Thursday, July 14, 2011

Looking Back on the July 12th Chapter Meeting

The Harmonizers continued a long-standing tradition of singing at Alexandria INOVA Hospital on the Tuesday after International.

It began when chapter leaders realized many guys were not back from the convention and/or had to tend to other person matters – or maybe just rest up.

About 25 guys made it this year to the Seminary Road facility and warmed up with Will Cox in the hospital lobby. There were adequate singers for all four parts and Director Joe and his assistant directors took the chorus from ward to ward with the aid of a hospital host. Joe chose several songs from the repertoire to sing to patients and staff. The hospital also provided free parking for the Harmonizers.

It was really hot – over 100 degrees – so the show producers allowed shorts. Most guys had some kinda Harmo shirt. The gig lasted about 1 hour.

YeEd is working on his report from International, so stay tuned.

Also YeEd reports that our friends in the Harmony Heritage Singers Chorus of the Mount Vernon, VA, Chapter celebrated their 15th anniversary recently. They met at the Sherwood Hall Regional Library. The chorus sang, as did several of their quartets.

Chapter leader, Mike Everard, inducted the new members who have joined the chapter this year.

Associate director, Chris Buechler, was at the helm for the meeting. Director Bob Wachter was there for the cake cutting ceremony.

Congrats to our brothers in HHS.

Until next time – editorjack!

(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. —YeEd.)

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