Weekly Update, June 23, 2019

Nightly discussions

Please remember to complete the survey from the first two weeks’ discussions. You can find it at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B29KTNW.

Discussion topic this week: Should the chorus be a social, performance or a competition chorus? (I propose that our chorus should be a competition chorus)

Performance Team

We will meet at 6:30 this week. Those members who had tasks to complete following the last meeting should provide updates.

  • Scheduling performances in September and October?
  • Spring show?

Tribute to Heroes follow-up

Thank you for a fantastic performance last week! Chad Hennings looked completely surprised when we sang the Benton Community Fight Song. Our songs went very well, and you saw we got a standing ovation for our performance. John did a great job introducing our songs, relating them to the theme of the event. Thank you, again, for your participation.

Thursday Night Schedule

  • 6:30 Performance Team
  • 7:00 Warm-up and Welcome7:00 Warm-up and Welcome
  • 7:20 Repertoire Work
    • Gospel MedleyLord Listen to Your ChildrenIf God Didn’t CareDaddy Sang Bass
  • 8:00 Business & Break
  • 8:15 Tag
  • 8:25 Director’s choice
  • 9:00 KTWWS
  • 9:02 Discussion topic

Upcoming Events

  • July 28: Family Picnic
  • August 2 – 4: Harmony College Midwest, Mason City
  • August 23: Golf Outing, 4:00
  • August 27: National Anthem at the Cedar Rapids Kernel’s game

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Weekly Update, June, 17, 2019

The chorus will perform this Thursday to kick off the Freedom Festival with the Tributes to Heroes Dinner at the Hotel at Kirkwood.

Tribute to Heroes

  • Date: This Thursday, June 20 (in lieu of rehearsal)
  • Arrive: 6:15 – 6:25
  • Where: The Hotel at Kirkwood (7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids)
  • Attire: Red shirt, white tie, black pants, vest, shiny shoes
  • Songs: National Anthem, Benton Community Fight Song, “With A Little Help From My Friends,” “Can You Feel The Love?,” “Armed Forces Medley”

The Schedule

  • 6:15-6:25  Arrive at The Hotel at Kirkwood (7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids)
  • 6:30     Rehearse
  • 7:00     Sing National Anthem and Benton Community Fight Song
  • 8:10     Perform Tribute to Heroes songs
    • “With A Little Help From My Friends”
    • “Can You Feel The Love?”
    • “Armed Forces Medley”

Three tickets available

Call, text or email John Hayden if you would like to join one of the two tables we have reserved for the event. He has three tickets available. 319-491-5995, or music m

Upcoming Events

  • July 28: Family Picnic
  • August 2 – 4: Harmony College Midwest, Mason City
  • August 23: Golf Outing, 4:00, Rolling Acres Golf Course, Center Point
  • August 27: National Anthem at the Cedar Rapids Kernel’s game    
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Weekly Update, May 19, 2019

Please join us for a great night of singing this Thursday, May 23 7–9 p.m. at our regular rehearsal location, the Scottish Rite Temple, 616 A Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids. You’ll have a great time!

Guest Night!

This week is guest night. Please follow up with the people you invited to see if they need a ride to the rehearsal or if they have any questions. You will see the schedule for the night below. Here are the people who volunteered to bring things for the night.

  •  Cookies or bars (2 dozen per person): Bob Handley, Jack, Bill, Larry A
  • Water: Larry Hlavacek
  • Gallon jug of lemonade: Scott Wilcox

Thursday Night’s Schedule

  • 6:30     Aged2Perfection – St. Patrick’s Church songs
  • 7:00     Welcome guests and physical warm-ups
  • 7:05     Hayden for vocal warm-ups
  • 7:15     Members introduce their guests
  • 7:20    A little more warm-up
  • 7:25     Learn a new song along with guests, “Who Will Buy”
  • 7:40     Teach a tag
  • 7:50     Business & short break, break out the cookies
  • 8:00     Video of a top quartet and a top chorus, relax and talk with guests
  • 8:20     Review the following: “Daydream,” National Anthem, “With a Little Help From My Friends,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” “Armed Forces Medley”
  • 9:00 KTWWS

Weekly Discussions

Beginning on May 30, President Larry Hlavacek will conduct a short 15-minute discussion with chorus members following rehearsal. The intention is to develop a strategic plan for the chorus spelling out who we are, what we do, how we do it, and more. He will send the discussion topic out with this weekly update so you can come with your thoughts, and also have slips of paper available if you don’t want to talk but do want to provide your comments in writing.

The first question will be: What can be done to retain current members?

Upcoming Events

  • June 6: St Patrick’s noon-time performance. Blue shirt, black pants, black shoes
  • June 20: Tribute to Heroes performance. Red shirt, white tie, black pants, shiny shoes
  • July 28: Family Picnic
  • August 2 – 4: Harmony College Midwest, Mason City
  • August 27: National Anthem at the Cedar Rapids Kernel’s game

St. Patrick’s Church singout

Date: June 6. Performance time is about 12:15. Arrive 11:30. Blue shirt, black pants, black shoes. Below is a sample script and a list of the songs for the sing-out.

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