Saturday, July 15, 2017

Looking Back on the July 11th Chapter Meeting
Fresh back from the International convention and after a break with no meeting on July 4th, this week’s meeting and rehearsal was a busy one.
Associate director Tony Colosimo did the warm ups and then director Joe Cerutti took over and briefed the chorus on some of the highlights from the Las Vegas contest. He congratulated our friends in Hershey for earning their first medal in the chorus contest.  And he was wearing his new #EveryoneInHarmony t-shirt.
He reviewed the four-point goals for members of the chorus and launched work right away then on the three contest songs we will be using for our coaching sessions at Harmony University in Nashville soon.
Executive director Terry Reynolds conducted the chapter meeting and welcomed Greg Tepe, who will be leaving for Ireland in a couple weeks for a two-year tour of duty.
As part of the possible change in meeting location from Durant, we will NOT meet at Durant on Aug 22nd, but instead try out the meeting space at Arlington Forest Methodist Church on Wednesday Aug. 23rd.  The change to Wednesday is a possibility for the future.
Terry announced that the rehearsals in Aug. and Sept. will be mandatory.  Sign up on groupanizer – especially note the extra Thursday rehearsals.
Hint for those flying to HU – be sure to sign up for the return trip bus to the airport.  Chuck McKeever will be video recording the highlights of the coaching sessions for all to review from HU.
President Randall Eliason welcomed Dave Kohls who has agreed to take over the membership director position recently vacated by Rich HewittDave will be forming a membership team and welcome volunteers.
Chris Huber reported on a recent phone conversation with Ms. Peggy Harris in France – the lady we sang too as part of our Normandy Trip.  She is now 94, still sings in her church choir, and says she sees our chorus picture from that wonderful day hanging on her wall every day.
New membership guy Dave welcomed five guests and we sang our welcome song to them. Great to have singers come visit us.
Before the end of the nite, we worked on the “Chicago” medley and the spiritual songs we have learned.
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 during the 70th year of the Alexandria Harmonizer Chapter. —YeEd

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