Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Looking Back on the March 3rd, 2020 Chapter Meeting
(Thanks to Jerry Jayjohn for serving as reporter for this week’s meeting. YeEd)
On March 3rd, we had our weekly chapter rehearsal and business meeting.  The guys, about 85 in all,  were called onto the risers by Terry Reynolds, at 7 pm, and they were led through a physical and vocal warm-up for about 10 minutes.
Director Joe Cerutti talked to the guys for a few minutes, prior to singing “42nd Street.” Joe was very impressed with how far along the chorus has gotten already as this was only the 2nd time we have sang the entire song as a group. Joe picked parts of “42nd Street,” he would like to see improved or have the vowel placement to be more correct, the guys worked on the song until it was time for chapter meeting.
During the chapter meeting we learned that Bob Watcher had fallen and broken his arm and they also found out he has pneumonia, and the passing of a long time harmonizer Mike Riordan. We had one guest at last night’s rehearsal (Chase Drake – a barbershopper from Portland OR), and we welcomed him with open arms, and the usual “Welcome Song.”
After break, the guys came back to the risers and continued working “42nd Street.” Joe is very happy with where they are on this tune. We continued the night moving on to “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.”
Before the guys left, Joe gave some tips, and once again sang his praises with how we are doing. After final announcements were made, Jacob Broude was asked to pull the ticket for the 50/50 drawing, pulling Stan Quick’s ticket. The night ended with “Keep the Whole World Singing.”
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 71st year of the Alexandria Harmonizer Chapter. —YeEd

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