Thursday, November 20, 2008

Looking Back On Nov. 18th Chapter Meeting

Looking Back on Nov.18th 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.)

Dr. Paul Tamblyn was our guest Tuesday nite and “set the stage” about how the meeting would go in follow-up with the all-day Saturday session with him on the 15th. It started with warm up and Will. Working to reinforce and support the singers and help them learn – positive feedback.

In addition to our chorus practicing, the session helped our section leaders and assistant directors and musical leaders develop consistent skills in coaching and working with adult students.

The guys had worked hard to get to chapter since there was some kind of traffic snarl someplace and the roads in and around Alexandria were blocked. But a good crowd was on hand at 7 and most all there by 7:30.

Director Joe lead the musical work was on songs for the Holiday Shows – Dec. 5 at 7:30 and Sat Dec. 6 at 12:30 and 6. If you need to order tickets, call the box office right away! 703-910-4600.

Ticket guy Steve Murane was busy all evening on Tuesday filling orders, taking orders from guys, passing out tickets and helping the guys get seats for patrons. Thanks to him for taking on this important job for the chapter. He seems to stay calm thru it all!!

Did you see CMDR Kujuwa’s name in the Post or see him on Channel 4 or 7 recently. He heads up the team in charge of the Inaugural Parade.

There were lots of guys buying ornaments and script cards for the holiday season. Good to see Rob Nut who stopped buy to get a load to sell.

Tonite was the first time I have seen Mike Kelly out front as an assistant director. Congrats!!

Before break Roger introduced guests including Roger Arnold who is a 55-year member.

President Stamps took a straw vote about a show on Dec. 13th in Lancaster, PA. Full paying gig using our holiday package. Watch your emails, guys.

Holiday show reminders were about wrapping two boxes, bringing 4 dozen cookies Fri nite when you come to sing, and plan your costume and check in with Roger Day about it.

After some coffee to warm up (and yes a few cookies and stuff), it was back to the holiday music. Soloist got to work out again on their numbers.

Dr. Paul was the conscience all evening for the directors, keeping them brief and on target. I watched him give them positive feed back several times, in private.

In the end, there was no 50/50 winner, so next week you should buy tickets!! Dr. Paul directed KTWWS and then was surprised by our “it’s great to be a Harmonizer” cheer at the end.

Until next time – editorjack!