Sunday, June 14, 2015

Looking Back on the June11th Extra Rehearsal and Meeting

Here  is a brief report from the extra rehearsal we held on Thursday, June 11th at First Baptist Church.  It was a very productive drill time and review.  Plus director Joe Cerutti taught the “soft” tag he promised us last week – we have a loud tag and a soft tag we will sing every time we meet til we go on stage in Pittsburgh. You gotta be here to learn it – no learning tapes or printed music will be issued.

Reed Livergood did the vocal warm ups.  After the chapter meeting time, the riser guys left the risers so the front row could practice in front of them.  The riser guys, with coaching from Joe and Chuck McKeever, cleaned up the many details of the uptune visual plan.  It was very productive.

Ops vp Todd Ryktarsyk conducted the meeting. Robyn Murane asked guys who where getting uniform work done by the wrangler team to pick em up after the meeting.

Nick Leiserson gave some more details about the flash mob gig on Saturday. The call time is now 4:15 pm. Details to be released via email.

Rick Wagner announced that he and his wife Peggy are gonna head up the Harmo Hideaway at the convention in Pittsburgh.  Thanks to them for that.  Soooo – stay tuned for how you as a chapter member can help such as bringing snacks, contribution napkins and supplies, etc.  The Hideaway will be open Wed, Thurs and Fri nites only.

Ken Fess announced more details for those guys who wanna get a Normandy shirt.

Rusty Orvik explained the volleyball accident he had – suggesting his fellow Harmonizers not use power tools or play tackle football etc. between now and International.  He says his sprained knee will allow him to dance in front row by convention!!  Here’s hopin!

President Terry Reynolds welcomed Lew Klinge who was in the house this evening. And Terry stressed the need for guys to get their official contact info to Stan Quick in order to attend the extra rehearsal at Bolling on Thursday June 25th.

We ended the nite with a complete package performance. Then reloaded the Harmo truck. sSome guys made to LaPorta’s for an brief afterglow too.

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.