Thursday, August 14, 2008

Looking Back on August 12th Chapter Meeting

Looking Back on August 12th 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.)

When the guys arrived last nite, there was an ample supply of leftover goodies from the Sunday potluck. So some men got an early start and some had dinner since they came from work.

Right on the nose at 7, Tony, with the short hair, conducted a solid warm up session and soon, turned a “ready” chorus over to Director Joe. Joe spent a huge chunk of time on rep songs that will be used on upcoming shows. Then he concentrated on “Clap” to clean up things, to respond to suggestions from judges in Nashville, and to improve unit sound. Section by section, he had guys come down front and work to improve their unit sound. It was interesting to watch.

Just before break was the membership recognition period: Chris and Roger presented new member materials to Ron Nelson. And a 15-year card to Tony Colosimo, and a 26-year card to Gary Bibens.

Our two guests both turned in membership applications last nite – Josh Roots and Tom Hutton!!

The rest of the food disappeared during the break!!!

During post-break chapter meeting, Jordan thanked people for their work to make the 60th Anniversary celebration a success.

Chuck Harner made financial presentations from our Mid Atlantic District to FOUR ACES, CRUNCH TIME and to the chapter.

Producer Paul Grimes plugged the fall show and introduced Brian Ammerman who is the business manager. He announced that the Murane brothers are set to take ticket orders. AND that the flyer has gone out to patrons, so you can start pushing ticket sales now. He will also be in touch with folks about adv sales.

There is a chapter board meeting on Wed., Aug. 13th, at the Lee Center.

Back to work on the risers, Chuck Hunter directed an impromptu tag sing so guys could apply some of the things taught in the first half of the rehearsal.

Joe then used the rest of the nite for hard work on interp and good singing for “Second Star” and “From This Moment” so that we could be ready for coaching soon.

The singing ran right up to the last minute, Randy Lazear won the 50/50 and a chocolate cake left from the Sunday potluck! Good to see Carolyn Hall up and about after a little hospital time recently.

Until next time – editorjack!

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