Friday, September 23, 2016

Looking Back on the Sept 20th Chapter Meeting

This week the chapter returned to First Baptist Church to do some more recording.  The technical crew asked guys to bring pieces of carpet for the floor area around the risers in the fellowship hall there. But in the end, we used the choir suite on the second floor.


Mike Kelly and Dennis Ritchey did the yeoman job of setting up all the equipment needed for the recording. A number of arriving members helped haul things into the suite.


While the set up was underway, Carlos Barillo was helping guys choice the shirts and slacks they will wear in the second half of the fall show.  Lots of color!! And some amazing finds from local thrift shops!


Director Joe Cerutti auditioned several guys for solos for the show during this time too.


Associate director Tony Colosimo did the vocal warm ups.  We had sectionals before each of the two songs we recorded this week.


Chapter executive director Terry Reynolds announced more auditions at break; no chapter meeting on 9/27.


The show on Sat. Sept. 24th will be at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg. Call is 5:30 pm.  Wearing the black suit with the narrow black tie.  Still need a few more basses to sign on for this one.


President Randall Eliason reported that Bruce Roehm’s father died last week.  Any memorials are requested to be made to the Alexandria Harmonizers.


Dick Hall is back in rehab in Waldorf MD and making progress to recover from his heart issues. He loves to get calls on his cell from members.


Randall also congratulated DA CAPO for winning the district quartet championship this past weekend in Lancaster, and Dennis for his election as M-AD president along with Bob Eckman as EVP and Keith Jones as Secretary and Chuck Harner as MAL who were elected to the board.


Chapter secretary Chris Buechler presented membership renewal cards to Jim Kirkland for 7 years; Chris Yates for 17 years; Ken Fess for 32 years; and Terry Reynolds for 33 years.

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 68th year of the Alexandria Harmonizer Chapter. —YeEd

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