Friday, November 28, 2008

Looking Back on November 25th Chapter Meeting

Looking Back on Nov. 25th 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.)

Warm ups and extra practices on stage were underway to kick off the evening.

Director Joe was on personal travel, so assistant directors Will, Tony and Mike were at the helm. Terry Reynolds also was involved a lot in the evening as he is the jack-in-the-box for the holiday show. And he helped the chorus and directors know about the transitions with the songs and the script. Should be fun.

Gary Plaag lead another review for chorus members to work on their facial animation. He spoke in terms of kinds of songs and how to add that extra sparkle.

Gary Bibens also briefed the chorus about their waiter duties amidst singing on the show. Tony helped lead the chorus thru a drill of singing and walking/marching and carrying food.

We had a good crop of guests this week again.

After break, announcements in the business session included remarks from President Stamps about today’s funeral for former member Randy Mellon in Winchester. Bibens added a reminder of the holiday show dress rehearsal with full costumes. And he reminded all to bring cookies/brownies or goodies to the Friday nite show to serve as dessert for the show patrons. Scott Kahler is filling in for Eric Wallen on gathering props for the show. See him if you are bringing items.

Ken Fess gave a plug for the fast approaching Spring Tonic that will be May 8 and 9, 2009, at Annandale High School. Members should alert their patrons to order tickets early – especially if they will not be at the holiday show to place an early order. Prices and more details promised via email.

Tony gave a plug for the Alexandria Singers show on Dec. 7th at 3 pm. He will have discounted tickets next Tuesday for any Harmonizers.

CAMERON STATON sang “Sleigh Bells” for the chorus.

Then it was back to show music preparation. The assistant directors thanked the chorus for hard work and support tonite while Joe was gone.

Until next time – editorjack!