Weekly Update, April 9

Rehearsal Plan, Thu. April 12

6:00 Bohemian Red VLQ, County Corridor, Profound Sound – practice transformations and songs

7:00 Chorus Rehearsal


  • Love Letters
  • Daddy Sang Bass
  • Isn’t She Lovely
  • Things Are Looking Up

Director’s Choice

  • I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing
  • Want to Hold Your Hand
  • I Wish You Love
  • With a Little Help
  • Armed Forces Medley
  • Patriotic Medley
  • America the Beautiful

Ad deadline past, donations still welcome

With a few ads still pending, we have just about filled the ad space for the program booklet. The donations list is not finalized yet, so you can still solicit donations or make your own. Please fill out the ad / donation contract and make check’s payable to Harmony Hawks Chorus.

CSD Conference call notes

I missed the call, but here’s what was discussed:

  • Iowa Senior Chorus idea seems to be dead for the year, but is a concept that John Marshall would like to see continue.
  • Old Capitol Chorus will again host the Cookie Festival, May 3, 7-9 p.m. at the Robert A. Lee Rec. Center.
  • the Iowa Choral Directors Association will convene on Des Moines July 23-24. Ed Bittle will contact each chorus about funding an ad in the program. They are looking for photos to be part of that ad.
  • Fall Festival: Iowa presidents still looking for us to host. Our board has approved an exploratory committee to look into a venue and possible costs. Wendell, Tom Read and Gary Lindsay are on the committee. We welcome any others who’d like to join us.
  • Iowa City and Des Moines are searching for directors.
  • State Fair Barbershop Day — Apparently, no one at the Fair Board picks up the phone.
  • Next call: May 13, 3 p.m.

Schedule for show day, April 28

  • 8:30a        Stage setup
  • 10:00        Tech rehearsal
  • 11:00        Run through        *Full chorus and chorus quartets/VLQ
  • 12:30p      Lunch (on your own)
  • 2:00          Warmups        *Full chorus and chorus quartets/VLQ
  • 2:30          House opens
  • 3:00          Show
  • 5:00          Show over, strike- Disassemble stage & risers
  • 6:00          Out of the Concert Hall- To VFW for afterglow

Renewals last week

We recognized two members for their renewals last week. Bob Kerdus has been a Harmony Hawks for 20 years, and a reliable tenor, singing in numerous quartets, both organized and ad hoc. He has also served as Chapter President, VP for Marketing & PR, VP Music & Performance, and VP Chapter Development/ Membership, and District Marketing VP. Bob has 12 Man of Note Awards. Gary Lindsay, has 21 years of membership and five Man of Note Awards, including (proudly) Bob.

Weekly Update, April 2, 2018

New format for the Update

We will try this new way of getting you the update each week, here through our website. I hope this eliminates the formatting issues that we’ve been encountering.

Thursday’s Rehearsal

6:00 Bohemian Red VLQ
7:00 Chorus Rehearsal


  • I Wish You Love
  • I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing
  • Director’s Choice
    • America the Beautiful
    • Armed Forces Medley
    • Daddy Sang Bass
    • I Want to Hold Your Hand
    • Isn’t She Lovely
    • Love Letters
    • Patriotic Medley
    • Things Are Looking Up
    • With a Little Help (with solos)

Lost & Found

After last Tuesday rehearsal: Lost – Gary Lindsay’s white tie. Found – A pair of shoes, and Elvis wig, and a pair of funky sunglasses. Please claim this week.

Ad deadline this Friday, April 6

Thank you for your sales efforts, and please wrap up all your accounts by the end of this week.

Group photo order

Here is the link for ordering an 8 X 10″ print of the photo we took last week. They are $15 each, and you can bring a check (made out to Harmony Hawks Chorus) to rehearsal to give to Al Huneke, or use the Payments link on this website. A low res, watermarked copy of the photo is available on the order form. Thank you again for all of you who dressed in uniform for the photo last Tuesday. We looked great!

Time to sell tickets!

The post card mailers have gone out to your ticket contacts, so now is the time for you to reach out and call them to urge them to order their tickets. The best way to order online is to follow the link on this website. To order by phone, call ShowTix at 1-866-967-8167.

We have posters available is you have a place to post. Get them at rehearsal Thursday.

Ushers needed for the show

Mary Aldrich is coordination ushering for the HH Spring Show on April 28.  This is a matinee and will start at 3:00 pm. She needs six helpers and needs to know by Thursday so we can get your names in the Program.  Show-up time for ushers will be 2:40 pm. Please contact Mary at 362-1587 or at mnwaldrich@hotmail.com if you can help.


Last week we celebrated the renewals of George Grovert (18 years) and John Roltgen (48 years).  Thank you to both these loyal Harmony Hawks!

George Grovert, 18 years a Harmony Hawk.
John Roltgen, 48 years a loyal Harmony Hawk.


Announcing Our 2018 Spring Show

The chorus sings under the direction of John Hayden on the stage of the Concert Hall at Prairie High School.

Let America Sing Again!

The Harmony Hawks present “Make America Sing Again,” a playful poke at contemporary politics, featuring the Harmony Hawks Chorus and our chapter quartets. One show only, 3 p.m. April 28 a the Concert Hall at Prairie High School, 401 76th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids. Two guest quartets highlight this show, and both are district champions. BoomTown from eastern Kansas won the gold medal in 2014, and Cedar Rapids’ own SwitchBack won it in 2015. Also joining us on stage will be Prairie Middle’s A Few Good Men. One show only, 3 p.m. Sat. April 28 at the Concert Hall at Prairie High School, 401 76th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids. Tickets are $5 for students high school age and under, and $20 for adults. Reserved seats are available online at this link. General admission tickets will be available at the door, check or cash only.