Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Looking Back on Oct. 14th Chapter Meeting

Looking Back on Oct. 14th 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.)

They gave a 5-minute warning bell tonite so guys could finish work and tasks and visiting before getting on the risers at 7.

Director Joe took the helm early, tested the water on one of the new show songs and then sent everyone out for 20-minute sectionals. Then back to work on show songs – all things from out of the past, but good show songs and fun new things for a whole lot of the current guys on the risers.

Before break, there was the introduction of a long line of guests.

Following break was the chapter meeting period. Rhome announced a change at Durant – we can’t prop open that back door except during move in and move out of risers and such.

He also alerted all that costumes for the holiday show must be approved by either Bibens or Day.

And there was a board meeting in the kitchen at break. Outcome – our newest member, Joshua Roots.

Roger also stressed that guys should be planning to bring a guest for the big guest nite on Oct. 28th. He also solicited goodies be brought for the nite by any and all who can.

President Stamps reported on a warm letter of thanks the chapter got from Kevin King, Fred’s son, thanking us for the flowers and for the many guys who came over to offer support.

Mick also plugged participation in the Veteran’s Day show.

Brad Jones announced that the reorder of our holiday CD “Comfort and Joy” was available. Suggested selling them with White House Ornaments. Also any member can get 10 CDs for $100 at this time and you can make the 10 up from holiday CD or our regular CD.

Director Joe announced that Bob Wachter is taking a leave of absence til about March. Bob spoke up that his travel and work and meetings and quartet appearances will take him away from Tuesday nites til then. He also offered to help any singer who wants voice coaching on Thursday. Just call him.

Then it was back to singing and review on lots of great songs – especially some for the holiday show. But isn’t it great that we are working on spring tonic songs already!!!

Until next time – editorjack!