting and rehearsal on Nov. 11th. Back at Durant.

After the break and meeting, Joe returned to working on the show songs including the fun song the “singing elves and toys” will sing when they deliver the food at the show.

Until next time – editorjack!

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