Chorus Update, May 30

Correction on this week’s starting time

Beginning Thursday and for the rest of summer, the chorus rehearsals will begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at 9:30. This is to accommodate John Hayden’s summer home schedule.

The VLQ rehearsals will begin at 7:00 p.m. This week, Aged3Perfection will meet and prepare for the June 15 New Citizen’s Ceremony. We encourage all members who can join A2P for that event to join us for Thursday at 7.

Photo orders

The following should plan to pick up the group photo they ordered in April. Please have a check made out to the Harmony Hawks Chorus in the amount of $15 for each photo ordered.

  • Gary Lindsay
  • Dave Bryant (3)?
  • Dean Beckman
  • Dale Norby
  • John Hayden
  • Larry Aspleaf
  • Bob Handley (2)?
  • Cliff Newman
  • Ray Smith
  • Jim Sjostrom

Attendance important this summer

Check your email for a note from director John Hayden about the importance of attendance this summer. John acknowledged that summer is a time for travel, but if you are in town, please make every effort to come to rehearsal. in addition to the points John made about improving the performance of our rep, we need to remember that summer is our best time to recruit new members. We want our guests to see our chorus at our best each rehearsal because we may only get visitors to give us one chance!



Update May 31

Update May 31

6:15-7:00 – Aged2Perfection VLQ rehearsal

  • VLQ Announcements:
    • Age2P’s current repertoire includes the 3 naturalization songs.
    • Age2P is always open to anyone. Please join us.
    • Bohemian Red will be auditioning for new members over the summer months. Contact Greg at or at rehearsal to try out.

7:00-8:15 – Work on Tribute to Heroes songs. This performance is Thursday, June 14

  1. “National Anthem”
  2. “Isn’t She Lovely”
  3. “God Bless America”
  4. Rep review: “Little Help from My Friends”
  5. Rep Review: “Lord Listen to Your Children Praying”

Signup for Tribute to Heroes dinner, performance

We want everyone to follow this link to the signup sheet, whether or not you can perform. The dress for the event will be blue Harmony Hawks polo shirts, black pant, shoes and socks.

Photo pickup

The pre-ordered group photo we had taken by Reed Photography will be available to pickup at Thursday’s rehearsal. Please bring a check payable to the Harmony Hawks for $15 for each print ordered.

Summer events announced

  • June 4, Board meeting
  • June 14, Tribute to Heroes Dinner
  • June 15, Naturalization Ceremony, Federal Courthouse (Aged2Perfection will perform)
  • June 21, Sectional rehearsal at homes TBA
  • July 5, No rehearsal
  • July 27, 4 p.m. Golf outing at Meadowview Golf Club, 1500 E Maple St, Central City
  • August 19, 4 p.m. Family Picnic and John & Jennifer Hayden’s
  • October 10, Guest Night

Harmony Foundation follow-up

Thank you for a terrific evening yesterday! I really enjoyed reading through some songs I’d never sung before!

I’m also grateful for the time you gave me to share about Harmony Foundation and to talk a bit more about the successes that our donors are making possible through our Society’s educational and outreach programs.

Here’s a video of a couple of quartets who responded to the question, “Why do I sing?

If you are receiving this email as a member of the Cedar Rapids chapter, but were not able to join us yesterday, or if you were there but didn’t have the opportunity to complete a pledge card yourself, you can join Ambassadors of Song or President’s Council by CLICKING HERE.

Thanks to those of you who signed up last night as well as those already on board – you’re doing more good than you know!

Kyle Snook

Weekly Update, May 21

Weekly Update, May 21

Rehearsal Plans for May 24

  • 6:30   Bohemian Red VLQ rehearsal
  • 7:00   Chorus rehearsal, please be prompt. Please make sure you have worked on each of these songs BEFORE Thursday’s rehearsal:
    • God Bless America
    • Isn’t She Lovely
    • I Wish You Love
    • I Feel A Song Coming on – from start to measure 41
    • If God Didn’t Care
    • Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying

Special guest Thursday

Kyle Snook of the Harmony Foundation will join us for rehearsal and make a short presentation at the business meeting. Several of us in the chorus donate to the Harmony Foundation and on the member share program, a portion of that money comes back to the chorus. Kyle will talk about what other programs this money supports. Please wear your name tags and greet Kyle personally Thursday night.

Show recap hosted at the Aldrich home

Wendell and Mary hosted the show committee at their home Saturday night for a potluck dinner meeting and show rehash. The food, fellowship and discussion was excellent, with many good points noted from moving forward. A complete financial report will be ready soon, and Wendell will have a written report to share as well.

Board meeting moved to June 4

Originally scheduled for tonight, the next board meeting will now be held June 4, and 7 p.m. at Gary & Linda Lindsay’s home. Let any board member know of things we need to add to out agenda.