Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Looking Back on the Nov. 3rd Chapter Meeting

(Thanks again to Don Harrington for taking notes for this week’s report! YeEd)

Bob Blair and his crew had the risers in place and the hall set up at the First Baptist Church before the riser call came and Reed Livergood started the warm-up.  Director Joe Cerutti went right to work on holiday songs the chorus has not sung since last year, and then split the chorus into two groups for sectional work on “Kyrie” and “This Little Light.”

Todd Ryktarsyk kept the business meeting moving, making sure the important issues were discussed and announcements made.

Randall Eliason put a plug in for the Silent Auction, explained the items needed and encouraged everyone to get out and ask for gift certificates from restaurants, movies, and other local businesses.  PresidentTerry Reynolds brought greetings from Chuck Hunter, who is enjoying his assignment in Istanbul, but looking forward to a move next year that might bring him back to our area. 

Clyde Crusenberry reminded the chorus of the opportunity this Sunday, November 8 to help the Old Dominion Boat Club raise funds for the Wounded Warriors.  More singers are needed at this great venue in our backyard.  Look for more details in a separate email. 

Also, plan on being a part of this year’s Veteran’s Day tribute at the Oakton Elementary School on the morning of Wednesday, November 11, always a rewarding experience.  Also on November 11, in the evening, we have a performance in Alexandria at the George Washington Middle School.  New Harmonizer Casey Belzer, a music teacher there, has organized a Veterans Day program within the school auditorium and he has asked for Harmonizer help.

Membership vp Rich Hewitt gave an update on Jack Stonesifer and applicant Larry Dennis, who have both been under doctor’s care, but are hoping to be back with us soon.  Steve Spar was introduced as the newest member of the bass section. 

After break, we came together for more work on the holiday songs.  We made great progress on these songs, but imagine how they will sound after our sectional rehearsal this Saturday, November 8 at the First Baptist Church!  It’s not too late to get those pledges and plan for an hour or two of tag singing, while helping the chapter on Saturday, immediately after the rehearsal, at our first Tag-A-Thon.

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 during the 67th year of the Alexandria Harmonizer Chapter. —YeEd.


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