Thursday, April 21, 2016

Looking Back on the April 12th Chapter Meeting

Usual set up with risers and av equipment for a busy work nite at Durant.  Bari section leader Reed Livergood did the warm ups assisted by choreographer Carlos Barillo.

Before our director Joe Cerutti took over, president Randall Eliason introduced Julie Rizzo who was staffing a Help Table for guys who would participate in Spring2Action for Alexandria nonprofits. She is a community board member of the AH, Inc.

Joe expressed his gratitude for the work of the staff and members at this past weekend’s Youth Harmony Festival. He also alerted us that he would entertain suggestions for talent groups to participate with us on our holiday show. Email him.

Musically we worked hard on the uptune.  And then Joe and Carlos teamed up to help us start physically interpreting the ballad.

Executive Director Terry Reynolds reminded guys that Ike Evans was taking pixs in Room 3 for the chapter photo board.   Good news – John Smith has agreed to take the chapter historian position on the chapter ops team.  John works as an archivist in the military here in DC.

Terry reminded guys to check their calendars for visual studios on 5/7 and then watch for word about vocal studios.

The important retreat with Dr. David Wright in Westminster MD will be the first weekend in June beginning at 8 pm on Fri nite.  (Note that earlier start time.)  Plan ahead and get car pools set up.  Also you can email Chuck by May 31st about roommates in the suites.

Speaking of contest work, the rehearsal after Milk starts the mandatory rehearsals leading up to Nashville.  Also note that the schedule of rehearsals in Nashville is on Groupanizer.

Complete details about report times and uniform for the Milk show came to us all today from the chapter communications director Scipio Garling.  

Mark your calendar for the Armed Forces Show at Ft. Myer Chapel at 2 pm on May 21st.  Stay tuned.

This week was the 78th anniversary of the Barbershop Harmony Society. DA CAPO was on Ch. 5 Television here in the DC market to promote the milestone.

President Randall presented checks from the chapter to quartets that will be competing at the International Prelims this weekend in Reading, PA.  These are the Harmonizers in the quartets:

HANDSOME REWARD - Michael Gilmore, Mike Edison



DA CAPO  - Tony Colosimo, Andrew Havens


CABIN FEVER  - Alan Kousen, John Santora, Calvin Schnure

Membership director Rich Hewitt welcomed guests/applicants.

In other news, recently Jordan Haedtler competed in the FWD’s combined NE and NW Division contest in a quartet with his father (David), and with his brother (Patrick – gold medal lead with MASTERPIECE) and with Rob Menaker (good medal with NIGHTLIFE and MASTERPIECE) called DON’T TELL MOM.  They scored 79.8 singing “You’re the Girl I Love” and “Sweet Pea.”  The quartet will now compete in the FWD fall contest in Riverdale.  Congrats to Jordan.

Brian Miller invites all singers to the remembrance/celebration for Michellle Bruns Miller from 2-5 at the Carlyle Place Apartment club house at 2251 Eisenhower Ave in Alexandria.

Also it was announced that Bob Mattes mother passed away in recent days.  Sympathy to the family.

 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