I was contacted by the Society about having dinner with Marty Monson, the CEO/Executive Director of the Barbershop Harmony Society. He is attending the Spring Convention and will be attending the start of our rehearsal, and will then go to part of Iowa City’s rehearsal.
Thank you to everyone who showed up for the Cedar Rapids Kernels National Anthem audition. Sorry for the late notice.
Fundraising at Pizza Ranch is being looked into. Cliff is meeting with Pizza Range staff Monday to discuss this. We would work 4 to 5 hours clearing tables and singing songs. We would earn money on sales and tips. Look for more details.
We are forming a group to develop a show which can be performed anywhere, with minimal effort by the chorus. The show could be performed multiple times in any number of locations. The show would consist of a mix of a Capella songs from the Harmony Hawks chorus, Aged To Perfection and Bohemian Red VLQs as well as Profound Sound and Timeless quartets. Anyone who would like to be a part of this team is invited to attend. This team will meet at 6:30 Thursday night.
Thursday’s Rehearsal Schedule
6:30 Shows and Performance Team meeting
7:00 Warm Up
7:20 “Down on the Corner,” “Daydream,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?”
7:45 Business and break
8:00 Cookie Festival songs: “Love letters,” “Isn’t She Lovely”
8:20 5-minute break
8:25 Tribute to Heroes songs: “You Raise Me Up,” “God Bless America,” “America the Beautiful Overlay” Quartet – need volunteers
April 26 – 28: Spring Convention in Iowa City May 2: Cookie Festival in Iowa City
Starting Thursday we will have a nightly greeter who will welcome people when they come to rehearsal. This person should arrive around 6:40 and have their nametag on. I have taken the first week and Al has taken the second. Please sign up to be a greeter.
We introduced two new songs last week. For this week, we will continue with the new songs and run through the entire song. Please work on them this week.
We are restructuring the rehearsal schedule. The first part of the rehearsal will involve learning of new songs and polishing the repertoire. This will be the detail work for the evening. After business and break we will run 5-6 repertoire numbers so that John can evaluate where he needs to emphasize. This segment may be directed by someone other than John so that he can listen and take notes. Let us know what you think after we implement this change.
Rehearsal plan for Thursday, March 14
7:00 Warm Up
7:20 New songs and polishing
Can You Feel the Love Tonight – entire song
What a Day For a Daydream – entire song
You Raise Me Up
7:40 Business & Break
7:55 Run repertoire
I Wish You Love
Daddy Sang Bass
Isn’t She Lovely
Lord, Listen to Your Children
Bill Grogen’s Goat
8:20 5-minute break
8:25 Continue with rep including VLQs and quartets
3/15 New Citizen Ceremony – Federal Courthouse Arrive 12:45. Red shirt, white tie, black pants, black shoes, no vest or tux coat
3/18 Board Meeting – 7:00 at Al Huneke’s home
4/26-28 – Spring Contest in Iowa City. We have been asked if we would be able to help with the event. We may also be the mic testers. Stay tuned for more information.
5/2 – Cookie Festival in Iowa City. This is a regular chorus rehearsal night, so we would like everyone to represent the Harmony Hawks at this event.