Friday, April 1, 2016

Looking Back on the March 29th Chapter Meeting

Set up crews were hard at work at 6, and special presentation work groups met as well.

Bass section leader Tom Jackson did the warm up session again and then director Joe Cerutti thanked the singers and administrators for the great Aca Challenge event on Sat in DC.  Then he went right to work on our contest music – shaping and contouring the ballad first, then pushing us to know the final part of the uptune we just got.  Contest work took us right up to the mid-way break.

But first Terry Reynolds, executive director, briefed us on some business matters: thanks again to Reed Livergood who headed up the Aca Challenge; Thursday is a full nite working on “milk” at Durant with entrance restricted to 7 pm for riser set up and people entry; Sat is the Men’s Invitational at the University of Maryland with a call time of 1:45 pm; Joe was pleading for more guys to sign up to do the U of MD show which is free for listeners at 8 pm; our Youth Harmony Festival is Sat April 9th at Convergence Church complex and the chorus will sing; next week’s chapter meeting will be at First Baptist Church at 7 pm. (See announcements email issued by the chaper.)

Membership director Rich Hewitt welcomed some guys to the risers from the specialforces ranks – Mike Fasano and Mike Geipel.  TJ Jones was back with us for the evening. And Rich welcomed applicants and guests in the house this week.

Thanks to those who brought goodies to add to the storeroom for break time.  Everyone is reminded to drop some cash in the can to cover those expenses.  Thanks again.

After the break we concentrated on songs for the invitational and spent time on the last new song for “milk” and next week’s meeting. Tom Jackson provided the piano support.

In other news, the chapter recognized Tyler Sturgill last week as he is departing as our host and staff person at Durant Center.  He will be in the area and hopfully he will come sing with us someday!


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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