Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Looking Back on the July 3rd Chapter Meeting and Hospital Sing

Reporter Ross Felkers filled in for YeEd on July 3. Thanks, Ross.

Til we get back with News from Portland.


--Original Message-----
From: Ross Felker
To: EditorJack
Cc: phlash99
Sent: Wed, Jul 4, 2012 12:58 pm
Subject: Fw: [Harmonizers] Hospital Sing - Picture link


Per your request, below are some notes on the Hospital Sing Out on 3
Jul. I pasted your questions below, and my notes are directly below
each question.

Who directed:
Dr. Will Cox

Roughly how many guys were there. Did we have enough baris or tenors,
By my count, we had 21 singers including the director. I counted just
2 Tenors, 7 Leads, 5 Baris, 6 Basses. One guest, a student named Ben
Roberts, not sure what part he sang. It was great to have him.

What songs were sung.
After warm up, we started singing at 6:25pm in the Cafeteria. We ended
approximately 7:45pm, and sang the last three songs in the Emergency

We sang 24 songs (3 songs at 8 different stations, including 2 separate
areas in the ER--the waiting area and the actual ER station). A few of
us had to move out of the way for an incoming patient in the ER while
singing the last song! At another station, we had to clear the way for
a patient on a gurney while singing--but it was all good!

Ob La Di -- 5 times (started with this one in the Cafeteria)
Let Me Call You Sweetheart -- 2 times
God Bless America -- 6 times (ended with this one in the ER)
Georgia Brown - 4 times
Summertime - 1 time
No More Sorrow -- 3 times
The Story of the Rose (Heart of My Heart) -- 2 times
Jingle Bells -- 1 time for fun!

Any guests how or former members we don't see often, there?
Ben Roberts (His mother was there also--I did not get her name).

Did someone take the chorus from station to station?
Yes--two volunteers at the Hospital. One of them is named Chelcy
Hedgspeth (this is the correct spelling of her name)--she was very
enthusiastic and really enjoyed our performance. I'm sorry I didn't
get the other young lady's name. The volunteers were terrific!

Was parking free?

Yes--although initially, we thought we would be charged $5.50 if we
parked where the gate is (to the right as you approach the main
entrance). The hospital volunteers at the front desk went out of their
way to make special arrangements with the parking lot security
attendant and instructed us to press a call button and identify
ourselves as Harmonizers when we left. However, in the future it would
be best not to park there because there is no security attendant at the
automatic gate (the security attendant was accessible by pressing the
call button, but was out of sight).

Any other major announcements made?
Steve Murane announced Bruce Minnick's wife has gone into Hospice care.

It was great fun--we were very well received. Will was enthusiastic and
did a great job leading us, as usual. Several hospital staff members
and volunteers were clapping and dancing. A lot of smiles on patients
and staff!

Here is my unofficial list of attendees, in random order--I apologize
if I left anyone out or misspelled a name

Will Cox - director

Ben Roberts

Ricky Savage
Dan O'Brien

Craig Kujawa
Mark Klostermeyer
Nick Leiserson
Clyde Crusenberry
Bob Blair
Howard Nestlerode
Josh Roots

Phil Ashford
Ken Rub
Joel Golden
Garry Fuller

Austin Cotton
Ross Felker
Bob Wachter
Steve Murane
Calvin Schnure
Ken Henderson

Let me know if you have questions or need anything further. Hope
things are well with you and our fellow Harmonizers in Portland. Happy


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 at an Alexandria Harmonizer Chapter meeting. —YeEd.)

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