Saturday, March 19, 2016

Looking Back on the March 15th Chapter Meeting

This week was another Harmonizer work session in prep for contest and the Harvey Milk concert.

Huge set up crew needed each week to do risers, chairs, av and refreshment things, guest chairs, admin tables and such.  Great that many folks pitched in including some family members who arrived before 6.  The front row was working on the stage again using the mirrors for their dance work with Carlos Barillo, and there was a choreo review in room 5 with Chuck McKeever.

Associate director Tony Colosimo did the warm ups this week and was lead director this week as Joe Cerutti was out of town.  (He did visit us via Skype and offered comments and notes via email to executive director Terry Reynolds.

The work included contest songs on the risers, a review of the Harmonizer welcome song, quick run of the songs we will sing at the U of MD men’s invitational, and finally Milk music.

Terry did the announcements (here is a brief recap since they were also emailed to all members): all singers need to get in their first recording of the ballad by Mar 22, Milk rehearsal Mar 17 at 7 pm at Convergence Church, Mar 29th will be all contest work, 31st will be Milk with the musical director of that event at Durant, April 2 is U of MD gig, April 9 is Aca Challenge.

Aca Challenge is Sat Mar 26, chorus call is 5 pm, uniform is black suit outfit with medal. Chorus will sing at the Harmonizer Youth Harmony Festival Sat April 9th at Convergence church.

Craig Kujawa encouraged those who have not followed his advice to officially register their room for Nashville to do it now.  Don’t delay.

Secretary Chris Buechler presented membership renewal cards to Jay Sorensen for 4 years, Joe Kirkland for 6 years, Nick Leiserson for 6 years, Andrew Havens for 7 years, Joel Golden for 11 years, Tim Cash for 17 years and Chris Huber for 24 years.

Terry also announced that Ike Evans was gonna be in room 5 to take mug shots for the Harmo photo display board.

Membership director Rich Hewitt welcomed applicants and a guest and Joe Sawyer who stopped in to see us.

In other news, a plug for some of our guys who are in the rock group Riptide – Huber, Golden, Hertz, Cerutti Sr. who had a gig this past weekend and some other members went to see them.

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